Clawson, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clawson, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Clawson had a population of 11,996 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 11,996
Population in Households 11,877
Population in Familes 8,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 5,455
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 5,573
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 2,999
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,949 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,624 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $141,342
Average Home Value $142,656


Median Household Income $54,246
Average Household Income $66,602
Per Capita Income $31,218
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.54%
Households 0.33% 0.6%
Families 0.04% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

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, 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 # 85 88th
Population Density1 # 9 99th
Diversity Index2 # 264 62nd
Median Household Income # 153 78th
Per Capita Income # 110 84th

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