Clio, Michigan

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City of Clio
city
Location of Clio, Michigan
Location of Clio, Michigan
Coordinates: 43°10′41″N 83°44′10″W / 43.17806°N 83.73611°W / 43.17806; -83.73611
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Incorporation Village 1873
Incorporation City 1928
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Bob Smith
 • Administrator Eric Wiederhold
Area[1]
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,646
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,595
 • Density 2,383.8/sq mi (920.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48420
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-16620[4]
GNIS feature ID 0623488[5]
Website City Website

Clio /ˈkl/ is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is considered a suburb of Flint and is located entirely within Vienna Township, but is administratively autonomous. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,646.

History[edit]

Originally named Varney after the city's first grain buyer, its name was changed in 1864 to Clio. The name change was brought on by Colonel Hill, a literary minded local hotel owner. Colonel Hill convinced the local ladies to name the town after the Greek goddess Clio, muse of history and poetry and daughter of Jupiter.[6]

On July 23, 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Clio as a community chosen by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), to take part in the Blueprints for Downtowns program. Clio will receive a comprehensive, market-driven strategy toward developing an action-oriented downtown that will result in economic growth, job creation and private investments.[7] The Blueprints for Downtowns award, were announced to be also received by the communities of Caro and Ypsilanti. Scottville received a similar award to take part in the Cool Cities Michigan Main Street program.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), of which 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,212
1970 2,357 6.6%
1980 2,669 13.2%
1990 2,629 −1.5%
2000 2,483 −5.6%
2010 2,646 6.6%
Source: Census Bureau. Census 1960-[8] 2000, 2010.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,646 people, 1,196 households, and 654 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,383.8 inhabitants per square mile (920.4/km2). There were 1,336 housing units at an average density of 1,203.6 per square mile (464.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 1,196 households of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,483 people, 1,093 households, and 659 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,109.8 per square mile (812.5/km²). There were 1,205 housing units at an average density of 1,023.9 per square mile (394.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.49% White, 0.48% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 1,093 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 12.0% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,859, and the median income for a family was $42,155. Males had a median income of $37,109 versus $24,706 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,727. About 5.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Sports[edit]

The Genesee County Patriots of the North American Football League relocated to Clio from Flint, Michigan, a nearby city which is the largest in Genesee County. The Patriots play at Clio High School's Pride Stadium. In the Patriots' history, they have also played at Flint's Atwood Stadium (where they originally began), and Flint's Guy V. Houston Stadium (where they played when Pride Stadium underwent renovation). After a disagreement with the Clio school board, the Patriots moved back to Flint in 2006.

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Coordinates: 43°10′39″N 83°44′03″W / 43.17750°N 83.73417°W / 43.17750; -83.73417