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Clearwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Clearwater had a population of 1,801 as of July 1, 2016. Clearwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clearwater is located at latitude 45.4114 and longitude -94.0444 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clearwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 968 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Clearwater are located in Wright County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Sherburne County.

The City of Clearwater (GNIS ID: 2393554) 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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater: City of Clearwater, Clear Water, Clearwater Village.

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


Total Population 1,801
Population in Households 1,801
Population in Familes 1,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,152
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 785 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $168,719
Average Home Value $216,909


Median Household Income $55,752
Average Household Income $70,011
Per Capita Income $27,129
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.66%
Households 0.44% 0.57%
Families 0.91% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearwater 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 # 273 70th
Population Density1 # 214 76th
Diversity Index2 # 436 51st
Median Household Income # 370 59th
Per Capita Income # 482 47th

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