Clarkston, Michigan facts for kids
|City of the Village of Clarkston|
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
|• Total||0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)|
|• Land||0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2) 9.80%|
|• Density||2,004.5/sq mi (773.9/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||248, 947|
|GNIS feature ID||623384|
The City of the Village of Clarkston, or Clarkston, is a small city located in Oakland County, Michigan. It is completely surrounded by Independence Township. The city is approximately one half square mile in size. Its population in 2010 was 882.
Clarkston's Main Street is M-15. The village is located 42 miles north of Detroit. It has easy access to I-75 and US 24.
In 1992, Village residents voted to incorporate the Village as a city in order to preserve its boundaries and local government.
Squatter Linux Jacox from New York built the first house, a Shanty, in Clarkston in 1830. In 1832, Butler Holcomb built the second house and a sawmill. On December 12, 1840, the Independence post office was transferred to the community and assumed its name. In 1842, the Clark brothers platted a tract of land for a village and gave it the name Clarkston. Clarkston was incorporated in 1884 as a village.
In 1992, the village of Clarkston was incorporated as a city.
The Village of Clarkston was designated a Michigan State Historic Site on January 16, 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1979.
The Clarkston Village Historic District includes Buffalo Street, Church Street, Clarkston Road, Depot Road, Holcomb Street, Main Street(M-15),Miller Road, Waldon Road and Washington Street.
In Clarkston in 2010, there were:
- 402 households
- 248 families
- 440 housing units
- 48.6% Males
- 51.4% Females
- 97.7% White
- 0.6% Asian
- 0.2% African American
- 0.1% Native American
- 2.19 was the average household size
- 2.80 was the average family size
- 21.4% under the age of 18
- 6.0% from 18 to 24
- 22.0% from 25 to 44
- 31.4% from 45 to 64
- 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older
- 45.4 was the median age
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