Communities - Area Info

St Clair County

St. Clair County is a special place to live, work, and play. It is home to more than 163,000 residents, abundant natural resources, fantastic year-round recreational opportunities, trails, beaches, community festivals, and some of the most productive farming in Michigan. Our mix of charming downtowns and gorgeous rural vistas provide residents with an amazing quality of life here in the Blue Water Area.

Come visit our beautiful communities and friendly residents! Better yet, stick around. St. Clair County is an affordable, safe community for your family and a great place to start or grow your business. We have everything you need: quality schools, great infrastructure, a talented workforce, and an overall environment for success.

St. Clair County has among the highest number of boat registrations per capita in the United States and is home to the Annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Sailboat Race, the largest freshwater sailing event of its kind in the world. With an abundance of water resources, St. Clair County boasts the world's longest freshwater boardwalk along the St. Clair River, which forms the international border between Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

(Courtesy www.stclaircounty.org)

Macomb County

About Macomb County

Comprised of 27 local units of government, Macomb County is characterized by dynamic urban clusters, expansive networks of industry and commerce, pristine natural features and bountiful agricultural lands. From the densely-populated southern cities to the rural northern villages, Macomb County possesses a wealth of assets that make it a desirable place to live, work and play.

Location

Located in southeast Michigan, Macomb County is 483.7 square miles. Adjacent counties include Wayne (south), Oakland (west), Lapeer (northwest) and St. Clair (northeast). Lake St. Clair lies directly east of Macomb County, with 32 miles of coastline comprising part of the county’s eastern border. Thirty-one miles of the Clinton River traverse through the county.

Population

Macomb County is Michigan’s third most populated county, boasting a population of more than 865,000 residents and growing. Thirteen people each day choose to make Macomb their home. The county is home to three of the 10 most populated communities in the state: Warren (No. 3), Sterling Heights (No. 4) and Clinton Township (No. 8).

Financial Integrity

Through reorganizing departments, instituting multi-year budget cycles, leveraging realistic forecasts, managing unfunded liabilities and cultivating new revenue, Macomb County government has instituted an optimal financial system. These strategic financial decisions have led to five consecutive years of balanced budgets resulting in strong ratings from Standard and Poor’s (AA+) and Moody’s Investor Services (Aa1).

Economic Development

Macomb County is home to a dynamic network of more than 18,000 businesses that are fueling the county’s economic resurgence. With sound infrastructure and a skilled workforce, Macomb County supports growing industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, defense, health care, retail, agriculture, food processing and more.

Quality of Life

The county features more than 17,000 acres of parks and recreational spaces and is equipped with more than 155 miles of non-motorized trails. Fishing, boating and kayaking opportunities abound on the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. Great entertainment can be found at Macomb County’s spectacular golf courses, popular retail destinations, delectable restaurants, top-notch breweries and local festivals.

Diversity and Inclusion

Macomb County is committed to welcoming all people. As the county gains in population and cultural diversity increases, initiatives such as OneMacomb strive to cultivate a community that embraces all people and celebrates their unique contributions. Through collaborative community-based activities, Macomb County is promoting multiculturalism and inclusiveness. 

(Courtesy macombgov.org)