Clawson, Michigan facts for kids
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|City of Clawson|
"Little City with a Big Heart"
Location within Oakland County
|• City||2.20 sq mi (5.70 km2)|
|• Land||2.20 sq mi (5.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||663 ft (202 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||5,384.09/sq mi (2,079.14/km2)|
|• Metro||4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0623389|
Clawson is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. At the 2010 census, its population was 11,825.
The city's name is a misspelling of John Lawson's name, a local settler. Clawson began in 1829 and was originally known as Pumachug and The Corners. It was incorporated in 1921 as a village and in 1940 as a city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.20 square miles (5.70 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census, there were 11,825 people, 5,460 households and 2,992 families living in the city. The population density was 5,375.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,075.3/km2). There were 5,791 housing units at an average density of 2,632.3 per square mile (1,016.3/km2). The racial makeup was 93.4% White, 1.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
There were 5,460 households, of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.2% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age was 39.9 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The sex makeup was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.
The city of Clawson is entirely within the boundaries of Clawson Public Schools.
Japhet School, a private school, is located in a former YWCA building in Clawson. It moved there in August 2013 from its previous location in Madison Heights.
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