Clare, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Clare had a population of 3,147 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clare is located at latitude 43.8244 and longitude -84.7651 in Clare County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clare (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Clare County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 837 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Clare are located in Clare County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Isabella County.

The City of Clare (GNIS ID: 1626085) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clare population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,147
Population in Households 3,025
Population in Familes 2,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 928
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,376
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 804
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 724 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $101,667
Average Home Value $109,349


Median Household Income $32,860
Average Household Income $46,501
Per Capita Income $20,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% -0.03%
Households 0.26% 0.1%
Families 0.82% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clare to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 231 67th
Population Density1 # 356 49th
Diversity Index2 # 428 38th
Median Household Income # 615 11th
Per Capita Income # 490 29th

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