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Overview

Introduction to St. Johns, Michigan

St. Johns, Michigan, in Clinton county, is 18 miles N of Lansing, Michigan (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Lansing - East Lansing metropolitan area.

St. Johns History

DeWitt Clinton, a prominent American statesman, was the first settler in present day Clinton County. He conceptualized an artificial waterway to facilitate transportation. It eventually became the Erie Canal, and was responsible for bringing a number of settlers to the area. The community of St. Johns was laid out several decades later and was established by John Swegles and Rev. C. A. Lamb in 1853. The "Saint" part of the name refers to the Reverend's efforts, while "John" was in honor of John Swegles. St. Johns was initially incorporated as a village in 1857, and was granted city status in 1904. It is the seat of Clinton County.

St. Johns and Nearby Attractions

  • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
  • Michigan Historical Center
  • W.K. Kellogg House
  • Sleepy Hollow State Park
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden

Things To Do In St. Johns

St. Johns is close to a number of museums and historic sites including the Impression 5 Science Center, Michigan Historical Center, Battle Creek Sanatarium, W.K. Kellogg House, and R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. Sleepy Hollow State Park, encompassing more than 2,000 acres, offers opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, and picnicking. Other popular attractions are Dow Gardens, Potter Park Zoo, and W.J. Beal Botanical Garden. In addition, the community celebrates the Mint Festival during the second weekend of August every year. It features homemade crafts, food vendors, a flea market, and live entertainment.

St. Johns Transportation

Air transportation is available fron the Bishop International Airport.

St. Johns Higher Education

Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University, and Northwood University are close to the city of St. Johns.

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

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

St Johns Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Lansing, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Clinton
Metro Area Lansing - East Lansing
Standard Zip Codes 48879
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.001
Longitude -84.559

St Johns 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 ST JOHNS
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station OWOSSO WWTP
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station IONIA 2 SSW
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elsie 1,080 $52,969
Fowler 1,229 $76,641
Laingsburg 1,296 $55,227
Maple Rapids 688 $49,118
Ovid 1,596 $50,938

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

St Johns Public Libraries

Library
Briggs Public Library
108 EAST RAILROAD STREET
St Johns, Michigan
(989) 224-4702
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St Johns Hospitals

CLINTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
805 S OAKLAND
(989) 224-6881
Emergency Service: Yes

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St Johns High Schools

ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL
501 W. SICKLES STREET
989-227-4000
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,075 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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