Clearwater, Minnesota

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Clearwater is a city in Stearns and Wright counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 858 at the 2000 census. Most of the city lies in Wright County, with only a small part of the city's area extending into Stearns County.

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



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (10.08%) is water.

Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highway 24 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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