Clare County

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Clare County, Michigan

225 W Main St
Harrison, MI 48625
Phone: (989) 539-7131
Fax: (989) 539-6616
clarecountyinternet.com

In central MI, northwest of Midland; established as Kaykakee County Apr 1, 1840 from Isabella County; name changed Mar 8, 1843. Name Origin: For the county in Ireland. Originally for the Indian chief, Kaykakee 'pigeon hawk' who had signed the Treaty of 1826

Area (sq mi):: 575.22 (land 566.80; water 8.42) Population per square mile: 55.80
Population 2005: 31,653 State rank: 48 Population change: 2000-20005 1.30%; 1990-2000 25.20% Population 2000: 31,252 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 40.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,922; median household $28,845; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,084-$20,523
Unemployment (2004): 9.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 28.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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