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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Clare is a town in Michigan with a population of 3,045. Clare is in Clare County. Living in Clare offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Clare and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clare are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Clare Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    163.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    163.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,110.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Clare

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,184
National
$55,322
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Clare Reviews

22 reviews
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Clare has all the benefits of a small town. The community knows who you are and is willing to help you. People are friendly. The restaurants in our downtown are nice, clean, and have tasty food. Neighborhoods are good, even though, one can tell where the sketchy parts of town are. There are some drug problems here and in the surrounding areas. There are some cliches within the community. That can be intimidating to others. The education system in Clare is productive and effective. Overall, my experience in Clare has and will continue to be good.
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When it's not CoVid locked down, it's beautiful. There is so much heritage here. The Amish make up a large part of the community. They make and sell a lot of different goods. The apple butter is my favorite, by far. The biggest culture shock to me when I moved here, was driving my Eclipse GT passed a Horse, pulling a buggy. I've never even seen that before I moved to Clare.
It is just an average town. Nothing special. We have one tourist attraction and it is a doughnut shop. There is not much to do and with only one hotel and a couple small motels, there isn't much traffic. If you like small towns, Clare is perfect for you.