Clearwater, Minnesota

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Not to be confused with Clearwater County, Minnesota.
Clearwater, Minnesota
City
Skyline of Clearwater, Minnesota
Location of the city of Clearwaterwithin Wright County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Clearwater
within Wright County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 45°25′0″N 94°2′57″W / 45.41667°N 94.04917°W / 45.41667; -94.04917
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Wright, Stearns
Area[1]
 • Total 1.70 sq mi (4.40 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,735
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,771
 • Density 1,112.2/sq mi (429.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55320
Area code(s) 320
FIPS code 27-11800[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641312[5]
Website www.clearwatercity.com

Clearwater is a city in Stearns and Wright counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 1,735 at the 2010 census.[6] Most of the city lies in Wright County.

The Wright County portion of Clearwater is part of the MinneapolisSt. PaulWI Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion in Stearns County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city is between the Mississippi River and the Clearwater River. Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highway 24 are its two main thoroughfares.

Clearwater is 12 miles south of St. Cloud, 16 miles northwest of Monticello, and 25 miles northwest of Buffalo.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.70 square miles (4.40 km2); 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 248
1900 271 9.3%
1910 311 14.8%
1920 331 6.4%
1930 212 −36.0%
1940 241 13.7%
1950 224 −7.1%
1960 274 22.3%
1970 282 2.9%
1980 379 34.4%
1990 597 57.5%
2000 858 43.7%
2010 1,735 102.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,735 people, 680 households, and 445 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,112.2 inhabitants per square mile (429.4 /km2). There were 762 housing units at an average density of 488.5 per square mile (188.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 1.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 680 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.6% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 29.5 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.7% were from 25 to 44; 17.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 858 people, 327 households, and 223 families residing in the city. The population density was 740.9 people per square mile (285.6/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 306.5 per square mile (118.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.79% White, 0.12% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 327 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,696, and the median income for a family was $46,771. Males had a median income of $36,000 versus $25,341 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,325. About 6.6% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 45°25′10″N 94°02′56″W / 45.41944°N 94.04889°W / 45.41944; -94.04889