Clarissa, Minnesota

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Clarissa, Minnesota

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High Points

Clarissa strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Minnesota):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 2% trophy Clarissa Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Clarissa Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Clarissa Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Clarissa, Minnesota

Comparing Clarissa to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Minnesota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Racial Diversity 4 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 6
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 4 4

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Clarissa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles NW of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Todd
Standard Zip Codes 56440
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.13
Longitude -94.948

Clarissa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 27.3 inches
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
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Clarissa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 609 100%
Male 263 43.2%
Female 346 56.8%
Under 18 104 17.1%
18+ 505 82.9%
65+ 226 37.1%
Median Age 52.4
Average Family Size 2.77
White 597 98%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 3 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1%

Estimated Clarissa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 602
Growth -7
Growth % -1.1%

Clarissa Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39%
Norwegian 15.4%
Swedish 9.8%
US/American 7%
Irish 5.4%
Dutch 4%
Czech 3.5%
Polish 3%
Danish 2.3%
Italian 2.1%
English 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Austrian 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Finnish 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
Slavic 0.9%
French Canadian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clarissa 609 $38,553
Bertha 470 $32,708
Browerville 735 $48,393
Eagle Bend 595 $33,750
Hewitt 267 $27,500
Long Prairie 3,040 $35,699
Staples 3,104 $33,472
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