There were 5,572 households out of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,929, and the median income for a family was $64,684. Males had a median income of $45,242 versus $30,679 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,676. About 1.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Clawson is represented in the State House of Representatives by Marty Knollenberg, in the State Senate by John Pappageorge, and in the US Congress 9th Congressional District by Joe Knollenberg.
Schalm Elementary services children through 5th grade living north of 14 Mile road and/or west of Rochester. Kenwood services those south of 14 Mile and/or east of Rochester. There is a bus service for any child that has to cross more than one of the mentioned roads. For those children that are required to cross one of the roads there are crossing guards at specific corners. The middle school and high school do not have any busing.