Clare County is located in central Michigan. The County Seat is Harrison and the largest city is Clare. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.clareco.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 30,652 and the 2010 census population was 30,926. The land area is 564.32 square miles and there are 54.8 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 83.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,000, there are 13,215 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,148, the median household income is $32,668, and 26.5% of the persons in Clare County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,926. Retail sales (in $1000) were $246,126, and sales per capita were $8,021. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.9%.
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