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Overview

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.

People

Total Population16,381
Male Share of the Population50.7%
Female Share of the Population49.3%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+6,295
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married29.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,163
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,723
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,195

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,407
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone41.1%
Median Gross Rent$592
Median House Value$76,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.8%
US/American0.1%
English5.5%
Irish8.6%

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

Mount Clemens Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of St. Clair Shores, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City20 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
CountyMacomb
Standard Zip Codes48043
P.O. Box Zip Codes48046
Phone Area Codes586
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.597
Longitude-82.878

Mount Clemens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOUNT CLEMENS ANG BASE
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.2 inches
StationGROSSE POINTE FARMS
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fraser14,582$71,337
Roseville47,529$49,394
St. Clair Shores59,888$67,291
Sterling Heights131,139$70,419
Utica4,794$63,663

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

Mount Clemens Public Libraries

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

MOUNT CLEMENS GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1000 HARRINGTON BLVD
(586) 493-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mount Clemens High Schools

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MT. CLEMENS HIGH SCHOOL
155 CASS AVENUE
810-469-6100
A Title I School.
Serves 699 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

MACOMB COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER SCHOOL
400 NORTH ROSE
586-469-6552
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

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Historic Mount Clemens

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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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