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Clara City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clara City had a population of 1,545 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clara City is located at latitude 44.9579 and longitude -95.3668 in Chippewa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clara City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chippewa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Clara City (GNIS ID: 663803) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clara City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clara City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,545
Population in Households 1,477
Population in Familes 1,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 886
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 670
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 667 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $112,888


Median Household Income $47,076
Average Household Income $55,060
Per Capita Income $24,079
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.06% 0.79%
Households 2.22% 0.82%
Families 2.69% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clara City, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clara City to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 290 68th
Population Density1 # 329 64th
Diversity Index2 # 413 55th
Median Household Income # 621 31st
Per Capita Income # 722 20th

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