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Clinton County, Michigan
Map of Michigan highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Seat St. Johns
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.54%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

64,753
114/sq mi (44/km²)
Founded 1831
Named for DeWitt Clinton
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.clinton-county.org

Clinton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is part of the Lansing Metropolitan Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 64,753, and the 2008 Census Bureau estimate places the county at 69,726. It is named after early American politician DeWitt Clinton. The county seat is St. Johns[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,488 km²), of which, 571 square miles (1,480 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.54%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 25,136
1910 23,129 −8.0%
1920 23,110 −0.1%
1930 24,174 4.6%
1940 26,671 10.3%
1950 31,195 17.0%
1960 37,969 21.7%
1970 48,492 27.7%
1980 55,893 15.3%
1990 57,883 3.6%
2000 64,753 11.9%
Est. 2008 69,726 7.7%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 64,753 people, 23,653 households, and 17,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 113 people per square mile (44/km²). There were 24,630 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.40% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 2.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.3% were of German, 11.4% English, 10.1% American and 8.5% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.4% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 23,653 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,806, and the median income for a family was $60,491. Males had a median income of $42,379 versus $31,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,913. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.30% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Highways

I-69.svg
I-69 travels across southern Clinton County bypassing Lansing on the north. To the south, I-69 continues toward Battle Creek and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Easterly, the highway travels on to Flint and Port Huron.
I-96.svg
I-96 runs through the southwestern corner of the county before turning southerly to bypass Lansing. It connects Grand Rapids and Muskegon to the west with Detroit on the east.
Business Loop 69.svg
I-69 Business Loop or BL I-69 is a loop route running through Lansing and East Lansing. A small portion of the route exists in southeastern Clinton County.
Business Loop 96.svg
I-96 Business Loop or BL I-96 is a loop route running through Lansing. A small portion of the route exists in southern Clinton County.
US 127.svg
U.S. 127 runs north-south through the center portion of the county, serving both St. Johns and DeWitt. US 127 continues northerly toward Mt. Pleasant and Grayling, and southerly past Lansing and on toward Jackson.
Business plate.svg
US 127.svg
U.S. 127 Business is a loop route through St. Johns.
M-21.svg
M-21 passes east-west through Fowler, St. Johns, Shepardsville and Ovid. M-21 provides a link to Grand Rapids, approximately 66 miles (106 km) to the west, and Flint, about 45 miles (72 km) to the east.
M-100.svg
M-100. A short segment of M-100 exists in southwestern Clinton Co. From a beginning at I-69 in Eaton County, it terminates as I-96 north of Grand Ledge.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, coordinates local emergency management, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Clinton County elected officials

(information as of January 2009)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated

Townships

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 42°56′N 84°37′W / 42.94°N 84.61°W / 42.94; -84.61


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Clinton County, Michigan
Map
File:Map of Michigan highlighting Clinton County.png
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the USA highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1831
Seat St. Johns
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.54%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

64753
Website: www.clinton-county.org

Clinton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is part of the Lansing Metropolitan Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 64,753, and the 2006 U.S. Census Estimate places the county at 69,909. It is named after early American politician DeWitt Clinton. The county seat is St. Johns6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,488 km² (575 sq mi). 1,480 km² (571 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.54%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 64,753 people, 23,653 households, and 17,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 44/km² (113/sq mi). There were 24,630 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (43/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.40% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 2.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.4% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 23,653 households out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,806, and the median income for a family was $60,491. Males had a median income of $42,379 versus $31,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,913. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.30% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Clinton County elected officials

(information as of September 2005)

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated

Townships

External links

Coordinates: 42°56′N 84°37′W / 42.94, -84.61

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