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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarklake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
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.
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 very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Clarklake isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 91.35% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Being a small town, Clarklake does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Clarklake citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.53% of adults in Clarklake have at least a bachelor's 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.