Clear Lake, Minnesota

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one-story brick building with sign reading McDonald's Meats, along with grain silos
Structures on Main Avenue in Clear Lake
Clear Lake
Motto: 
"The Crossroads City"[1]
Location of Clear Lake within Sherburne County, Minnesota
Location of Clear Lake
within Sherburne County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°26′43″N 93°59′56″W / 45.44528°N 93.99889°W / 45.44528; -93.99889
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountySherburne
Area
 • Total1.10 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Land1.04 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
994 ft (303 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total641
 • Density613.40/sq mi (236.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55319
Area code320
FIPS code27-11764[3]
GNIS feature ID0641296[4]
Websitewww.clearlakemn.govoffice2.com

Clear Lake is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 641 at the 2020 census.[5]

U.S. Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 24 are two of the main routes in Clear Lake. Clear Lake is 13 miles southeast of St. Cloud and 24 miles northwest of Elk River.

one-story building with sign reading City of Clear Lake city offices
City offices of Clear Lake

History[edit]

Clear Lake was platted in 1879.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2); 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900222
191026318.5%
19202754.6%
1930242−12.0%
194028517.8%
19502974.2%
19603166.4%
1970280−11.4%
1980266−5.0%
199031518.4%
2000266−15.6%
2010545104.9%
202064117.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 545 people, 205 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 529.1 inhabitants per square mile (204.3/km2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of215.5 per square mile (83.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 205 households, of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 31.1 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.7% were from 25 to 44; 18.5% were from 45 to 64; and 8.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 266 people, 102 households, and 68 families residing in the city. The population density was 335.4 inhabitants per square mile (129.5/km2). There were 103 housing units at an average density of 129.9 per square mile (50.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 0.75% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 102 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $36,071 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,894. None of the families and 3.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 13.3% of those over 64.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 24 are two of the main routes in Clear Lake.

one-story brick building with sign reading "United States Post Office, Clear Lake, Minnesota 55319"
Clear Lake post office

Education[edit]

The majority portion of Clear Lake is in the St. Cloud Area School District. A discontinuous part of Clear Lake lies in the Becker Public School District.[10]

The majority portion of Clear Lake is zoned to Clear View Elementary School,[11] South Middle School,[12] and Technical Senior High School.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Clear Lake Minnesota". City of Clear Lake Minnesota. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau: Clear Lake city, Minnesota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  6. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 514.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Sherburne County, MN" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-11-07.
  11. ^ "Elementary Attendance Areas" (PDF). St. Cloud Area School District. Retrieved 2022-11-08. - Detail map which is linked from here - Compare to census maps.
  12. ^ "SOUTH Versatrans Base Map" (PDF). St. Cloud Area School District. Retrieved 2022-11-08. - linked from here - Compare to census maps.
  13. ^ "TECH Versatrans Base Map" (PDF). St. Cloud Area School District. Retrieved 2022-11-08. - linked from here - Compare to census maps.

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Coordinates: 45°26′42″N 93°59′56″W / 45.44500°N 93.99889°W / 45.44500; -93.99889