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Clear Lake, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Clear Lake had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Clear Lake, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 559
Daytime Population: Workers 225
Daytime Population: Residents 263
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 558
Population in Familes 497
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 543
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $91,742
Average Household Income $110,411
Per Capita Income $40,210


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (84.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 ( 8.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $273,438
Average Home Value $306,314


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 170
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 0.35% 0.43%
Households 0.4% 0.47%
Families 1.65% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 489 46th
Population Density # 465 49th
Diversity Index # 855 6th
Median Household Income # 47 95th
Per Capita Income # 65 93rd

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