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Clear Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Clear Lake had a population of 1,284 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Clear Lake is located at latitude 44.7563 and longitude -96.6902 in Deuel County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clear Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Deuel County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,837 feet.

The City of Clear Lake (GNIS ID: 1267331) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clear Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Clear Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,284
Population in Households 1,239
Population in Familes 993
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 418
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 559
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 351
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $167,358


Median Household Income $46,451
Average Household Income $51,035
Per Capita Income $21,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% -0.12%
Households 0.24% -0.07%
Families 0.72% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Clear Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clear Lake to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 85th
Population Density1 # 204 48th
Diversity Index2 # 269 31st
Median Household Income # 223 43rd
Per Capita Income # 297 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.