Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan

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Clinton Charter Township, Michigan
Charter Township of Clinton
Location within Macomb County
Location within Macomb County
Clinton Township is located in Michigan
Clinton Township
Clinton Township
Location within the State of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°35′13″N 82°55′12″W / 42.58694°N 82.92000°W / 42.58694; -82.92000Coordinates: 42°35′13″N 82°55′12″W / 42.58694°N 82.92000°W / 42.58694; -82.92000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Macomb
 • SupervisorRobert Cannon
 • ClerkKim Meltzer
 • Charter township28.37 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Land28.10 sq mi (72.8 km2)
 • Water0.27 sq mi (0.7 km2)
876 ft (267 m)
 • Charter township96,796
 • Estimate 
100,471 (US: 309th)
 • Density3,444.7/sq mi (1,330.0/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48035, 48036, 48038
Area code586
FIPS code26-16500[2]
GNIS feature ID1626099[3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Clinton Township, officially the Charter Township of Clinton, is a charter township of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the township had a total population of 100,513. It ranks as Michigan's most-populated township and 8th most-populated municipality overall.

As a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Clinton is about 10 miles (16 km) north of the city of Detroit. The township is home to many parks, notably George George Memorial Park.[4] The main branch of the Clinton River, for which the township was named, runs through Clinton Township.


There are two unincorporated communities in the township/CDP:[5]


The first settlement on the land currently known as Clinton Township was called Gnadenhuetten and established in 1782 by Rev. David Zeisberg, but closed in 1786. The township was organized as "Huron Township" on August 12, 1818, named after what was then known as the Huron River. Because of confusion with another Huron River south of Detroit, on July 17, 1824, the Michigan Territorial Legislature renamed both the township and the river after DeWitt Clinton, the popular governor of New York from 1817 to 1823 who was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.[9]


Moravian Drive is the township's oldest road dating back to the days when the Moravian Missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.[10]

Residents are served by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library.[11] Clinton Township is also home of the Walker Goldie Institute. This organization is dedicated to the education of youth through teaching and after school programs. The organization was founded by Kimberly Hyde in 2007. It is currently inactive.[12]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.37 square miles (73.5 km2), of which 28.10 square miles (72.8 km2) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) (0.95%) is water.[13]

The Clinton River forks into three branches within the township.[5]


As of the census of 2010, there were 96,796 people, 42,036 households, and 25,678 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 82.08% White, 13.04% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.37% of the population. By 2016, the township's population was estimated to have surpassed 100,000.[14]

In 2000, there were 40,299 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98.

In 2000, 22.4% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $50,067, and the median income for a family was $61,497. Males had a median income of $48,818 versus $29,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,758. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Italian American Cultural Society (IACS) is located in Clinton Township.[15] The IACS building is located on Romeo Plank Road, north of 19 Mile,[16] situated on the northern edge of the township. It is in proximity to the former ex-Partridge Creek clubhouse. In 2004, the center moved to its current location from Warren.[17]


Chippewa Valley Schools with 2 highschools (Chippewa Valley & Dakota) and Clintondale Community Schools with 1 high school (Clintondale High) are the primary school districts in the township.[18] Other school districts that operate within Clinton Township are L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Fraser Public Schools, and Mount Clemens Community Schools.


The Macomb Daily is headquartered in Clinton Township.[19]

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  1. ^ "City and Town Population Totals: 2010-2019". Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Clinton Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ "Parks". Charter Township of Clinton. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  5. ^ a b "Macomb County" (PDF). County Maps. Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Broad Acres, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cady, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  8. ^ Romig 1986, p. 92.
  9. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (2005) [1882]. "Organization". History of Macomb County. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 297. Retrieved 2006-10-01.
  10. ^ "Movers in Clinton Township - Clinton Twp Michigan MI". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. ^ "History & Statistics - Clinton-Macomb Public Library". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  12. ^ Hyde, Kimberly. "Walker Goldie, INC". Walker Goldie, INC. Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  13. ^ "Michigan: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. 31 Michigan. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  14. ^ "Clinton Township hits 100,000-resident mark". 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Italian American Cultural Society. Retrieved on December 5, 2013. "Address Italian American Cultural Society 43843 Romeo Plank Road Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  16. ^ Kucharski, Chris. "CLINTON TWP. ITALIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS." Detroit Free Press. November 4, 2007. Community Free Press p. CU2. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "Cultural center takes root in Clinton Township." The Detroit News. December 8, 2004. ID: det20402745. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "Chippewa Valley High School".
  19. ^ "Contact Us" (). The Macomb Daily. Retrieved on July 5, 2015. "The Macomb Daily 19176 Hall Road, 2nd Fl. Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  20. ^ "Eminem House Exclusive: His Two Michigan Mansions Revealed".


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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