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Clear Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Clear Lake had a population of 1,246 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Clear Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,246
Daytime Population: Workers 1,040
Daytime Population: Residents 549
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,201
Population in Familes 958
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 406
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $53,526
Average Household Income $59,758
Per Capita Income $25,758


Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $90,982
Average Home Value $116,145


Total Households 541
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 339
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.3% -0.11%
Households -0.28% -0.15%
Families 0.04% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Clear Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clear Lake to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 63 84th
Population Density # 206 48th
Diversity Index # 264 32nd
Median Household Income # 149 62nd
Per Capita Income # 259 34th

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