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Statistics and Facts of St. Clair Michigan
Being situated on the western banks of the St. Clair River, the city's name is taken from the river, which in turn was named for Lake Saint Clair. An expedition led by the French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle named it Lac Sainte-Claire, because they entered the lake on August 12, 1679, the feast day of Saint Clare of Assisi. The name is sometimes attributed as honoring the American Revolutionary War General and Governor of the Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair, but the name was in use with the current spelling long before St. Clair was a notable figure. However it is possible that earlier name of the lake was conflated with that of the general in naming some of the political entities near the lake and the river, such as St. Clair County, St. Clair Township, and the cities of St. Clair and St. Clair Shores.
The origin of the name has also been confused with that Patrick Sinclair, a British officer who purchased land on the St. Clair River at the outlet of the Pine River. There, in 1764, he built Fort Sinclair, which was in use for nearly twenty years before being abandoned.
Population (year 2000): 5,802. Estimated population in July 2006: 5,917 (+2.0% change)
Males: 2,722 (46.9%)
Females: 3,080 (53.1%)
St. Clair County
Median resident age: 37.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48079.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $56,800 (it was $52,957 in 2000)
St. Clair $56,800
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $171,600 (it was $137,100 in 2000)
St. Clair $171,600
Ancestries: German (31.0%), Irish (12.7%), French (10.7%), English (10.5%), Polish (10.3%), Scottish (7.3%).
Elevation: 585 feet
Land area: 2.77 square miles. Population density: 2137 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in St. Clair
High school or higher: 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
Mean travel time to work: 25.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in St. Clair city
Never married: 20.9%
Now married: 61.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
St. Clair: 1.6% ($2,168)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clinton, MI (33.7 miles , pop. 95,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (51.7 miles , pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (362.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Marysville, MI (6.1 miles ), Marine City, MI (7.3 miles ), Port Huron, MI (11.5 miles ), Algonac, MI (14.2 miles ), Pearl Beach, MI (15.3 miles ), Richmond, MI (18.2 miles ), New Baltimore, MI (19.3 miles ), Memphis, MI (19.8 miles ).
Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 82.49 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +878 (+15.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 797 (28.6%)
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.69
US city average: 3.00
Hospitals/medical centers near St. Clair:
ST JOHN RIVER DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; EAST CHINA, MI)
MERCY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; PORT HURON, MI)
PORT HURON HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; PORT HURON, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to St. Clair:
DETROIT CITY (about 46 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 66 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 74 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to St. Clair:
DAVID'S LANDING (about 4 miles; ST CLAIR, MI; ID: 5Y5)
ST CLAIR COUNTY INTL (about 6 miles; PORT HURON, MI; ID: PHN)
JOHNSON FIELD (about 10 miles; SMITHS CREEK, MI; ID: 11G)
Amtrak stations near St. Clair:
11 miles: PORT HURON (2223 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
13 miles: SARNIA (125 GREEN ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Clair:
ST CLAIR COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; PORT HURON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,287)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 49 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 54 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
Public high schools in St. Clair:
ST. CLAIR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,011; Location: 2200 CLINTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
RIVERVIEW EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 301 N. SIXTH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public elementary/middle schools in St. Clair:
ST. CLAIR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 713; Location: 4335 YANKEE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
GEARING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 200 N. CARNEY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
THEO V. EDDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 301 N. 9TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 69.5%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 3.2%
Whole state: 5.3%
Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 4.1%
Whole state: 10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 1.6%
Whole state: 4.8%