Clawson, MI
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Clawson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 12,015 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clawson is the 94th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clawson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clawson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clawson who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), management occupations (10.14%), and sales jobs (9.93%).

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

Of important note, Clawson is also a city of artists. Clawson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clawson’s character.

Overall, Clawson’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The overall education level of Clawson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.39% of adults in Clawson have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clawson in 2010 was $31,244, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,976 for a family of four. However, Clawson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Clawson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clawson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clawson include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Clawson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.