Clearbrook, Minnesota

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Clearbrook is a city in Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 551 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

Economy

Agriculture

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.

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