Clarks Grove, Minnesota

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Clarks Grove, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Clarks Grove Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Clarks Grove Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Clarks Grove, Minnesota

Comparing Clarks Grove 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 6 6
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Clarks Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Freeborn
Standard Zip Codes 56016
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.763
Longitude -93.328

Clarks Grove 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 2 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station AUSTIN 3 S
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 20 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
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Clarks Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 734 100%
Male 374 51%
Female 360 49%
Under 18 213 29%
18+ 521 71%
65+ 99 13.5%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.04
White 723 98.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 1%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 39 5.3%

Estimated Clarks Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 721
Growth -13
Growth % -1.8%

Clarks Grove 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 32%
German 24.2%
Danish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
English 6.2%
Irish 5.4%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Dutch 3.8%
US/American 2.1%
Romanian 1.7%
Swedish 1.6%
Polish 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
Scandinavian 1%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clarks Grove 734 $47,000
Albert Lea 18,356 $42,407
Ellendale 590 $50,139
Geneva 449 $50,893
Hartland 288 $46,250
Hayward 249 $52,500
Hollandale 292 $41,875
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