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Clear Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Clear Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Deuel County at latitude 44.7563 and longitude -96.6902. Deuel County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,837 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Clear Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clear Lake, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Clear Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Clear Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,300
Population in Households 1,256
Population in Familes 1,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density1 423
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 567
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 355
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 427 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $103,175
Average Home Value $163,201


Median Household Income $50,824
Average Household Income $53,458
Per Capita Income $22,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.03%
Households 0.63% 0.04%
Families 1.16% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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, 2014 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 # 60 85th
Population Density1 # 205 48th
Diversity Index2 # 268 32nd
Median Household Income # 160 59th
Per Capita Income # 284 27th

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