Clear Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 641 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clear Lake is the 432nd largest community in Minnesota. Clear Lake has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Clear Lake, where the median household income is $94,405.00.
Clear Lake real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, 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, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clear Lake who work in management occupations (14.12%), office and administrative support (11.53%), and sales jobs (10.35%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.14% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Clear Lake is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clear Lake really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clear Lake perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The citizens of Clear Lake are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.69% of adults in Clear Lake having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clear Lake in 2018 was $41,207, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $164,828 for a family of four.
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 German, Norwegian, Polish, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Clear Lake is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.