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St. Johns, Michigan
City of St. Johns
The Clinton County Courthouse
The Clinton County Courthouse
Nickname(s): 
Mint City USA
Location within Clinton County
Location within Clinton County
St. Johns, Michigan is located in Michigan
St. Johns, Michigan
St. Johns, Michigan
Location in Michigan
St. Johns, Michigan is located in the United States
St. Johns, Michigan
St. Johns, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Clinton
Settled 1853
Incorporated 1904
Government
 • Type Commission–manager
Area
 • Total 4.21 sq mi (10.91 km2)
 • Land 4.21 sq mi (10.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
791 ft (241 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,865
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,945
 • Density 1,885.38/sq mi (727.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48879
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-70940
GNIS feature ID 0636718

St. Johns is a city and county seat of Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 7,865 at the 2010 census.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,370
1890 3,127 31.9%
1900 3,388 8.3%
1910 3,154 −6.9%
1920 3,925 24.4%
1930 3,929 0.1%
1940 4,422 12.5%
1950 4,954 12.0%
1960 5,629 13.6%
1970 6,672 18.5%
1980 7,376 10.6%
1990 7,284 −1.2%
2000 7,458 2.4%
2010 7,865 5.5%
2019 (est.) 7,945 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,865 people, 3,147 households, and 2,011 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,032.3 inhabitants per square mile (784.7/km2). There were 3,451 housing units at an average density of 891.7 per square mile (344.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.9% White, 1.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 3,147 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city is 37.2. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

Transportation

Highways

  • US 127 connects north to Mt. Pleasant, and Grayling. Southward, it passes through Lansing and Jackson en route to Ohio. It provides a direct connection to I-69 and I-96.

  • Bus. US 127 is a business loop traveling through the city.
  • M-21 is an east-west highway passing through the city, connecting to Grand Rapids, approximately 66 miles (106 km) to the west, and Flint, about 45 miles (72 km) to the east.

Airports

Notable people

  • Robert Asprin, science fiction and fantasy author
  • Roy Beechler, football player and coach
  • Leo Burnett, advertising executive
  • Myrtelle Canavan, pathologist, discovered Canavan Disease
  • Voltairine de Cleyre, anarchist writer and feminist
  • Eric Esch, commonly referred to as Butterbean, former fighter
  • The Houghton brothers, creators of Big City Greens
  • Andrew Kehoe, perpetrator of the Bath School Disaster
  • Philip Orin Parmelee, aviator
  • Oliver L. Spaulding, Civil War general in the 23rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, politician, and regent of the University of Michigan
  • Lee Upton, poet, fiction writer, and literary critic
  • Lola Carrier Worrell, composer
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