Location of Clearbrook
within Clearwater County, Minnesota
|Incorporated||June 15, 1918|
|• Total||0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)|
|• Land||0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,348 ft (411 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||516|
|• Density||1,057.1/sq mi (408.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0641310|
Main routes include Minnesota State Highway 92, Tower Street, Main Street, and Clearwater County Roads 4, 5, and 74.
As of the census of 2010, there were 518 people, 250 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,057.1 inhabitants per square mile (408.1/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 571.4 per square mile (220.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 3.9% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 250 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.80.
The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 33.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.2% male and 56.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 551 people, 237 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,239.6 people per square mile (483.5/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 582.7 per square mile (227.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.19% White, 1.45% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.
There were 237 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.0% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 18.9% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,091, and the median income for a family was $32,614. Males had a median income of $31,029 versus $16,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,052. About 6.8% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.
One of the notable local industries is the cultivation of wild rice, with cultivated paddies north of Clearbrook. Clearbrook also has large rice processing plant, owned by Riviana Foods.
Clearbrook has a significant oil pipeline junction between the Lakehead System, Minnesota Pipeline, and North Dakota System. Clearbrook hit the national news on November 28, 2007 when two pipeline workers were killed after a large fire erupted while they were repairing a leak in the pipeline.
Clearbrook is the home of Clearbrook-Gonvick High School, which has had a history of strong sports teams over the last two decades, including trips to the Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament, and the Prep Bowl semi-finals in football.
Clearbrook is the birthplace, home, and final resting place of Wes Westrum, a major league baseball catcher and manager. Wes was on the cover of the first edition of Sports Illustrated on August 16, 1954. It is the hometown of Alan Sparhawk, and Mimi Parker, members of the indie rock group Low (band).
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