Mount Clemens - About Us - Facts

City Facts

Size and Population

The City of Mount Clemens is 4.2 square miles in size.  We have a population of 16,314.  We also add about 6,500 people during the work day.

Form of Government

The City of Mount Clemens operates under the Commission/Manager form of government.  This means the City Commission, made up of the Mayor and six City Commission members, formulates policy while the City Manager and staff administer the day-to-day operations of the City in line with the policy direction of the Commission.


The City of Mount Clemens has a long and rich history as one of the oldest cities in the State of Michigan.  Mount Clemens was established by our founder, Christopher Clemens, in 1818.  For decades, Mount Clemens was a vacation destination of choice for the Untied States and beyond due to our renowned mineral baths.  For more information on the history of Mount Clemens, click here or use the History menu option under About Us.

City Services/Departments

The City of Mount Clemens provides a wide range of quality services to our residents, businesses and visitors.  These services are provided through our excellent employees, organized under various departments within City government.  For more information, click here or use the Services menu option.


Mount Clemens is approximately 20 miles northeast of Downtown Detroit.  Downtown Mount Clemens is convenient and accessible to the entire Metropolitan Detroit region by four major Southeastern Michigan transportation corridors:

  • I-94/Ford Freeway is located on the eastern edge of the City’s boundaries, less than two miles from the downtown.
  • M-59/Hall Road is two miles north of Downtown.
  • Metropolitan Parkway/16 Mile Road is just south of Mount Clemens.
  • I-696/Reuther Freeway is just six miles south of Downtown.

Other Information

Lake Saint Clair is less than five miles east of Downtown which can be reached via the lake and the Clinton River.  The Mount Clemens Municipal Marina is in the downtown area, on the Clinton River.

Downtown Mount Clemens is home to over 30 events annually which are produced by various organizations.  On average, these events bring over 150,000 visitors to Mount Clemens each year.

Nearby amenities include Freedom Hill County Park and concert venue and Lake St. Clair MetroPark, one of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Park District parks.

Two hospitals are located near the Downtown.