Introduction to St. Clair Shores, Michigan

St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in Macomb county, is 14 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area.

St. Clair Shores History

The area where the city of St. Clair Shores stands today was inhabited by French settlers as early as 1710. It was a part of Erin Township from 1843 until 1911. The city was once home to an amusement park named Jefferson Beach. St. Clair Shores grew from a resort community to a suburban city rapidly after World War II. It was incorporated in 1951.

St. Clair Shores and nearby Attractions

  • St Clair Shores Parks & Recreation Department
  • City of St Clair Shores Department of Parks & Recreation
  • St Clair Shores Historical
  • Roseville Recreation Department
  • Lake St Clair Park
  • Spindler Park

Things To Do In St. Clair Shores

The city offers an array of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. You can hangout with friends at the various parks in the city, or enjoy shopping at the several shopping plazas.

St. Clair Shores Transportation

The nearest major airport to the city is the Detroit City Airport.

St. Clair Shores Higher Education

Colleges situated close to the city include Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus, Lawrence Technological University and Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus.


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


% 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


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


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

St Clair Shores Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Detroit, Michigan
County Macomb
Standard Zip Codes 48080, 48081, 48082
Phone Area Codes 586
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.496
Longitude -82.888

St Clair Shores Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.7 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 8.8 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
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastpointe 32,585 $49,297
Fraser 14,582 $71,337
Grosse Pointe Woods 15,859 $106,359
Harper Woods 13,964 $55,271
Roseville 47,529 $49,394

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

St Clair Shores Public Libraries

Saint Clair Shores Public Library
St Clair Shores, Michigan
(586) 771-9020
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St Clair Shores High Schools

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22980 E. 13 MILE ROAD
Serves 1,094 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

21100 E. 11 MILE ROAD
Serves 1,087 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

21900 E. 9 MILE ROAD
Serves 896 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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