Clearwater County MN Information


Clearwater County Subdivisions

Clearwater County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,935
Population in Households 8,820
Population in Familes 7,199
Population in Group Qrtrs 115
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,646
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,436
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,891 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 755 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,334 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $131,944
Average Home Value $161,691


Median Household Income $45,933
Average Household Income $58,687
Per Capita Income $24,088
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.6%
Households 0.53% 0.67%
Families 0.42% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.


Clearwater County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearwater County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents 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 # 74 16th
Population Density1 # 79 11th
Diversity Index2 # 19 79th
Median Household Income # 80 9th
Per Capita Income # 80 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.