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St. Clair is a city in St. Clair County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 5,802 at the 2000 census. The city is located on the St. Clair River near the southeast corner of St. Clair Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of St Clair has a total area of 3.4 square miles of which, 2.8 square miles of it is land and 0.6 square miles of it is water. The city is located along the St. Clair River. It lies in the Thumb of Michigan. Saint Clair can also be considered as part of the Blue Water area, a sub region of the Thumb.
The City of St. Clair has a great deal of upscale real estate along the St. Clair River. The Saint Clair area attracts many tourists from Metro Detroit. The city has a small town feeling with a downtown, parks, and a marina. The city also boasts the longest freshwater boardwalk in the world.
Located on the western banks of the St. Clair River, the city’s name is taken from the river, which in turn was named for Lake Saint Clair. An expedition led by the French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle named it Lac Sainte-Claire, because they entered the lake on August 12, 1679, the feast day of Saint Clare of Assisi. The lake is named on English maps as early as 1710 as Saint Clare. But as early as the Mitchell Map in 1755, the lake was spelled as present with the current spelling as St. Clair. The name is sometimes attributed as honoring the American Revolutionary War General and Governor of the Northwest Territory Arthur St. Clair, but the name was in use with the current spelling long before St. Clair was a notable figure. However, it is possible that earlier name of the lake was conflated with that of the general in naming some of the political entities near the lake and the river, such as St. Clair County, St. Clair Township, and the cities of St. Clair and St. Clair Shores.
Some have thought that the name was in honor of Patrick Sinclair, a British officer who purchased land on the St. Clair River at the outlet of the Pine River. There in 1764 he built Fort Sinclair, which was in use for nearly twenty years before being abandoned.
St. Clair was first platted under the name of Palmer by Thomas Palmer in 1828.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,802 people, 2,322 households, and 1,613 families residing in the city of St Clair. The population density was 2,093.7 per square mile. There were 2,432 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile.
There were 2,322 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $52,957, and the median income for a family was $61,743. Males had a median income of $50,509 versus $28,224 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,180. About 3.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
Recurring local events:
- Blue Water Ramble (St. Clair, Michigan) Annual International Bicycling Event, first weekend in October.
- Annual St. Clair Art Fair is a two day event in the last weekend in June.
- Saint Clair Boat Races and River Fest Happen Every Year in Downtown Saint Clair on the last weekend of July.
- Will on the Water Shakespeare Festival, second weekend in August.
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