Clarkston, MI
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Living in Clarkston

Clarkston is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 47,022 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Clarkston is the 33rd largest community in Michigan.

Clarkston real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Clarkston house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that Clarkston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.08% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Clarkston is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clarkston 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, Clarkston has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clarkston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Clarkston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clarkston, the average commute to work is 31.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Clarkston is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.08% of adults in Clarkston have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Clarkston in 2018 was $45,742, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $182,968 for a family of four. However, Clarkston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clarkston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Clarkston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarkston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clarkston include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Clarkston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.