Clear Lake, IA


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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, Clear Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clear Lake are a mix 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 (14.90%), sales jobs (10.28%), and healthcare (8.94%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Clear Lake has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Clear Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Clear Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Clear Lake may be for you.

The percentage of people in Clear Lake who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.36% of adults in Clear Lake have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clear Lake in 2010 was $28,688, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,752 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 Asian. 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 Laotian.

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