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Overview

Introduction to Clawson, Michigan

Clawson, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 3 miles N of Royal Oak, Michigan and 14 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

Clawson History

Early settlers in this area purchased land and named it sections 3 and 4 of Town 1, Range 11 East and sections 33 and 34 of Town 2, Range 11 East, Bloomfield Township. The first road was built in the year 1827 between these section lines. Clawson was incorporated as a city in 1940.

Clawson and nearby Attractions

  • Clawson Historical Museum
  • Madison Heights Nature Center
  • Clawson Parks & Recreation
  • Clawson Park
  • Red Run Golf Club
  • Worden Park

Things To Do In Clawson

One can attend the swimming training center at Clawson High School, which offers swimming and adult water aerobics classes. Clawson Parks and Recreation Department also organizes various activities and programs throughout the year.

Clawson Transportation

Detroit City Airport provides air transportation to the area.

Clawson Higher Education

The colleges and universities situated close to the city are University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus, Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus, Macomb Community College and Henry Ford Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,008
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+6,692
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.8%
Median Earnings25+$43,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,911
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,911

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,551
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$828
Median House Value$139,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
Irish14.9%
Polish14.3%
English12.4%
Italian6.9%
French Except Basque5.9%
Scottish3.2%
Russian2.8%
Swedish2.7%
Finnish1.8%
Canadian1.7%
Hungarian1.7%
Welsh1.7%
Ukrainian1.3%
Albanian1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Greek1%
Maltese0.7%
German0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
US/American0.2%
African0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Clawson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48017
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-83.15

Clawson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley15,239$89,672
Beverly Hills10,450$136,429
Birmingham20,653$150,750
Huntington Woods6,330$138,750
Madison Heights30,168$55,404
Royal Oak58,823$92,047

Clawson Public Libraries

Blair Memorial Library
416 NORTH MAIN STREET
Clawson, Michigan
(248) 588-5500

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Clawson Public Schools

Clawson High School
101 John M Ave
ZIP: 48017
(248) 655-4202
High
Total Enrollment 583
Clawson Middle School
150 John M Ave
ZIP: 48017
(248) 655-4252
Middle
Total Enrollment 386
Kenwood Elementary School
240 Nahma Ave
ZIP: 48017
(248) 655-3838
Primary
Total Enrollment 258
Paul A. Schalm School
940 North Selfridge Blvd
ZIP: 48017
(248) 655-4914
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

Clawson Private Schools

Guardian Angels School
521 E 14 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48017
Elementary
Total Enrollment 297
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