Saint Clair Shores, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Clair Shores had a population of 60,088 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Clair Shores ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Clair Shores is located at latitude 42.493 and longitude -82.8909 in Macomb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Clair Shores (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.67 sq. miles and a water area of 2.73 sq. miles. Macomb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The City of Saint Clair Shores (GNIS ID: 1627026) 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 Saint Clair Shores 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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Saint Clair Shores, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,088
Population in Households 59,808
Population in Familes 45,906
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density1 5,150
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 26,861
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 15,839
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,654 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,206 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,158 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $110,076
Average Home Value $133,758


Median Household Income $53,491
Average Household Income $65,020
Per Capita Income $29,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% 0.39%
Households 0.17% 0.42%
Families -0.09% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.

Saint Clair Shores, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Clair Shores 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 # 19 97th
Population Density1 # 11 99th
Diversity Index2 # 214 69th
Median Household Income # 164 76th
Per Capita Income # 136 80th

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