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Clinton County, Michigan
Clinton County MI Courthouse.JPG
Clinton County Courthouse in St. Johns
Flag of Clinton County, Michigan
Flag
Seal of Clinton County, Michigan
Seal
Map of Michigan highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1831[1]
Named for DeWitt Clinton
Seat St. Johns
Largest city St. Johns
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

574 sq mi (1,487 km²)
566 sq mi (1,466 km²)
8.1 sq mi (21 km²), 1.4%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

79,128
133/sq mi (51/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.clinton-county.org

Clinton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 79,128.[2] The county seat is St. Johns.[3] The county was created in 1831 and organized in 1839. It is named after early American politician DeWitt Clinton.[1]

Clinton County is included in the Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 566 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 8.1 square miles (21 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 1,614
1850 5,102 216.1%
1860 13,916 172.8%
1870 22,845 64.2%
1880 28,100 23.0%
1890 26,509 −5.7%
1900 25,136 −5.2%
1910 23,129 −8.0%
1920 23,110 −0.1%
1930 24,174 4.6%
1940 26,671 10.3%
1950 31,195 17.0%
1960 37,969 21.7%
1970 48,492 27.7%
1980 55,893 15.3%
1990 57,883 3.6%
2000 64,753 11.9%
2010 75,382 16.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[2]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 64,753 people, 23,653 households, and 17,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 113 people per square mile (44/km2). There were 24,630 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile (17/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.40% White, 0.63% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 2.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.3% were of German, 11.4% English, 10.1% American and 8.5% Irish ancestry, 96.4% spoke English and 1.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 23,653 households, out of which 37.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $52,806, and the median income for a family was $60,491. Males had a median income of $42,379 versus $31,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,913. About 3.30% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.30% of those under age 18 and 6.00% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[]

Highways[]

  • I-69 travels across southern Clinton County bypassing Lansing on the north. To the south, I-69 continues toward Battle Creek and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Easterly, the highway travels on to Flint and Port Huron.
  • I-73 is planned to parallel or overlap with US Route 127.
  • I-96 runs through the southwestern corner of the county before turning southerly to bypass Lansing. It connects Grand Rapids and Muskegon to the west with Detroit on the east.
  • BL I-69 is a business loop running through Lansing and East Lansing. A small portion of the route exists in southeastern Clinton County.
  • BL I-96 is a business loop running through Lansing. A small portion of the route exists in southern Clinton County.
  • US 127 runs north–south through the center portion of the county, serving both St. Johns and DeWitt. US 127 continues northerly toward Mt. Pleasant and Grayling, and southerly past Lansing and on toward Jackson.

  • BUS US 127 is a loop route through St. Johns.
  • M-21 passes east–west through Fowler, St. Johns, Shepardsville and Ovid. M-21 provides a link to Grand Rapids, approximately 66 miles (106 km) to the west, and Flint, about 45 miles (72 km) to the east.
  • M-100 has a short segment in southwestern Clinton County. From a beginning at I-69 in Eaton County, it terminates at I-96 north of Grand Ledge.

Airports[]

Capital Region International Airport (IATA: LANICAO: KLANFAA LID: LAN) is a public, Class C airport located 3 miles (5 km) northwest of downtown Lansing, primarily in DeWitt Township. The airport accessible by Grand River Avenue (Business Route 96) and is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Interstate 69.

Abrams Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 4D0) is a city-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles (3.7 km) north of the central business district of Grand Ledge, a city in Eaton County. The airport is accessible by road from Wright Road (M-100), and is located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) south of Interstate 96, just east of M-100.

Government[]

United States presidential election results for Clinton County, Michigan[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 25,098 52.37% 21,968 45.84% 861 1.80%
2016 21,636 52.85% 16,492 40.29% 2,809 6.86%
2012 20,650 52.63% 18,191 46.36% 394 1.00%
2008 19,726 48.85% 20,005 49.54% 650 1.61%
2004 21,989 58.16% 15,483 40.95% 335 0.89%
2000 18,054 56.07% 13,394 41.60% 751 2.33%
1996 13,694 47.88% 11,945 41.76% 2,962 10.36%
1992 12,216 40.27% 10,116 33.34% 8,007 26.39%
1988 15,497 62.39% 9,225 37.14% 115 0.46%
1984 17,387 73.28% 6,226 26.24% 113 0.48%
1980 14,968 60.62% 7,539 30.53% 2,184 8.85%
1976 13,475 63.11% 7,549 35.35% 329 1.54%
1972 13,438 68.38% 5,870 29.87% 345 1.76%
1968 9,416 56.77% 5,548 33.45% 1,621 9.77%
1964 5,891 39.70% 8,932 60.20% 14 0.09%
1960 10,227 67.85% 4,822 31.99% 23 0.15%
1956 10,770 74.41% 3,673 25.38% 31 0.21%
1952 10,510 77.47% 2,977 21.94% 79 0.58%
1948 7,510 73.69% 2,523 24.76% 158 1.55%
1944 8,422 76.68% 2,533 23.06% 29 0.26%
1940 8,311 75.00% 2,745 24.77% 25 0.23%
1936 4,915 50.04% 4,296 43.73% 612 6.23%
1932 4,647 47.16% 5,098 51.74% 108 1.10%
1928 6,161 75.04% 2,013 24.52% 36 0.44%
1924 6,637 76.81% 1,359 15.73% 645 7.46%
1920 6,019 78.91% 1,464 19.19% 145 1.90%
1916 3,381 60.60% 2,094 37.53% 104 1.86%
1912 1,723 31.97% 1,723 31.97% 1,943 36.05%
1908 3,490 59.63% 2,188 37.38% 175 2.99%
1904 4,095 64.60% 2,068 32.62% 176 2.78%
1900 3,795 55.08% 2,928 42.50% 167 2.42%
1896 3,480 48.95% 3,467 48.76% 163 2.29%
1892 3,133 48.42% 2,756 42.60% 581 8.98%
1888 3,493 48.65% 3,248 45.24% 439 6.11%
1884 2,782 44.03% 3,220 50.96% 317 5.02%


The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, coordinates local emergency management, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Elected officials[]

  • Prosecuting Attorney: Charles D. Sherman
  • Sheriff: Lawrence Jerue
  • County Clerk/Register of Deeds: Diane Zuker
  • County Treasurer: Tina Ward
  • Drain Commissioner: Phil Hanses

County Board of Commissioners[]

7 members, elected from districts (6 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

Communities[]

U.S. Census data map showing local municipal boundaries within Clinton County, as well as boundaries of municipalities extending into neighboring counties. Shaded areas represent incorporated cities.

Cities[]

  • DeWitt
  • East Lansing (part)
  • Grand Ledge (part)
  • Lansing (part)
  • Ovid (part)
  • St. Johns (county seat)

Villages[]

  • Eagle
  • Elsie
  • Fowler
  • Hubbardston (part)
  • Maple Rapids
  • Westphalia

Charter townships[]

  • Bath Charter Township
  • DeWitt Charter Township
  • Watertown Charter Township

Civil townships[]

  • Bengal Township
  • Bingham Township
  • Dallas Township
  • Duplain Township
  • Eagle Township
  • Essex Township
  • Greenbush Township
  • Lebanon Township
  • Olive Township
  • Ovid Township
  • Riley Township
  • Victor Township
  • Westphalia Township

Census-designated places[]

  • Bath
  • Eureka
  • Lake Victoria
  • Wacousta

Other unincorporated places[]

  • Matherton (part)
  • Shepardsville

See also[]

  • List of Michigan State Historic Sites in Clinton County, Michigan
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Clinton County, Michigan
  • St. Johns High School (Michigan)

References[]

External links[]

Template:Central Michigan

Coordinates: 42°56′N 84°37′W / 42.94, -84.61


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