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Clear Lake, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Clear Lake had a population of 1,243 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Clear Lake is located at latitude 44.7458 and longitude -96.6826 in Deuel County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clear Lake 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.

The City of Clear Lake is located within Township of Clear Lake, a minor civil division (MCD) of Deuel County.


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Clear Lake, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Clear Lake, SD Housing Affordability Index is 227
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Clear Lake, SD Wealth Index is 58
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,243 (100%)
Population in Households 1,199 (96.5%)
Population in Families 951 (76.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 44 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 402
Diversity Index2 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,391
Average Household Income $65,388
Per Capita Income $27,780
Wealth Index4 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 123 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $126,630
Housing Affordability Index3 227
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 541
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.26% -0.23%
Households -0.22% -0.19%
Families -0.13% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Clear Lake, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clear Lake to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 211 47th
Diversity Index # 282 29th
Median Household Income # 173 56th
Per Capita Income # 253 36th

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