Clarklake, MI
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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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clarklake a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Clarklake has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

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.



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