Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States, about 22 miles (35 km) west of Orlando and 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Leesburg. The population was 30,201 as of 2013. The city is residential in character and its economy is centered in retail trade, lodging, and food and beverage establishments, which are tourism oriented. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Clermont was founded in 1884 and named for the French birthplace of the manager of the Clermont Improvement Company, A.F. Wrotniski. The city was incorporated in 1916.The Florida Citrus Tower was built in 1956. The historic downtown district appearance has not changed much since 1962.