Clarkston, Michigan

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Clarkston, Michigan
City
City of the Village of Clarkston
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889Coordinates: 42°44′01″N 83°25′08″W / 42.73361°N 83.41889°W / 42.73361; -83.41889
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Settled 1830
Incorporated (village) 1884
Incorporated (city) 1992
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)  9.80%
Population (2010)
 • Total 882
 • Density 2,004.5/sq mi (773.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48346
Area code(s) 248, 947
FIPS code 26-82450[2]
GNIS feature ID 623384[3]

The City of the Village of Clarkston, or Clarkston, is a small city located in Oakland County, Michigan. It is completely surrounded by Independence Township. The city is approximately one half square mile in size. Its population in 2010 was 882.[4]

Clarkston's Main Street is M-15. The village is located 42 miles north of Detroit. It has easy access to I-75 and US 24.

In 1992, Village residents voted to incorporate the Village as a city in order to preserve its boundaries and local government.

History[edit]

Squatter Linux Jacox from New York built the first house, a Shanty, in Clarkston in 1830. In 1832, Butler Holcomb built the second house and a sawmill. On December 12, 1840, the Independence post office was transferred to the community and assumed its name.[5] In 1842, the Clark brothers platted a tract of land for a village and gave it the name Clarkston.[6] Clarkston was incorporated in 1884 as a village.[5]

In 1992, the village of Clarkston was incorporated as a city.[7]

Historic district[edit]

The Village of Clarkston was designated a Michigan State Historic Site on January 16, 1976[citation needed] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places[7] on May 15, 1979.

The Clarkston Village Historic District includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street(M-15),Miller Road, Waldon Road and Washington Street.

Education[edit]

The city's public school district is the Clarkston Community School District.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 376
1870 471 25.3%
1880 368 −21.9%
1890 387 5.2%
1900 360 −7.0%
1910 345 −4.2%
1920 419 21.4%
1930 639 52.5%
1940 653 2.2%
1950 722 10.6%
1960 769 6.5%
1970 1,034 34.5%
1980 968 −6.4%
1990 1,005 3.8%
2000 962 −4.3%
2010 882 −8.3%
Est. 2015 894 [8] 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

In Clarkston in 2010, there were:

  • 402 households
  • 248 families
  • 440 housing units
  • 48.6% Males
  • 51.4% Females
  • 97.7% White
  • 0.6% Asian
  • 0.2% African American
  • 0.1% Native American
  • 2.19 was the average household size
  • 2.80 was the average family size
  • 21.4% under the age of 18
  • 6.0% from 18 to 24
  • 22.0% from 25 to 44
  • 31.4% from 45 to 64
  • 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older
  • 45.4 was the median age

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Notable people[edit]

This list includes people from the area (Clarkston and Independence Township).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clarkston, Michigan
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Village of Clarkston city, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Romig 1986, pp. 119.
  6. ^ Durant, Samuel W. (2005) [1877]. "Independence Township". History of Oakland County, Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. pp. 207–214. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  7. ^ a b "The 18 tiniest cities in Michigan". Flint Journal. Mlive Media Group. December 4, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ . United States Census Bureau http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-11-25.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Valerie Bertinelli". International Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  13. ^ "Olde Mill Inn - About Us". Olde Mill Inn. 
  14. ^ "Broadcasters". Detroit Tigers. 
  15. ^ "Voice of Detroit Tigers Dan Dickerson to meet with fans". theoaklandpress.com. 
  16. ^ "Home-grown Dane Fife happy with new job". theoaklandpress.com. 
  17. ^ "Village Of Clarkston Historic District". clarkstonhistory.info. 
  18. ^ "Clarkston's Kamieniecki a rising star in basketball, not baseball". The Detroit News. 
  19. ^ "Independence Township man arrested in burglary attempt of Kid Rock home". theoaklandpress.com. 
  20. ^ Clement, Heather. "ARCA driver eyes NASCAR". clarkstonnews.com. 

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