Clare County, Michigan

Clare County: County in Michigan, United States


Clare County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,926 and a population density of 21 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 30,771 inhabitants. Its county seat is Harrison. The county was created 183 years ago in 1839.

Quick Facts about Clare County

Population : 30,771 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
Area : 1490 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.9%
Land as percent of area : 98.1%
Named for : County Clare
Altitude : 1,283 feet / 391 meters
Capital : Harrison
Establishment : January 01, 1840
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 18:33:46 (9th June 2023)
Density : 21 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.5% (2010-2020)
Clare County locator map
Location of Clare County on Michigan map.
Clare Congregational Church-Clare image
Clare Congregational Church-Clare
Clare Congregational Church-Clare image


Clare County is located at 43°59'16"N 84°50'52"W (43.9878700, -84.8478400). It has 2 neighbors: Isabella County and Roscommon County.

Clare County map

The largest city of Clare County is Harrison with a population of 2,062. Other cities include and Farwell population 870. See all Clare County cities & populated places.

Clare County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Clare County.

City Name Population Title
Harrison 2,062 City in the U.
Lake 1,198 Township in Roscommon County, Michigan
Hatton 937 Township in Clare County, Michigan
Farwell 870 Human settlement in Clare County, Michigan, United States of America
Dover 407 Township in Otsego County, Michigan
Clare 65 Town in Michigan

Clare County has 2 neighbours.

  • Harrison


According to census records, the population of Clare County decreased by 0.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 30,926 - census
2011 31,001 0.24% estimation process
2012 30,796 -0.67% estimation process
2013 30,600 -0.64% estimation process
2014 30,730 0.42% estimation process
2015 30,616 -0.37% estimation process
2016 30,387 -0.75% estimation process
2017 30,565 0.58% estimation process
2018 30,735 0.55% estimation process
2019 30,950 0.69% estimation process
2020 30,771 -0.58% estimation process

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