Clear Lake demographics profile

StatisticClear LakeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)7085591
Median age44.338.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak English95%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%
Clear Lake, IA has a population of 7,644 and is the 4,862nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 708 per sq mi which is 1196% higher than the Iowa average and 681% higher than the national average. The median age in Clear Lake is 44 which is approximately 17% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Clear Lake, 68% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 74% of Clear Lake residents were born in Iowa, 24% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Clear Lake is 1196% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Clear Lake is 17% higher than Iowa.
  • In Clear Lake 96.36% of the population is White.
  • In Clear Lake 0.76% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Clear Lake 1.61% of the population is Asian.

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Clear Lake population breakdown by race

RaceClear LakeIowaNational
Black or African American0.76%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.33%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race0.33%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.61%1.27%4.75%
In Clear Lake, 5.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Clear Lake, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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