Clear Lake 71 Excellent
Clear Lake Livability #45 ranked city in South Dakota#6,244 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Clear Lake

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

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      Clear Lake transportation information

      Statistic Clear Lake South Dakota National
      Average one way commute14min17min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.8%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.7%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%5.5%4.6%
      Source: The Clear Lake, SD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).