Clawson, Michigan

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Clawson, Michigan
City of Clawson
Motto(s): 
"Little City with a Big Heart"[1]
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Clawson is located in Michigan
Clawson
Clawson
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°32′00″N 83°08′47″W / 42.53333°N 83.14639°W / 42.53333; -83.14639Coordinates: 42°32′00″N 83°08′47″W / 42.53333°N 83.14639°W / 42.53333; -83.14639
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyOakland
Incorporated1921 (village)
1940 (city)
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorDeborah Wooley
 • City managerErin Irwin
Area
 • City2.20 sq mi (5.70 km2)
 • Land2.20 sq mi (5.70 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Population
 • City11,825
 • Estimate 
(2018)[4]
11,936
 • Density5,430.00/sq mi (2,096.87/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48017
Area code(s)248
FIPS code26-16160[5]
GNIS feature ID0623389[6]
WebsiteOfficial website

Clawson is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, its population was 11,825.[7]

History[edit]

The city's name is a misspelling of John Lawson's name, a local settler.[8] Clawson began in 1829 and was originally known as Pumachug and The Corners. It was incorporated in 1921 as a village and in 1940 as a city.[9]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.20 square miles (5.70 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19303,377
19404,00618.6%
19505,19629.7%
196014,795184.7%
197017,61719.1%
198015,103−14.3%
199013,874−8.1%
200012,732−8.2%
201011,825−7.1%
Est. 201811,936[4]0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[3] there were 11,825 people, 5,460 households and 2,992 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,375.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,075.3/km2). There were 5,791 housing units at an average density of 2,632.3 per square mile (1,016.3/km2). The racial makeup was 93.4% White, 1.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 5,460 households of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age was 39.9 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The sex makeup was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 12,732 people, 5,572 households and 3,259 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,787.0 per square mile (2,234.5/km²). There were 5,676 housing units at an average density of 2,579.9 per square mile (996.1/km²). The racial makeup was 96.10% White, 0.80% African American, 0.34% Native American, 1.32% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic and Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 5,572 households of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.98.

20.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median household income was $50,929 and the median family income was $64,684. Males had a median income of $45,242 and females $30,679. The per capita income was $25,676. About 1.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Clawson utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and four council members. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city.

Clawson is represented in the State House of Representatives by Padma Kuppa, in the State Senate by Mallory McMorrow, in the US Congress 9th Congressional District by Andy Levin, and in the US Congress 11th Congressional District by Haley Stevens.

Education[edit]

The city of Clawson is entirely within the boundaries of Clawson Public Schools.

Japhet School, a private school, is located in a former YWCA building in Clawson. It moved there in August 2013 from its previous location in Madison Heights.[12]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Clawson, Michigan". City of Clawson, Michigan. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clawson, Michigan
  7. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Clawson city, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  8. ^ "Profile for Clawson, Michigan, MI". ePodunk. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  9. ^ Walter Romig, Michigan Place Names, p. 119
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Japhet School Celebrates 40 Years and Moves to Clawson Archived 2014-08-02 at the Wayback Machine." Japhet School. July 9, 2013. Retrieved on November 6, 2013. () "31202 Dorchester, Madison Heights, MI 48701" "Mailing address through August 20: above" and "Mailing address after August 20: 839 S. Crooks, Clawson, MI 48017"

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