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Overview

Introduction to St. Clair, Michigan

St. Clair, Michigan, in St Clair county, is 30 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center) and 44 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan. The city has a population of 5,802.

St. Clair History

The city, which is situated on the western banks of River St. Clair, was named after the river, which was christened after Lake St. Clair, which is located between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan. The name of the river was spelled Saint Clare based upon the English maps of 1710. In the Mitchell Map of 1755, the current spelling of the river was used. St. Clair was incorporated as a town in 1850 and then as a city in 1858.

St. Clair and Nearby Attractions

  • Detroit Zoo
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Algonac State Park
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Fox Theater Building

Things To Do In St. Clair

Local celebrations in St. Clair include the Blue Water Ramble, an annual International Bicycling Event generally held in October, and the Annual St. Clair Art Fair, a two-day event held in June. There are numerous parks near St. Clair including Algonac State Park, Lakeport State Park, and Stony Creek Metropark. Cranbrook Art Museum, Ferndale Historical Museum, and Cranbrook Institute of Science are some of the museums near St. Clair. Historical sites nearby include Historic Fort Wayne, Cranbrook, and the Fox Theater Building.

St. Clair Transportation

Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.

St. Clair Higher Education

Colleges near St. Clair include Baker College of Auburn Hills, Baker College of Port Huron, and College for Creative Studies.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

St Clair Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NE of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County St Clair
Standard Zip Codes 48079
Phone Area Codes 810
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.82
Longitude -82.486

St Clair Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PORT HURON
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
Station GROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance 35.4 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
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 39.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Clair, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saint Clair Township (48079)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algonac 4,065 $54,643
Marine City 4,193 $52,857
Marysville 9,842 $68,299
New Baltimore 12,144 $94,677
Port Huron 29,534 $40,381
Richmond 5,806 $59,313
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St Clair High Schools

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ST. CLAIR HIGH SCHOOL
2200 CLINTON AVENUE
810-676-1700
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,011 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

RIVERVIEW EAST HIGH SCHOOL
301 N. SIXTH STREET
810-676-1600
A Non-traditional School
A Magnet School.
Serves 178 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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