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 60,740 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Saint Clair Shores, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,740
Daytime Population: Workers 18,380
Daytime Population: Residents 30,003
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 60,460
Population in Familes 46,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 280
Population Density2 5,206
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $54,708
Average Household Income $68,007
Per Capita Income $30,544


Total Housing Units 29,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,781 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,383 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,931 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $115,070
Average Home Value $138,288


Total Households 27,164
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 15,949
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 0.24% 0.42%
Households 0.3% 0.45%
Families 0.01% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 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 # 19 97th
Population Density # 11 99th
Diversity Index # 213 69th
Median Household Income # 169 76th
Per Capita Income # 141 80th

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