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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    C+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B
  11. Commute
    B-
Clare County is located in Michigan with a population of 30,616. In Clare County, most residents own their homes. In Clare County there are a lot of bars. Many retirees live in Clare County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$652
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Clare County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    32.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    163.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    752.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Clare County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,369
National
$55,322

Clare County Reviews

6 reviews
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It is a small enough community that there are so many close relationships developed. This accounts for neighborly help and assistance when needed. There is so many opportunities for community involvement and everyone works together very well. The roads are a little rough, but there are many small, family owned businesses that add character to the community.
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The biggest thing I liked about Clare County was how well the community came together. During my time there I lost two close class mates. Both times the community handled the funeral costs and held a hug moral for both of the students. knowing this makes me proud to be form Clare.
I’ve lived in Clare county all my life. Clare county is very small, and it’s not really community oriented. So the only think I would change about Clare county is becoming more community oriented.