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Clear Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clear Lake had a population of 551 as of July 1, 2016. Clear Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clear Lake is located at latitude 45.4499 and longitude -94.0021 in Sherburne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clear Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Sherburne County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Clear Lake (GNIS ID: 2393550) 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 Clear Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clear Lake: City of Clear Lake.

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Clear Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 551
Population in Households 550
Population in Familes 490
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 536
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 190 (85.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $262,037
Average Home Value $300,131


Median Household Income $88,400
Average Household Income $107,963
Per Capita Income $39,552
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.25%
Households 0.23% 0.29%
Families 1.72% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
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.

Clear Lake, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clear Lake 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 # 493 46th
Population Density1 # 468 48th
Diversity Index2 # 861 5th
Median Household Income # 46 95th
Per Capita Income # 59 94th

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