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Clare County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 30,770 (29% urban, 71% rural); it was 31,252 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,033
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,209
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,431
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,724 (it was 2,255 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%

Land area: 567 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Clare County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.5%), Manufacturing (14.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Clare County, MI (2017)
    • 29,00192.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6412.1%Two or more races
    • 6061.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1300.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1300.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 860.3%Asian alone
    • 50.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

46.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 15,241  (49.5%)
Females: 15,529  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Clare County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,732 ($28,845 in 1999)
This county:

$37,732
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $571)
This county:

$477
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $98,671 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
Clare:

$98,671
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,289 - $140,971
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $899
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 283

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 373
  • Thefts: 419
  • Auto thefts: 44

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 407
  • Thefts: 420
  • Auto thefts: 52
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 112 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 1998: 120 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 1999: 132 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 2000: 146 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2001: 142 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2002: 128 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2003: 128 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2004: 145 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2005: 129 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2006: 86 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2011: 35 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $173,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Clare, MI residents
Average permit cost in Clare, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,242 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,031 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Clare, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clare, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Clare, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.1%
Clare County:

21.1%
Michigan:

14.2%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.9 years old
(Males: 46.6 years old, Females: 47.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, Black residents: 36.3 years old, American Indian residents: 58.0 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 43.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clare County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $678 a month.

Cities in this county include: Clare, Harrison, Farwell.

Clare County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clare County: Sims Townhall (A), North Port Marina (B), Au Gres Townhall (C), Point Au Gres Marina (D), Au Gres Boat Club (E), Brown's Landing RV Park (F), Singing Bridge Golf Course (G), Alger Rest Area (H), Pine River Station (I), Worth Station (J), Saganing Station (K), Alger Station (L), Huron Breeze Golf and Country Club (M), Northport Condo Campground (N), Knoll View Golf Course (O), Crystal Creek Campground (P), Riverbend Campground and Canoe Rental (Q), River View Campgrounds and Canoe Livery (R), Rifle River Golf Course (S), Pine River Golf Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clare County include: Delano Church (A), River of Life Fellowship (B), Alger Bible Baptist Church (C), Alger United Methodist Church (D), Saint Joseph Church (E), United Methodist Church (F), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), County Line Wesleyan Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Arenac Township Cemetery (1), Saint Edwards Catholic Cemetery (2), Saganing Indian Methodist Mission Cemetery (3), Indian Cemetery (4), Saint Joseph's Polish National Cemetery (5), Indian Burial Ground (6), Cedar Valley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lost Lake (A), Duck Lake (B), Oxbow Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Cranberry Lake (E), Lake Charlyle (F), Forest Lake (G), Au Gres Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wells Creek (A), Fritz Creek (B), Geese Drain (C), Townline Drain (D), Townline Creek (E), Big Creek (F), Hammell Creek (G), Hettinger Creek (H), Sunsmith Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clare County include: Whitney Township Park (1), Wigwam Bay Wildlife Area (2), Standish Nature Preserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arenac County , Fremont County, Wyoming , Pennington County, South Dakota , Missaukee County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Michigan:

4.4%

Unemployment by year in Clare, MI
County total employment by year in Clare, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Clare, MI

Current college students: 953
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 412 (64.6% naturalized citizens)

Clare County:

1.3%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 482010 or later
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 761990 to 1999
  • 291980 to 1989
  • 71970 to 1979
  • 235Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.4%

Clare County marital status for males Clare County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,492
  • One, attached: 117
  • Two: 63
  • 3 or 4: 150
  • 5 to 9: 268
  • 10 to 19: 112
  • 20 to 49: 207
  • 50 or more: 64
  • Mobile homes: 3,905
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Clare County with a mortgage: 5,820 (122 second mortgage, 331 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,085

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clare County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,32335
Catholic4,9982
Mainline Protestant1,0675
Other5736
None18,965-
Clare County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Clare County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Clare County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clare County:

9.5%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Clare County:

28.5%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Clare County:

Average size of farms: 155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,922
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $81.45
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 81.99%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,559
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.72%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $41,307
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.63%
Corn for grain: 2180 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 838 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 614 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

Clare County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 7120976.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/24/1993, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clare County-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.3 miles away from Clare County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 249.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 238.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.7 miles away from Clare County center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 10, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-774: September 18, 1986, FEMA Id: 774, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Drought, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3035: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3035, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-495: March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: 495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: September 30, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-486: September 30, 1975, FEMA Id: 486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind

The number of natural disasters in Clare County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clare

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,884 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 539 (6.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 105 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 50 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 283 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 753 (8.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (23%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Iraq (9%)
  • Syria (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clare County


  • German (18%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Clare County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 175 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 60 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Clare County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 169 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 90 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,038.

6.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,868 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Michigan average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.29% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($31,344 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($7,524 average AGI)
Clare County:

1.33%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Isabella County, MI  1.20% ($33,674 average AGI)
from Midland County, MI  0.36% ($24,487)
from Gladwin County, MI  0.33% ($39,889)
from Wayne County, MI  0.27% ($41,517)
from Macomb County, MI  0.22% ($73,250)
from Oakland County, MI  0.22% ($48,292)
from Saginaw County, MI  0.20% ($55,773)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Michigan average:

5.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.57% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($24,577 average AGI)
1.60% relocated to other states ($7,925 average AGI)
Clare County:

1.60%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Isabella County, MI  1.49% ($32,025 average AGI)
to Midland County, MI  0.48% ($31,423)
to Gladwin County, MI  0.45% ($30,041)
to Wayne County, MI  0.25% ($28,185)
to Oakland County, MI  0.18% ($27,150)
to Macomb County, MI  0.18% ($37,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Clare County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Clare County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Clare County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clare County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Clare County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clare County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clare County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clare County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Clare County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,415 (5,843 aged, 1,572 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 523 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Clare County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (549)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (513)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (427)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (348)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (258)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (189)
  • Congestive heart failure (187)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (179)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (114)
  • Unspecified dementia (99)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,404
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 201
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,685

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,321
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 187.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 114.1
  • Other - 73.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,770
  • In family households: 24,777 (4,434 male householders, 3,959 female householders)
    6,386 spouses, 7,577 children (6,827 natural, 240 adopted, 515 stepchildren), 692 grandchildren, 224 brothers or sisters, 352 parents, 296 other relatives, 904 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,543 (2,465 male householders (2,058 living alone)), 2,293 female householders (2,035 living alone)), 792 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 451

Size of family households: 4,754 2-persons, 1,526 3-persons, 980 4-persons, 582 5-persons, 259 6-persons, 327 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,087 1-person, 590 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 27 4-persons.

3,512 married couples with children.
1,645 single-parent households (501 men, 1,144 women).

95.1% of residents of Clare speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $205,286,000 ($6,448 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,843,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $108,293,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $53,680,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $626,000
Federal grants: $37,878,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,101,000 ($86,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,707,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,791,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,965,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,358,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,753
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,020
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +716
Here +23 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clare County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.04 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Clare County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Clare County, Michigan
  • 1252014 or later
  • 4112010 to 2013
  • 2,6372000 to 2009
  • 3,7561990 to 1999
  • 2,3701980 to 1989
  • 4,8161970 to 1979
  • 3,8041960 to 1969
  • 2,6931950 to 1959
  • 1,2981940 to 1949
  • 1,3721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clare County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clare County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clare County, Michigan
  • 431 room
  • 602 rooms
  • 5463 rooms
  • 1,6874 rooms
  • 2,3805 rooms
  • 2,1696 rooms
  • 1,6127 rooms
  • 9078 rooms
  • 1,3889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clare County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clare County, Michigan
  • 01 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 3783 rooms
  • 7354 rooms
  • 4655 rooms
  • 3096 rooms
  • 1607 rooms
  • 1008 rooms
  • 509+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clare County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clare County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clare County, Michigan
  • 52no bedroom
  • 5901 bedroom
  • 3,2822 bedrooms
  • 5,1723 bedrooms
  • 1,1664 bedrooms
  • 4555+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clare County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clare County, Michigan
  • 1no bedroom
  • 5491 bedroom
  • 9642 bedrooms
  • 6963 bedrooms
  • 1104 bedrooms
  • 65+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 561no vehicle
  • 3,6611 vehicle
  • 4,2882 vehicles
  • 1,6443 vehicles
  • 4444 vehicles
  • 2125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 478no vehicle
  • 1,0731 vehicle
  • 5902 vehicles
  • 1613 vehicles
  • 274 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

86.0% of Clare County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Clare County:

86.0%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26,116
  • Other state: 3,925
  • Northeast: 635
  • Midwest: 1,419
  • South: 1,278
  • West: 593
Year householders moved into unit in Clare County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clare County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 37.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 37.4%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.3%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 6.0%Wood
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 359
Here:

13.6%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

4.1%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 103
Here:

10.6%
Michigan:

15.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Clare County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,200,000
    Regular Highways: $937,000
    Housing and Community Development: $398,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,142,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,020,000
    General - Other: $2,866,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,899,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,549,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $656,000
    Central Staff Services: $633,000
    Health - Other: $427,000
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General Public Buildings: $209,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $973,000
    Transit Utilities: $903,000
    Highways: $482,000
    Housing and Community Development: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $507,000
    Highways: $436,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,621,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $622,000
    General Revenue - Other: $599,000
    Interest Earnings: $92,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $48,000
    Special Assessments: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $799,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Police Protection: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,870,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $391,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,442,000
    Other: $908,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,658,000
    Other License: $239,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,048,000

Clare County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,200,000
    Regular Highways: $937,000
    Housing and Community Development: $398,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,142,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,020,000
    General - Other: $2,866,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,899,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,549,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $656,000
    Central Staff Services: $633,000
    Health - Other: $427,000
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General Public Buildings: $209,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $973,000
    Transit Utilities: $903,000
    Highways: $482,000
    Housing and Community Development: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $507,000
    Highways: $436,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,621,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $622,000
    General Revenue - Other: $599,000
    Interest Earnings: $92,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $48,000
    Special Assessments: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $799,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Police Protection: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,870,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $391,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,442,000
    Other: $908,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,658,000
    Other License: $239,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,048,000

Clare County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,200,000
    Regular Highways: $937,000
    Housing and Community Development: $398,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,142,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,020,000
    General - Other: $2,866,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,899,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,549,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $656,000
    Central Staff Services: $633,000
    Health - Other: $427,000
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General Public Buildings: $209,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $973,000
    Transit Utilities: $903,000
    Highways: $482,000
    Housing and Community Development: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $507,000
    Highways: $436,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,621,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $622,000
    General Revenue - Other: $599,000
    Interest Earnings: $92,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $48,000
    Special Assessments: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $799,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Police Protection: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,870,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $391,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,442,000
    Other: $908,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,658,000
    Other License: $239,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,048,000

Clare County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $3,200,000
    Regular Highways: $937,000
    Housing and Community Development: $398,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,142,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,020,000
    General - Other: $2,866,000
    Police Protection: $2,186,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,045,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,899,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,549,000
    Financial Administration: $733,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $656,000
    Central Staff Services: $633,000
    Health - Other: $427,000
    Housing and Community Development: $238,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $227,000
    General Public Buildings: $209,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $173,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $973,000
    Transit Utilities: $903,000
    Highways: $482,000
    Housing and Community Development: $275,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $507,000
    Highways: $436,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,769,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,621,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $148,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $622,000
    General Revenue - Other: $599,000
    Interest Earnings: $92,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $60,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $48,000
    Special Assessments: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $799,000
    General - Other: $145,000
    Police Protection: $73,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,870,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $391,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,765,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,442,000
    Other: $908,000
    Transit Utilities: $740,000
    Public Welfare: $185,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,658,000
    Other License: $239,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,048,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,146
  • Number of aged recipients: 41
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,105
  • Number of recipients under 18: 147
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 869
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 130
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 397
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 533
Most common first names in Clare County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert21569.7 years
John21073.8 years
William20773.2 years
Mary14577.9 years
James14570.5 years
Charles14273.3 years
George11877.8 years
Donald11270.3 years
Richard9867.7 years
Joseph9174.8 years
Most common last names in Clare County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10273.2 years
Johnson5874.6 years
Miller5877.7 years
Davis5574.9 years
Brown4075.9 years
Wood3773.5 years
Williams3775.7 years
Allen3772.6 years
Wilson3575.6 years
Jones3073.5 years
Businesses in Clare County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's1McDonald's2
Burger King2New Balance1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves2Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1Subway4
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Decora Cabinetry2True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul3
H&R Block2UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1