Clawson, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clawson, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Clawson had a population of 12,245 as of July 1, 2017. Clawson 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 Clawson is located at latitude 42.5367 and longitude -83.1504 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Clawson (GNIS ID: 1626089) 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 Clawson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clawson, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,245
Daytime Population: Workers 3,722
Daytime Population: Residents 5,215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,937
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 12,121
Population in Familes 8,781
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 5,568
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $55,396
Average Household Income $69,418
Per Capita Income $32,460


Total Housing Units 6,040 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,989 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,687 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 364 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $149,350
Average Home Value $148,671


Total Households 5,676
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 3,040
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% 0.53%
Households 0.54% 0.55%
Families 0.22% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Clawson, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clawson to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 83 88th
Population Density # 8 99th
Diversity Index # 259 63rd
Median Household Income # 161 77th
Per Capita Income # 115 84th

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