Clare, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clare, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The City of Clare had a population of 3,049 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,049
Daytime Population: Workers 3,396
Daytime Population: Residents 1,754
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,150
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 2,938
Population in Familes 2,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 899
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $33,833
Average Household Income $48,983
Per Capita Income $21,451


Total Housing Units 1,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 689 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 637 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $105,025
Average Home Value $112,791


Total Households 1,326
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 772
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 -0.31% -0.38%
Households -0.29% -0.35%
Families 0.14% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 234 66th
Population Density # 368 47th
Diversity Index # 434 37th
Median Household Income # 627 10th
Per Capita Income # 488 30th

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