Clara City, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clara City, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clara City had a population of 1,540 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Clara City, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,540
Daytime Population: Workers 603
Daytime Population: Residents 724
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,327
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 1,472
Population in Familes 1,178
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 883
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $48,544
Average Household Income $57,299
Per Capita Income $24,947


Total Housing Units 687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 188 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $90,326
Average Home Value $116,368


Total Households 664
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.73% 0.68%
Households 1.79% 0.68%
Families 2.18% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 292 68th
Population Density # 333 63rd
Diversity Index # 393 57th
Median Household Income # 634 30th
Per Capita Income # 720 21st

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