Clarkfield, Minnesota

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Comparative Profile of Clarkfield, Minnesota

Comparing Clarkfield 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 5 2
People Above Poverty 5 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 7
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Clarkfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 95 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Yellow Medicine
Standard Zip Codes 56223
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.79
Longitude -95.808

Clarkfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station CANBY
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
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Clarkfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 944 100%
Male 445 47.1%
Female 499 52.9%
Under 18 205 21.7%
18+ 739 78.3%
65+ 296 31.4%
Median Age 45.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 930 98.5%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.2%

Estimated Clarkfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 879
Growth -65
Growth % -6.9%

Clarkfield 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
Norwegian 46.6%
German 25.4%
Irish 4.3%
Swedish 4.2%
English 3.5%
US/American 3.3%
Danish 2.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Czech 1.6%
Belgian 1.6%
Northern European 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Dutch 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Finnish 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clarkfield 944 $39,926
Boyd 210 $41,500
Cottonwood 1,148 $49,375
Granite Falls 3,070 $45,536
Hanley Falls 323 $37,500
Montevideo 5,346 $44,706
Watson 209 $45,000

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