The City of Clawson is a small residential community located just north of Detroit and about one mile west of the Chrysler (I-75) expressway. This fully-developed community is 2.4 square miles in area and is bounded by the cities of Troy, Royal Oak, and Madison Heights.
Clawson was incorporated as a home rule city in 1940. It is recognized as a progressive community with stable government and excellent services. Volunteers and service clubs play an active role in promoting the community throughout the year with various activities including one of the largest week-long 4th of July celebrations in Michigan.
The downtown area offers a variety of small shops and restaurants. Oakland Mall and the up-scale Somerset Place are just minutes away. Clawson combines small town amenities with convenient access to big city events.
According to the most recent estimates, there are approximately 13,000 persons living in Clawson, a density of ten persons per acre. The city experienced its most significant growth during the years of 1950 through 1960. This is also the period during which a large portion of the city¡¯s existing housing was constructed.