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Population (year 2000): 8,161. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,913 (-3.0% change)
Males: 3,893 (47.7%), Females: 4,268 (52.3%)

Cerro Gordo County

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Median resident age: 40.7 years
Median household income: $35,097 (year 2000)
Median house value: $90,900 (year 2000)

Clear Lake, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Clear Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (40.9%), Norwegian (16.7%), Irish (13.3%), English (10.6%), United States (4.8%), Danish (4.3%).

New! Lake, Iowa forum

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Clear Lake

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clear Lake city

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -448 (-5.2%).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Ames, (78.6 miles pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MN Minneapolis, (126.7 miles pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (401.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (6.4 miles Ventura, IA Fertile, (9.3 miles IA (10.0 miles Hanlontown, Swaledale, IA (11.8 miles) , City, IA (12.3 miles Mason IA (13.2 miles Thornton, IA Garner, (15.6 miles IA (16.0 miles Manly,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Area code: 641


Clear Lake, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.0%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -531 (-6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,159 (50.4%)

Crime in Clear Lake (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 11 assaults (134.3 per 100,000)
  • 26 burglaries (317.5 per 100,000)
  • 78 thefts (952.4 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (36.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 90.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in Clear Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Clear Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Clear Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Clear Lake:
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-NORTH IOWA (about 13 miles; MASON CITY, IA)
  • BELMOND MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; BELMOND, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; HAMPTON, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Clear Lake:
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 5 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 69 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • WATERLOO MUNI (about 79 miles; WATERLOO, IA; ID: ALO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Clear Lake:
  • FOREST CITY MUNI (about 18 miles; FOREST CITY, IA; ID: FXY)
  • LAKE MILLS MUNI (about 20 miles; LAKE MILLS, IA; ID: 0Y6)
  • NORTHWOOD MUNI (about 24 miles; NORTHWOOD, IA; ID: 5D2)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2 $6,286 $37,716 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,546 $51,276 6 $1,180
Police Protection - Officers 14 $41,453 $35,531 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $7,990 $23,970 3 $1,158
Firefighters 0 $0   1 $779
Fire - Other 1 $2,032 $24,384 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $27,172 $32,606 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $5,285 $31,710 11 $744
Water Supply 4 $10,614 $31,842 1 $824
Local Libraries 3 $6,115 $24,460 13 $5,712
Other and Unallocable 1 $3,314 $39,768 0 $0
Totals for Government 43 $118,808 $33,155 35 $10,397


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clear Lake:
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,161)
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; FT DODGE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,807)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 76 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 82 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; WATERLOO, IA; FT enrollment: 3,292)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 86 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA (about 88 miles; CEDAR FALLS, IA; FT enrollment: 12,524)
Public high school in Clear Lake:
  • CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 125 N 20TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Clear Lake:
  • CLEAR LAKE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 341; Location: 1601 3RD AVE NORTH; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CLEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 901 S 14TH ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 306 S 8TH ST; Grades: 01 - 02)
  • SUNSET VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 408 MARS HILL DR; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle school in Clear Lake:
  • NORTH IOWA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: PO BOX 866; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Clear Lake:
  • CLEAR LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $245,166; Location: 200 N 4TH ST; 42,633 books; 1,105 audio materials; 1,069 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Clear Lake: All Vets Golf Course (A), Oak Hills Golf Course (B), Farmers Co-op Elevator (C), Clear Lake (D), Surf Ballroom (E), Clear Lake Fire Department (F), Clear Lake Fire Museum (G), Clear Lake Police Department (H), Clear Lake Public Library (I).

Churches in Clear Lake include: Evangelical Free Church (A), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Agape Christian Family Church (C), Open Bible - First Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (F), Galilean Lutheran Church (G), Zion Lutheran Church (H).

Cemetery: Clear Lake Cemetery (1).

Creek: Clear Creek (A).

Parks in Clear Lake include: Iowa Trolley Park (1), Triangle Park (2), Tourist Park (3), Marion Park (4), McGowan Park (5), Armour Pugh Memorial Park (6), Fieldstone Park (7), Pine Tree Park (8), Country Club Hights Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Clear Lake compared to Iowa state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Clear Lake:
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clear Lake:
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clear Lake:
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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