Clare County MI Information


Clare County Subdivisions

Clare County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,003
Population in Households 30,559
Population in Familes 24,065
Population in Group Qrtrs 444
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 13,186
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 8,625
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,262 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,924 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,481 (44.3%)
Median Home Value $87,549
Average Home Value $112,461


Median Household Income $35,258
Average Household Income $45,224
Per Capita Income $19,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.06%
Households 0.27% 0.11%
Families 0.08% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Clare County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clare County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 48 43rd
Population Density1 # 46 46th
Diversity Index2 # 63 25th
Median Household Income # 80 5th
Per Capita Income # 81 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.