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Clare County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2014: 30,652 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clare County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%), Manufacturing (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Clare County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years
Males: 15,303  (49.9%)
Females: 15,349  (50.1%)
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Clare County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clare County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $34,019 ($28,845 in 1999)

This county:

$34,019
Michigan:

$51,084

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $456 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $549)
This county:

$456
State:

$660


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $89,645 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
Clare:

$89,645
Michigan:

$137,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,819 - $148,879
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $876
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,119 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $975 (1.2%)

Clare County household income distribution in 2009 Clare County home values distribution Clare County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 26.1%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.6% for American Indian residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 29.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 24.7%
Clare County:

24.7%
Michigan:

15.8%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 28.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.0% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 27.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 46 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 59 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 36 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:

6.0%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 953
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 336 (63% naturalized citizens)

Clare County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 30
  • 1990 to 1994: 35
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 34
  • 1965 to 1969: 201
Note: State values scaled to Clare County population

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: 16,894
  • One, attached: 103
  • Two: 118
  • 3 or 4: 162
  • 5 to 9: 266
  • 10 to 19: 180
  • 20 or more: 228
  • Mobile homes: 3,886
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 392

Housing units in Clare County with a mortgage: 3,639 (198 second mortgage, 323 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,893

Here:

55.7% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clare County

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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (29%)
  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Ireland (5%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • France (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clare County (%):

  • German (25%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • French Canadian (3%)

Clare County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,105 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 1,433 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 257 (2%)
  • Other means: 82 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 446 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $37,692.

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Michigan average:

5.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.93% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($24,971 average AGI)
1.40% relocated from other states ($5,570 average AGI)
Clare County:

1.40%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Isabella County, MI  1.06% ($31,853 average AGI)
from Wayne County, MI  0.37% ($40,488)
from Midland County, MI  0.32% ($38,057)
from Oakland County, MI  0.31% ($41,324)
from Gladwin County, MI  0.27% ($20,567)
from Genesee County, MI  0.26% ($28,276)
from Macomb County, MI  0.18% ($42,100)


6.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,966 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
Michigan average:

5.58%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.93% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($20,504 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($6,463 average AGI)
Clare County:

1.51%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Isabella County, MI  1.13% ($24,452 average AGI)
to Midland County, MI  0.36% ($34,350)
to Gladwin County, MI  0.35% ($22,184)
to Macomb County, MI  0.20% ($40,318)
to Wayne County, MI  0.20% ($27,045)
to Oakland County, MI  0.18% ($28,500)
to Ingham County, MI  0.17% ($22,579)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 30,535
  • In family households: 25,241 (6,320 male householders, 2,264 female householders)
    6,613 spouses, 7,768 children (7,043 natural, 217 adopted, 508 stepchildren), 652 grandchildren, 160 brothers or sisters, 151 parents, 227 other relatives, 955 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,294 (2,283 male householders (1,809 living alone)), 2,099 female householders (1,816 living alone)), 912 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 391 (283 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,575 2-persons, 1,697 3-persons, 1,285 4-persons, 639 5-persons, 236 6-persons, 152 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,625 1-person, 667 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 10 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,881 married couples with children.
1,954 single-parent households (574 men, 1,380 women).

96.5% of residents of Clare County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 34% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% 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:

5.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 9
  • 2010 to 2013: 374
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,721
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,834
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,530
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,678
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,683
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,624
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,245
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,498
Note: State values scaled to Clare population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clare County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clare County population
  • 1 room: 33
  • 2 rooms: 184
  • 3 rooms: 567
  • 4 rooms: 1,828
  • 5 rooms: 2,936
  • 6 rooms: 2,260
  • 7 rooms: 1,367
  • 8 rooms: 708
  • 9+ rooms: 548
  • 1 room: 30
  • 2 rooms: 167
  • 3 rooms: 484
  • 4 rooms: 671
  • 5 rooms: 482
  • 6 rooms: 261
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clare County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clare County population
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 720
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,679
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,736
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,040
  • 5+ bedrooms: 195
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 659
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,003
  • 3 bedrooms: 451
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
Cars and other vehicles available in Clare County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clare County population
  • no vehicle: 554
  • 1 vehicle: 3,428
  • 2 vehicles: 4,502
  • 3 vehicles: 1,482
  • 4 vehicles: 326
  • 5+ vehicles: 139
  • no vehicle: 452
  • 1 vehicle: 1,113
  • 2 vehicles: 542
  • 3 vehicles: 96
  • 4 vehicles: 38
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

59% of Clare County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Michigan.

Clare County:

59.2%
State average:

58.3%

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

  • This state: 26,453
  • Northeast: 472
  • Midwest: 1,734
  • South: 1,508
  • West: 605

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clare County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.3%)
  • Utility gas (37.2%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (47.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.5%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 229
Here:

6.1%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 62
Here:

3.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 68
Here:

8.1%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

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
Clare County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clare County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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