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Clio, Michigan
City of Clio
Location within Genesee County
Location within Genesee County
Clio, Michigan is located in Michigan
Clio, Michigan
Clio, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Genesee
Settled 1837
Incorporated 1873 (village)
1928 (city)
 • Type Council–manager
 • Total 1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total 2,336
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,255.65/sq mi (870.90/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-16620
GNIS feature ID 0623488

Clio is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located entirely within Vienna Township, but is administratively autonomous. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,646.

Along with the rest of Genesee County, Clio is part of the Flint metropolitan statistical area.


Originally named Varney after the city's first grain buyer, its name was changed in 1864 to Clio. The name change was brought on by Colonel Hill, a literary minded local hotel owner. Colonel Hill convinced the local ladies to name the town after the Greek goddess Clio, muse of history and poetry, and daughter of Jupiter.

On July 23, 2007 Governor Jennifer Granholm announced Clio as a community chosen by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), to take part in the Blueprints for Downtowns program. Clio will receive a comprehensive, market-driven strategy toward developing an action-oriented downtown that will result in economic growth, job creation and private investments. The Blueprints for Downtowns award, were announced to be also received by the communities of Caro and Ypsilanti. Scottville received a similar award to take part in the Cool Cities Michigan Main Street program.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), of which 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 489
1890 577 18.0%
1900 640 10.9%
1910 810 26.6%
1920 1,256 55.1%
1930 1,548 23.2%
1940 1,711 10.5%
1950 1,963 14.7%
1960 2,212 12.7%
1970 2,357 6.6%
1980 2,669 13.2%
1990 2,629 −1.5%
2000 2,483 −5.6%
2010 2,646 6.6%
2019 (est.) 2,497 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,646 people, 1,196 households, and 654 families living in the city. The population density was 2,383.8 inhabitants per square mile (920.4/km2). There were 1,336 housing units at an average density of 1,203.6 per square mile (464.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 1,196 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.0% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.3% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

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