Introduction to Mount Clemens, Michigan

Mount Clemens, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 7 miles N of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and 20 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city is conveniently located inside the Detroit metropolitan area.

Mount Clemens History

In 1795, the area now known as Mount Clemens was first surveyed by Christian Clemens, who became one of its early settlers. In 1818, the area was named Mount Clemens. The post office of Mount Clemens was established in 1821 and John Stockton was named its first postmaster. In 1837, Mount Clemens was incorporated as a village, but it was reincorporated as a city in 1879.

Mount Clemens and nearby Attractions

  • Michigan Transit Museum
  • Stony Creek Metropark
  • Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
  • Fair Lane (Henry Ford estate)
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Mount Clemens

The city of Mount Clemens has a number of parks. During winter months, you can spend leisure time at the outdoor ice skating rinks of Dorothea-Leonore Park and Lawndale Park. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at MacArthur Park, Clinton River Park and Shadyside Park. The city also has a wildlife sanctuary named Sleepy Hollow, where you will find a number of scenic trails. Apart from these, the city of Mount Clemens also includes restaurants, movie theaters and shopping areas.

Mount Clemens Transportation

Detroit City Airport is the nearest major airport.

Mount Clemens Higher Education

Macomb Community College, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, Wayne State University, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, St Clair County Community College and Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus are all nearby.


Total Population 16,381
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,295
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 29.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $29,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,723
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,195


Median Family Income $47,407
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%


People Living Alone 41.1%
Median Gross Rent $592
Median House Value $76,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.5%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Clemens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48043
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48046
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.597
Longitude -82.878

Mount Clemens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fraser 14,582 $71,337
Roseville 47,529 $49,394
St. Clair Shores 59,888 $67,291
Sterling Heights 131,139 $70,419
Utica 4,794 $63,663

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Clemens Public Libraries

Mount Clemens Public Library
Mount Clemens, Michigan
(586) 469-6200
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Mount Clemens Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(586) 493-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mount Clemens High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

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Historic Mount Clemens


Medea Bath House between 1880 and 1899

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Medea Bath House between 1880 and 1899

Fountain House between 1880 and 1899

Sherman House between 1880 and 1899

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