Population: 12,242

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Clawson has a low population density. Clawson is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,565 Clawson
27,441 New York

City Info

Clawson, MI is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Clawson has a population density of 5,565, with 12,242 current residents.

Out of the 12,242 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 48% Sun
  • 30% Rain
  • 32% Snow


50°F average temperature

  • 51 years Median home age
  • $84,450 Median home price
  • -26.37% Home appreciation rate
  • 13.73% Annual property tax
  • 72.7%
    Homes owned
  • 24.5%
    Homes rented
  • 2.8%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Clawson, the air quality is 61% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 30% rainy, and 32% snowy. The average temperature is 50°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Clawson, you should know that 72.7% of homes are owned while 24.5% of homes are rented, and 2.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $84,450, the median age of homes is 51 years, the annual home appreciation is -26.37% and the annual property tax is 13.73%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Clawson, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Clawson’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Clawson is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.42% Democratic, 41.94% Republican, and 1.65% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:17


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 90%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 20%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Clawson, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 15.00% of residents are unemployed in Clawson (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Clawson residents: 13.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.72% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.9% are in the customer service field, 31.1% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 12.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 89.54%, 8.62% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.14% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.20% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Clawson, you should be aware that the average commute time is 24 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Clawson have a few different options. 90% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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