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Clarkston, Michigan
City
City of the Village of Clarkston
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Location of Clarkston, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Settled 1830
Incorporated (village) 1884
Incorporated (city) 1992
Area
 • 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%
Population (2010)
 • Total 882
 • Density 2,004.5/sq mi (773.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48346
Area code(s) 248, 947
FIPS code 26-82450
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.

History

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.

Historic district

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 376
1870 471 25.3%
1880 368 −21.9%
1890 387 5.2%
1900 360 −7.0%
1910 345 −4.2%
1920 419 21.4%
1930 639 52.5%
1940 653 2.2%
1950 722 10.6%
1960 769 6.5%
1970 1,034 34.5%
1980 968 −6.4%
1990 1,005 3.8%
2000 962 −4.3%
2010 882 −8.3%
Est. 2015 894 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

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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