Clare, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Clare, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Clare had a population of 3,028 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Clare is located at latitude 43.8195 and longitude -84.7686 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.

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Clare, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,028
Population in Households 2,921
Population in Familes 2,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density2 893
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $36,172
Average Household Income $50,232
Per Capita Income $22,079


Total Housing Units 1,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 772 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 551 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $99,354
Average Home Value $116,041


Total Households 1,324
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 768
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.35% -0.5%
Households -0.27% -0.41%
Families 0.06% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 2018 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 # 238 66th
Population Density # 369 47th
Diversity Index # 441 36th
Median Household Income # 608 12th
Per Capita Income # 478 31st

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