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Clay township, MI map Land area: 35.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 47.1 sq. mi.
Population: 9,822 (74% urban, 26% rural)
Males: 4,998  (50.9%)
Females: 4,824  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 9,822 (9,030 owner occupied, 792 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

26%


Races in Clay township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 40.9
Median age of females: 40.9

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Average household size: 2.50

Clay township:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $53,946 ($55,059 in 1999)
This township:

$53,946
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $587 (lower quartile is $379, upper quartile is $808)
Here:

$587
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $177,298 (it was $155,500 in 2000)
Clay township:

$177,298
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $112,414 - $270,103

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $213,958
Here:

$213,958
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $232,696
Here:

$232,696
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $251,390
Here:

$251,390
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $561,144
Here:

$561,144
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $767,428
Here:

$767,428
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $84,838
Here:

$84,838
State:

$39,606
Population density: 277 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.4%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Algonac, Pearl Beach.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clay township: Camp Farwell (A), Harsens Island Range Lights (B), Willow Point Light (C), Mud Channel Country Club (D), Clinton River Boat Club (E), Harsens Island Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Clay township: Saint Mark Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Catherine Cemetery (1), Oaklawn Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Blue Hill Pond (A), Gooseneck Pond (B), Little Lake (C), Mud Lake (D), Middle Ground (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marine City Drain (A), Saint Clair River (B), Beaubien Creek (C), Beaverdam Drain (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clay township include: Algonac State Park (1), Saint Clair Flats State Wildlife Area (2), Harsen House Historical Marker (3), North Channel Shooting Club Historical Marker (4), Saint Clair River Historical Marker (5), Stewart Farm Historical Marker (6), Memoir of Aura Stewart Historical Marker (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 256 (81% naturalized citizens)

Clay township:  2.6%
State:  5.3%

68% of Clay township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 8320
  • Northeast: 231
  • Midwest: 414
  • South: 320
  • West: 107

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $165,000

Clay township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,738
  • One, attached: 55
  • Two: 20
  • 3 or 4: 20
  • 5 to 9: 55
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • Mobile homes: 419

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,900


Housing units in Clay township with a mortgage: 2,221 (202 second mortgage, 331 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 819

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 114
  • 1995 to 1998: 335
  • 1990 to 1994: 436
  • 1980 to 1989: 465
  • 1970 to 1979: 862
  • 1960 to 1969: 829
  • 1950 to 1959: 984
  • 1940 to 1949: 457
  • 1939 or earlier: 838

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 366
  • 5 rooms: 1,011
  • 6 rooms: 1,113
  • 7 rooms: 491
  • 8 rooms: 283
  • 9 or more rooms: 229

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 71
  • 5 rooms: 50
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Clay township:

  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 97
  • 2 bedrooms: 889
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,127
  • 4 bedrooms: 393
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 89

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay township:

  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 69
  • 2 bedrooms: 89
  • 3 bedrooms: 117
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Clay township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 125
  • 1 vehicle: 868
  • 2 vehicles: 1,672
  • 3 vehicles: 586
  • 4 vehicles: 273
  • 5 or more vehicles: 86

Cars and other vehicles available in Clay township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 152
  • 2 vehicles: 76
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (22%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay township:

  • German (20.0%)
  • Polish (17.3%)
  • Irish (8.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (7.9%)
  • Italian (7.7%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • United States or American (5.4%)

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

  • Canada (37%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Other Southern Europe (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,081 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 347 (8%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 24 (1%)
  • Other means: 19 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 124 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

96.1% of residents of Clay township speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,677
  • In family households: 8,287 (2,315 male householders, 491 female householders)
    2,364 spouses, 2,631 children (2,375 natural, 81 adopted, 175 stepchildren), 190 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 55 parents, 91 other relatives, 135 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,390 (653 male householders (497 living alone)), 449 female householders (408 living alone)), 288 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 1,367 2-persons, 622 3-persons, 531 4-persons, 204 5-persons, 58 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 905 1-person, 151 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 16 5-persons,

1,711 married couples with children.
348 single-parent households (106 men, 242 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 122
Here:

12.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

5.1%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

15.6%
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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Clay township:

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