Clear Lake is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 625 people and just one neighborhood, Clear Lake is the 414th 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 $71,250.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Clear Lake is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clear Lake is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Clear Lake who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (9.88%) and management occupations (8.70%).
Of important note, Clear Lake is also a city of artists. Clear Lake has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clear Lake’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Clear Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.