Clawson, Michigan

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Clawson is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, its total population was 12,732.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of which is land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,732 people, 5,572 households, and 3,259 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,787.0 people 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 of the city 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 out 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.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% 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 income for a household in the city was $50,929, and the median income for a family was $64,684. Males had a median income of $45,242 versus $30,679 for females. The per capita income for the city 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

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.

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