Clear Lake, SD Population

Population: 1,335. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,243 (-6.9% change)
Males: 625 (46.8%), Females: 710 (53.2%)

Deuel County

Zip code: 57226

Median resident age: 41.8 years
Median household income: $31,522
Median house value: $48,100

Races in Clear Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (48.4%), Norwegian (29.0%), Dutch (6.8%), English (6.7%), Irish (6.7%), Swedish (4.0%).

Elevation: 1800 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Clear Lake

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clear Lake city

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 13.6%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +88 (+7.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Clear Lake:

  • DEUEL COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSP &CLINIC-CAH (701 THIRD AVENUE SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Clear Lake:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Clear Lake:

  • BROOKINGS MUNI (about 33 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Abbreviation: BKX)
  • WATERTOWN MUNI (about 34 miles; WATERTOWN, SD; Abbreviation: ATY)
  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 82 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Clear Lake:

  • CLEAR LAKE MUNI (about 1 miles; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Abbreviation: 5H3)
  • MYERS FIELD (about 31 miles; CANBY, MN; Abbreviation: 27D)
  • MILBANK MUNI (about 34 miles; MILBANK, SD; Abbreviation: 1D1)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clear Lake:

  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)
  • NORTH DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE (about 105 miles; WAHPETON, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,176)
  • RIDGEWATER COLLEGE (about 117 miles; WILLMAR, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,711)
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 135 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 135 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY-MOORHEAD (about 148 miles; MOORHEAD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,400)

Schools

Public high school in Clear Lake:

  • DEUEL HI SCH (Students: 195; Location: 410 5TH ST W; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Clear Lake:

  • CLEAR LAKE ELEM (Students: 253; Location: 410 5TH ST W; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CLEAR LAKE MIDDLE SCH (Students: 131; Location: 410 5TH ST W; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Clear Lake:

  • CLEAR LAKE CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,050; Location: 125 3RD AVE S; 17,469 books; 269 audio materials; 386 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)

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