Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan

Clinton Township is a charter township in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. A northern suburb of Detroit, Clinton Township is located about 22 miles (35 km) northeast of downtown Detroit. As of the 2020 census, the township had a population of 100,513, making it the most populous township in Michigan, and the state's 8th-most populous community overall.

Clinton Charter Township, Michigan
Charter Township of Clinton
Location within Macomb County
Location within Macomb County
Clinton Township is located in Michigan
Clinton Township
Clinton Township
Clinton Township is located in the United States
Clinton Township
Clinton Township
Coordinates: 42°35′13″N 82°55′12″W / 42.58694°N 82.92000°W / 42.58694; -82.92000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Macomb
 • SupervisorRobert Cannon
 • ClerkKim Meltzer
 • Total28.372 sq mi (73.48 km2)
 • Land28.026 sq mi (72.59 km2)
 • Water0.346 sq mi (0.90 km2)
876 ft (267 m)
 • Total100,513
 • Density3,586.4/sq mi (1,384.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
48035, 48036, 48038
Area code586
FIPS code26-16500[3]
GNIS feature ID1626099[4]

History edit

The first settlement on the land that is now Clinton Township was called Gnadenhuetten and was established in 1782 by Rev. David Zeisberg, but closed in 1786. It was organized as "Huron Township" on August 12, 1818, named after what was then known as the Huron River. Because of confusion with another Huron River south of Detroit, on July 17, 1824, the Michigan Territorial Legislature renamed both the township and the river after DeWitt Clinton, the popular governor of New York from 1817 to 1823 who was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.[5]

Moravian Drive is the township's oldest road, dating back to the days when Moravian missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.[6]

Geography edit

Clinton Township is in south-central Macomb County. The city of Mount Clemens, the Macomb county seat, is bordered on three sides by the northeast part of the township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Clinton Township has a total area of 28.37 square miles (73.5 km2), of which 28.03 square miles (72.6 km2) are land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2), or 1.22%, are water.[1] The Clinton River, for which the community is named, is formed from three branches within the township.[7] It runs east into Harrison Township, where it flows into Lake St. Clair. The township is home to many parks, notably George George Memorial Park.[8]

Communities edit

There are two unincorporated communities in the township:[7]

Demographics edit

Historical population
2023 (est.)99,377−1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2020 edit

Clinton charter township, Macomb County, Michigan – Racial and ethnic composition
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity (NH = Non-Hispanic) Pop 2000[13] Pop 2010[14] Pop 2020[15] % 2000 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 86,042 78,062 72,926 89.96% 80.65% 72.55%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,424 12,509 17,428 4.63% 12.92% 17.34%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 223 230 192 0.23% 0.24% 0.19%
Asian alone (NH) 1,597 1,723 2,170 1.67% 1.78% 2.16%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 11 29 19 0.01% 0.03% 0.02%
Other race alone (NH) 82 82 335 0.09% 0.08% 0.33%
Mixed race or Multiracial (NH) 1,605 1,871 4,449 1.68% 1.93% 4.43%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,664 2,290 2,994 1.74% 2.37% 2.98%
Total 95,648 96,796 100,513 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%

2010 edit

As of the census of 2010, there were 96,796 people, 42,036 households, and 25,678 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 82.08% White, 13.04% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.37% of the population. By 2016, the township's population was estimated to have surpassed 100,000.[16]

In 2000, there were 40,299 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98.

In 2000, 22.4% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $50,067, and the median income for a family was $61,497. Males had a median income of $48,818 versus $29,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,758. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Culture edit

The Italian American Cultural Society (IACS) is located in Clinton Township.[17] The IACS building is located on Romeo Plank Road, north of 19 Mile,[18] situated on the northern edge of the township. It is in proximity to the former ex-Partridge Creek clubhouse. In 2004, the center moved to its current location from Warren.[19]

Residents are served by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library.[20] Clinton Township is also home of the Walker Goldie Institute. This organization is dedicated to the education of youth through teaching and after school programs. The organization was founded by Kimberly Hyde in 2007. It is currently inactive.[21]

Education edit

Chippewa Valley High School

Chippewa Valley Schools, with two high schools (Chippewa Valley and Dakota), and Clintondale Community Schools, with one high school (Clintondale High), are the primary school districts in the township.[22] Other school districts that operate within Clinton Township are L'Anse Creuse, Fraser, and Mount Clemens.

Media edit

The Macomb Daily is headquartered in Clinton Township.[23]

Notable people edit

References edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  2. ^ "P1. Race – Clinton charter township, Macomb County, Michigan: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Clinton Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  5. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (2005) [1882]. "Organization". History of Macomb County. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 297. Retrieved 2006-10-01.
  6. ^ "Movers in Clinton Township - Clinton Twp Michigan MI". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Macomb County" (PDF). County Maps. Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2006-05-10. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Parks & Trails". Clinton Township. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Broad Acres, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cady, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  11. ^ Romig 1986, p. 92.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "P004: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2000: DEC Summary File 1 – Clinton township, Macomb County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  14. ^ "P2: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Clinton charter township, Macomb County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  15. ^ "P2: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Clinton charter township, Macomb County, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2024.
  16. ^ "Clinton Township hits 100,000-resident mark". 31 January 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Italian American Cultural Society. Retrieved on December 5, 2013. "Address Italian American Cultural Society 43843 Romeo Plank Road Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  18. ^ Kucharski, Chris. "CLINTON TWP. ITALIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine." Detroit Free Press. November 4, 2007. Community Free Press p. CU2. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  19. ^ "Cultural center takes root in Clinton Township." The Detroit News. December 8, 2004. ID: det20402745. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "History & Statistics - Clinton-Macomb Public Library". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  21. ^ Hyde, Kimberly. "Walker Goldie, INC". Walker Goldie, INC. Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  22. ^ "Chippewa Valley High School".
  23. ^ "Contact Us" (). The Macomb Daily. Retrieved on July 5, 2015. "The Macomb Daily 19176 Hall Road, 2nd Fl. Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  24. ^ "Eminem House Exclusive: His Two Michigan Mansions Revealed".
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Sources edit

  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6.

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