Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan
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Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan
Clinton Charter Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Clinton
Location of the Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan
Location of the Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°35?13?N 82°55?12?W / 42.58694°N 82.92000°W / 42.58694; -82.92000
Country United States
State Michigan
County Macomb
Settled 1782
Organized 1818
Chartered 1989
 o Supervisor Robert J. Cannon
 o Total 28.2 sq mi (47.0 km2)
 o Land 28.2 sq mi (46.8 km2)
 o Water 0.04 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 o Total 96,796 (US: 307th)
 o Density 3,432.5/sq mi (2,068.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 o Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48035, 48036, 48038
Area code(s) 586
FIPS code 26-16500[1]
GNIS feature ID 1626099[2]

Clinton Charter Township is a charter township and a census-designated place (CDP) of Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a part of Metro Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the township had a total population of 96,796, and is Michigan's most populous township. It is also the tenth largest municipality in Michigan. The township sports relatively wide socioeconomic diversity; for the most part, it is a mix of middle class communities, but it includes many upscale, exclusive areas that many notable people, such as Eminem, call home. Clinton Township is home to many parks, notably George George Memorial Park.[3] The main branch of the Clinton River, for which the township was named, runs through Clinton Township.


There are two unincorporated communities in the Township/CDP:[4]


The township was organized as "Huron Township" on August 12, 1818, named after what was then known as the Huron River. Because of confusion with another Huron River south of Detroit, on July 17, 1824, the Michigan Territorial Legislature renamed both the township and the river after DeWitt Clinton, the popular governor of New York from 1817 to 1823 who was largely responsible for building the Erie Canal which enabled many settlers to come to Michigan.[7]


Moravian Drive is the township's oldest road dating back to the days when the Moravian Missionaries settled to attempt to convert the local Native Americans.[8]

Residents are served by the Clinton-Macomb Public Library[9] Clinton Township is also home of the Walker Goldie Institute. This organization is dedicated to the education of youth through teaching and after school programs. The organization was founded by Kimberly Hyde in 2007.[]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73 km2), of which 28.2 square miles (73 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.11%) is water. The Clinton River forks into three branches within the township.[4]


The U.S. Census Bureau has defined Clinton Charter Township as a census-designated place (CDP) in the 2000 Census so that the community would appear on the list of places (like cities and villages) as well on the list of county subdivisions (like other townships). The final statistics for the township and the CDP are identical.

As of the census of 2010, there were 96,796 people, 42,036 households, and 25,678 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 82.08% White, 13.04% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population. By 2016, the township's population was estimated to have surpassed 100,000[10]

In 2000, there were 40,299 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.98.

In 2000, 22.4% of the population was under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males. The median income for a household in the township was $50,067, and the median income for a family was $61,497. Males had a median income of $48,818 versus $29,847 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,758. About 4.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.


The Italian American Cultural Society (IACS) is located in Clinton Township.[11] The IACS building is located on Romeo Plank Road, north of 19 Mile,[12] situated on the northern edge of the township. It is in proximity to the former ex-Partridge Creek clubhouse. In 2004 the center moved to its current location from Warren.[13]


Chippewa Valley Schools operates public schools. Chippewa Valley High School is in the township.

Clintondale High School operates in the township as well.


The Macomb Daily is headquartered in Clinton Township.[14]

Sister City



  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan
  3. ^ "Parks". Charter Township of Clinton. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "Macomb County" (PDF). County Maps. Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cady, Michigan & GNIS in Google Map
  6. ^ Romig 1986, p. 92.
  7. ^ Leeson, Michael A. (2005) [1882]. "Organization". History of Macomb County. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library. p. 297. Retrieved . 
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  11. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Italian American Cultural Society. Retrieved on December 5, 2013. "Address Italian American Cultural Society 43843 Romeo Plank Road Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  12. ^ Kucharski, Chris. "CLINTON TWP. ITALIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS." Detroit Free Press. November 4, 2007. Community Free Press p. CU2. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  13. ^ "Cultural center takes root in Clinton Township." The Detroit News. December 8, 2004. ID: det20402745. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "Contact Us" (Archive). The Macomb Daily. Retrieved on July 5, 2015. "The Macomb Daily 19176 Hall Road, 2nd Fl. Clinton Township, MI 48038"
  15. ^ Cannon, Robert (2012). "State of the Township - 2012". State of the Township 2012. Charter Township of Clinton. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved . 


  • Romig, Walter (October 1, 1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names: The History of the Founding and the Naming of More Than Five Thousand Past and Present Michigan Communities. Great Lakes Books Series (Paperback). Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8143-1838-6. 

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Coordinates: 42°35?13?N 82°55?12?W / 42.58694°N 82.92000°W / 42.58694; -82.92000

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