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Statistics and Facts of Mt. Clemens Michigan

Early History
Mount Clemens was first surveyed in 1795 by Christian Clemens, who settled there four years later. Clemens and his friend, John Brooks, built a distillery, which helped settle the area. Brooks and Clemens platted the land, and the town was named after Clemens in 1818. It received a post office in 1821, with John Stockton as the first postmaster. It filed for incorporation as a village in 1837, but it was not acted upon until 1851. It was later incorporated as a city in 1879. Christian Clemens is buried at Clemens Park, located just north of downtown.

Bath House Era
Historically, Mount Clemens' largest industry was the mineral baths that were scattered throughout the city from 1873 until 1974. The city once encompassed 11 bathhouse and several hotels at its peak. The first bathhouse was built in 1873 and was known as "The Original" and was located on the corner of Jones and Water Street. The bathhouse remained until 1883 when the building burned, yet was rebuilt in 1884 and accommodated larger crowds. Over the years, noted visitors such as film actors Clark Gable and Mae West, athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey, news magnate William Randolph Hearst, and the Vanderbilt family vacationed in the city for the bath industry.

The only remaining bathhouse from the bath era of Mount Clemens is St. Joseph's Sanitarium and Bath House, which has been recently been renamed Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Mt. Clemens Campus. The Olympia Salon & Spa, located in the Martha Washington Sanitarium on Cass Ave, are rejuvenating the bath era by offering mineral baths once again.

Famous residents
Uncle Kracker, singer
Dean Cain, actor
Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
Ian Hornak, Fine Artist
Connie Kalitta, drag racing driver
Shirley Muldowney, drag racing driver
Tracy Leslie, NASCAR driver
Chris Rouleau (Blaze Ya Dead Homie), ghetto-metal rapper
Richard A. Searfoss, Former NASA Astronaut
David Kircus, Wide Receiver for the Denver Broncos

Population (year 2000): 17,312. Estimated population in July 2006: 16,989 (-1.9% change)
Males: 8,952 (51.7%)
Females: 8,360 (48.3%)

Macomb County

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48043

Estimated median household income in 2005: $38,700 (it was $37,856 in 2000)
Mount Clemens: $38,700
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $121,500 (it was $99,900 in 2000)
Mount Clemens: $121,500
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (22.6%), Irish (10.9%), Polish (9.7%), English (7.7%), Italian (7.6%), French (5.9%)

Elevation: 614 feet

Land area: 4.22 square miles. Population density: 4043 people per square mile (average)

For population 25 years and over in Mount Clemens
High school or higher: 78.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
Unemployed: 7.2%

Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Clemens city
Never married: 32.4%
Now married: 42.7%
Separated: 1.9%
Widowed: 8.8%
Divorced: 14.2%

669 residents are foreign born
This city: 3.9%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Mount Clemens: 1.5% ($1,534)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clinton, MI (2.8 miles, pop. 95,648)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (21.1 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (333.9 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Clinton, MI (2.8 miles), Harrison, MI (3.6 miles), Fraser, MI (6.4 miles), Roseville, MI (7.6 miles), St. Clair Shores, MI (7.6 miles), Eastpointe, MI (10.1 miles), Sterling Heights, MI (10.2 miles), Utica, MI (10.2 miles)

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 82.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,041 (+46.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,687 (23.0%)

Area code: 586

Hospitals/medical centers in Mount Clemens:
MT CLEMENS GENERAL HOSPITAL (1000 HARRINGTON BLVD)
SELECT SPECIALTY HOSP-MACOMB CTY INC (215 NORTH AVE, SUITE 200)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Mount Clemens:
ST JOHN NORTH SHORES HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MI)
ST JOSEPHS MERCY HOSPITAL & HLTH SVCS (about 5 miles; CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI)
HARBOR OAKS HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; NEW BALTIMORE, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Clemens:
DETROIT CITY (about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 38 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 43 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Clemens:
BERZ-MACOMB (about 7 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)
RAY COMMUNITY (about 10 miles; RAY, MI; ID: 57D)
ROMEO STATE (about 15 miles; ROMEO, MI; ID: D98)

Amtrak stations near Mount Clemens:
20 miles: WINDSOR (298 WALKER RD.). Services: ticket office.
20 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: cityofmountclemens.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Clemens:
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WARREN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,057)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 19 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; PORT HURON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,287)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 25 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)

Private high school in Mount Clemens:
MOUNT ZION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 353 CASS AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Clemens:
SEMINOLE ACADEMY (Students: 485; Location: 1500 MULBERRY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
GEORGE WASHINGTON ACADEMY (Students: 471; Location: 196 N. ROSE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
ALEXANDER MACOMB ACADEMY (Students: 399; Location: 11 GRAND AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
KING ACADEMY (Students: 239; Location: 400 CLINTON RIVER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)

Private elementary/middle schools in Mount Clemens:
ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 599; Location: 96 NEW; Grades: PK - 8)
MT CLEMENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 1070 HAMPTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 4)
MONTESSORI STEPPING STONES (Students: 133; Location: 168 CASS AVE; Grades: PK - 4)

Library in Mount Clemens:
MOUNT CLEMENS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,278,811; Location: 150 CASS AVENUE; 129,000 books; 7,000 audio materials; 2,000 video materials; 220 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.2 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 54.5%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 6.1%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 14.1%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 6.8%
Whole state: 4.8%

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