Clarklake is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,846 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 sales jobs (12.16%), office and administrative support (11.97%), and healthcare (11.41%).
Because of many things, Clarklake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clarklake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clarklake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Clarklake is worth considering.
Clarklake is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Clarklake, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 91.35% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
As is often the case in a small town, Clarklake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Clarklake is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.53% of adults in Clarklake have a college degree.
The per capita income in Clarklake in 2010 was $35,426, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,704 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 English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Clarklake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.