Clarklake is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,853 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarklake is the 176th largest community in Michigan.
Clarklake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clarklake is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarklake who work in office and administrative support (12.37%), healthcare (11.27%), and sales jobs (10.95%).
Clarklake is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clarklake’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Clarklake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Clarklake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Clarklake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Clarklake may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Clarklake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Clarklake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.09% of adults in Clarklake have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Clarklake in 2010 was $37,153, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,612 for a family of four. However, Clarklake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Clarklake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarklake residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Clarklake include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Clarklake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.