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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Clear Lake is $457,662, which is more expensive than 75.3% of the neighborhoods in Minnesota and 63.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Clear Lake City Center is currently $1,365, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 69.9% of Minnesota neighborhoods.

Clear Lake City Center is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Clear Lake, Minnesota.

Real estate in the City Center of Clear Lake, MN is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Clear Lake City Center has a 11.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 68.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.6%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Clear Lake, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Clear Lake City Center neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Minnesota. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the Clear Lake City Center neighborhood has more German and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 45.9% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 8.3% have Swedish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Clear Lake are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.9% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Clear Lake City Center neighborhood, 40.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.7%), and 12.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Clear Lake City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Clear Lake, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (45.9%). There are also a number of people of Norwegian ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (8.3%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Clear Lake City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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