Clearwater, Minnesota

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High Points

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

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Top 14% Clearwater Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Clearwater, Minnesota

Comparing Clearwater 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Public Transportation Use 5 4
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5

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Clearwater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Wright
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55320
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.419
Longitude -94.048

Clearwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 19 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station SANTIAGO 3 E
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Station DELANO
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.2 inches
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Clearwater Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 858 100%
Male 425 49.5%
Female 433 50.5%
Under 18 278 32.4%
18+ 580 67.6%
65+ 77 9%
Median Age 31.3
Average Family Size 3.15
White 839 97.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.6%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.8%

Estimated Clearwater Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,391
Growth 533
Growth % 62.1%

Clearwater 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 47.6%
Norwegian 10%
Irish 6%
US/American 5.6%
English 5.3%
Swedish 4.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
French Canadian 2.3%
Finnish 2.1%
Scandinavian 2%
Polish 1.7%
Pennsylvania German 1%
Italian 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Belgian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clearwater, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saint Augusta (55320)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clearwater 858 $46,771
Annandale 2,684 $48,667
Becker 2,673 $51,940
Clear Lake 266 $54,375
South Haven 204 $34,063
St. Cloud 59,107 $50,460
Waite Park 6,568 $43,415
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