Clear Lake, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 229 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 104  (45.6%)
Females: 125  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  54.2 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62707.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,442 (it was $37,708 in 2000)
Clear Lake:

$43,442
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,607 (it was $15,284 in 2000)

Clear Lake village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $70,676 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Clear Lake:

$70,676
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $73,659; Detached houses: $85,373; Mobile homes: $43,343

Median gross rent in 2016: $729.

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  • Races in Clear Lake, IL (2010)

    Clear Lake races chart
    • 21995.6%White alone
    • 31.3%Two or more races
    • 31.3%Hispanic
    • 20.9%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%American Indian alone

Races in Clear Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clear Lake: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (30.5%), German (12.6%), Irish (7.4%), European (4.2%), British (2.1%), English (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/20/1955

Elevation: 580 feet

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,463 people per square mile   (low).

Clear Lake,IL real estate house value index trend

Clear Lake, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Clear Lake:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clear Lake village:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,655 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,648 (2.2%)

Clear Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (4.9 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (89.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (171.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Riverton, IL (1.7 miles ), Grandview, IL (1.7 miles ), Spaulding, IL (1.9 miles ), Rochester, IL (2.1 miles ), Springfield, IL (2.2 miles ), Sherman, IL (2.4 miles ), Southern View, IL (2.4 miles ), Dawson, IL (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 39.81 N, Longitude: 89.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Clear Lake household income distribution Clear Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+37.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (34%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Clear Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Clear Lake, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clear Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Clear Lake village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clear Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 113.2 miles away from Clear Lake center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from Clear Lake center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clear Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Clear Lake:

  • BROTHER JAMES COURT (Hospital, about 2 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ST. JOHNS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • CURTISS COURT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ADLOFF PLACE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • TAYLOR HOUSE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Clear Lake:

  • 5 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

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

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 7 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 7 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 32 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 37 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 56 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 57 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 58 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

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Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.0. This is better than average.

City:

62.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.2%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Illinois average:

12.1

Clear Lake travel time to work - commute Clear Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Clear Lake village (based on Sangamon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Sangamon County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Clear Lake:

50.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Clear Lake:

20.7%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Clear Lake:

10.7%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Clear Lake:

45.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Clear Lake:

56.4%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.4%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clear Lake, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Clear Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $10,000 ($43.67)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($39.30)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($13.10)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($4.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($56.77)

Clear Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($82.97)
    Highways: $7,000 ($30.57)
  • Tax - NEC: $2,000 ($8.73)
    Property: $1,000 ($4.37)

Clear Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $128,000 ($558.95)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($69 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.38% ($34,115 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.22% ($37,706)
from Christian County, IL  0.19% ($36,387)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($35,734 average AGI)
to Christian County, IL  0.19% ($32,861)
to Menard County, IL  0.19% ($37,592)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clear Lake:

  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clear Lake:

  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • W205BG (88.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)

TV broadcast stations around Clear Lake:

  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 14,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,940Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$60,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0038.01

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (97%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Clear Lake compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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