Clear Lake is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,590 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clear Lake is the 51st largest community in Iowa.
Clear Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Clear Lake house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clear Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clear Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clear Lake who work in office and administrative support (14.01%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (10.05%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Clear Lake is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Clear Lake spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.67 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Clear Lake who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.22% of adults in Clear Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clear Lake in 2010 was $28,237, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,948 for a family of four. However, Clear Lake contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Clear Lake home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clear Lake residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clear Lake include Norwegian, English, Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Clear Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.