Clear Lake, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 7,692 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 3,642  (47.4%)
Females: 4,050  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50428.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,720 (it was $35,097 in 2000)
Clear Lake:

$48,720
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,741 (it was $20,213 in 2000)

Clear Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $147,350 (it was $88,800 in 2000)
Clear Lake:

$147,350
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $159,694; Detached houses: $166,417; Townhouses or other attached units: $216,329; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $256,411; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $182,370; Mobile homes: $24,905

Median gross rent in 2012: $536.

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  • White alone - 7,142 (91.2%)
  • Hispanic - 307 (3.9%)
  • Asian alone - 176 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 136 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 37 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clear Lake: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.7%), Norwegian (12.3%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.2%), United States (4.7%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/26/1871

Elevation: 1230 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 737 people per square mile   (low).

Clear Lake,IA real estate house value index trend

Clear Lake, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Clear Lake:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clear Lake city:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

233 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:  3.0%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Clear Lake, Iowa as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clear Lake to the number of sex offenders is 968 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,436 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,755 (1.1%)

Clear Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waterloo, IA (68.8 miles , pop. 68,747).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (126.4 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (304.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ventura, IA (2.2 miles ), Burchinal, IA (2.7 miles) , Mason City, IA (3.0 miles ), Fertile, IA (3.0 miles ), Hanlontown, IA (3.2 miles ), Swaledale, IA (3.4 miles) , Miller, IA (3.4 miles) , Garner, IA (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $16,000
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $232,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 93.38 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -324 (-4.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,730 (43.4%)

Area code: 641

Clear Lake household income distribution Clear Lake home values distribution

Crime rates in Clear Lake (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 11 assaults (134.3 per 100,000)
  • 26 burglaries (317.5 per 100,000)
  • 78 thefts (952.4 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (36.6 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 89.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime rates in Clear Lake (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (25.6 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 8 assaults (102.3 per 100,000)
  • 42 burglaries (537.2 per 100,000)
  • 192 thefts (2455.9 per 100,000)
  • 3 auto thefts (38.4 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 179.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -448 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Clear Lake, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clear Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Clear Lake city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clear Lake-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
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 433.1 miles away from Clear Lake center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 310.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 227.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 256.8 miles away from Clear Lake center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cerro Gordo County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clear Lake topographic map

Birthplace of: Richie Hayward - Rock drummer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Clear Lake:

  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE (1200 NORTH NINTH STREET WEST)
  • OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE-EXECUTIVE COTTAGE (1200 NORTH 9TH STREET WEST)
  • OAKWOOD CARE CENTER (400 HIGHWAY 18 WEST)

Airports located in Clear Lake:

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

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 13 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Riverland Community College (about 42 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 62 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 64 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 73 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 76 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 77 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high school in Clear Lake:

Public elementary/middle schools in Clear Lake:

See full list of schools located in Clear Lake

Library in Clear Lake:

  • CLEAR LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $367,355; Location: 200 N 4TH ST; 46,453 books; 1,785 audio materials; 2,372 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 164 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Clear Lake was once clean and called ' Clear Lake..' ever since the sanitation place ran out of room for the bodily wastes, they decided to just dump it in the lake. People dont like to swim there now because they go wash their suit, and this icky green stuff is found in it!

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Notable locations in Clear Lake: Clear Lake Water Treatment Plant (A), All Vets Golf Course (B), Oak Hills Golf Course (C), Farmers Co-op Elevator (D), Clear Lake (E), Surf Ballroom (F), Clear Lake Public Library (G), Clear Lake Police Department (H), Clear Lake Fire Department (I), Clear Lake Fire Museum (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clear Lake include: Clear Lake Baptist Church (A), Zion Lutheran Church (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Zion Lutheran Church (D), Open Bible - First Church (E), Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel (F), United Methodist Church (G), Congregational Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Clear Lake Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Clear Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Clear Lake include: Clear Lake City Square (1), Lions Field (2), Country Club Hights Park (3), Tourist Park (4), Marion Park (5), Clear Lake City Park (6), Armour Pugh Memorial Park (7), D A R Park (8), Triangle Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kinney Pioneer Museum (9184 265th Street) (1), Fort Custer Maze (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2501 Main Avenue) (2), North Iowa Business Technology Center (205 Main Avenue) (3), Chamber of Commerce (205 Main Avenue) (4), Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (205 Main Avenue) (5), Clear Lake Economic Development Corporation (205 Main Avenue) (6), Lady of the Lake (Tours & Charters; The Seawall Downtown) (7), High Flyers (Tours & Charters; 1611 South Shore Drive) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Holiday Lodge (Highway 18 E And I # 35) (1), Budget Inn (I 35 And Hwy East # 18) (2), Heartland Inn - Clear Lake (1603 S Shore Dr) (3), Pheasant Country Inn (4497 190th Street) (4), Silver Boot Motel (1214 South Shore Drive) (5), Wind Venture (4497 190th Street) (6), Microtel Inn (I-35 & Highway 18) (7), Hilltop Motel (10 Allens Alley) (8), Heartland Inn (1603 South Shore Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Cerro Gordo 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 2012 was 39.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.136. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.136
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clear Lake and their reported violations in the past:

THE MARKET AT OAKWOOD (Address: 5253 S SHORE DR , Population served: 122, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
OAK HILLS PAR 30 GOLF COURSE (Address: 518 27TH AVE S , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
OAKWOOD RV PARK (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-21-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-23-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2013)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
BELL HARBOR (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TWIN OAK CAMP GROUND (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clear Lake that have no violations reported:

  • CLEAR LAKE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 7,777, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESHORE WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: 5546 LAKEVIEW DR , Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.7%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 67.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.5%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
156 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Clear Lake in 2000:

  • 156 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Clear Lake, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Clear Lake compared to Iowa state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Clear Lake (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers Bank & Trust Company: Clear Lake #2 Branch at 1919 East Highway 18, branch established on 2004/06/15; Clear Lake Branch at 300 1st Avenue North, branch established on 1936/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $265.8 mil, Deposits: $214.2 mil, headquarters in Forest City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mbt Corp.
  • Clear Lake Bank and Trust Company: Drive-Up Facility at 21 North 4th Street, branch established on 1976/09/16; Clear Lake Bank And Trust Company at 322 Main, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $217.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Arneson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Clear Lake Branch at 210 First Avenue North, branch established on 1936/09/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Clear Lake, Iowa:

  • Blue Horizon Inn, 467 N SHR Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (515) 270-1111
  • Heartland Inn, 1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-5123, Fax: (641) 357-2228
  • Super 8 Motel, PO Box 340, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-7521, Fax: (641) 357-5999
  • Americinn Motel, 1406 N 25TH St, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-8954, Fax: (641) 357-8956
  • Microtel Inn-clear Lake, 1305 N 25TH St, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-0966, Fax: (641) 357-0967
  • Super 8 Motel Clear Lake, 2809 4th Ave South, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-7521, Fax: (641) 357-5999
  • Best Western Holiday Lodge, 2023 7th Avenue N, Clear Lake, IA 50428 , Phone: (641) 357-5253, Fax: (641) 357-8153
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Clear Lake, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Clear Lake city (based on Cerro Gordo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.18%
Here: 67.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents30.1%28.5%17.0%3.9%1.7%
Congregations13.8%10.3%19.0%5.2%3.4%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.7%1.7%1.5%1.4%12.5%
Congregations3.4%1.7%1.7%1.7%39.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Cerro Gordo County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Cerro Gordo County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Cerro Gordo County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 50
Here:

11.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cerro Gordo County:

26.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.0%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 3$12,786$51,1440$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,094$56,3767$2,130
Police Protection - Officers 16$71,694$53,7712$2,890
Police - Other 6$18,664$37,3281$492
Firefighters 3$11,398$45,59211$14,352
Streets and Highways 9$37,129$49,5051$1,382
Parks and Recreation 2$7,572$45,4328$2,577
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,955$59,4600$0
Water Supply 3$12,640$50,5600$0
Local Libraries 3$9,553$38,21211$6,988
Totals for Government 49$200,485$49,09841$30,811

Clear Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,286,000 ($297.19)
    General - Other: $353,000 ($45.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $233,000 ($30.29)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,265,000 ($164.46)
    General - Other: $1,184,000 ($153.93)
    Regular Highways: $732,000 ($95.16)
    Water Utilities: $495,000 ($64.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $394,000 ($51.22)
    Libraries: $287,000 ($37.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $255,000 ($33.15)
    Financial Administration: $222,000 ($28.86)
    Health - Other: $183,000 ($23.79)
    Sewerage: $123,000 ($15.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $115,000 ($14.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000 ($8.45)
    General Public Buildings: $34,000 ($4.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,000 ($3.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $21,000 ($2.73)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($2.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $120,000 ($15.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $467,000 ($60.71)
    Regular Highways: $265,000 ($34.45)
    Health - Other: $178,000 ($23.14)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($9.62)
    Libraries: $71,000 ($9.23)
    General Public Building: $48,000 ($6.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($4.55)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,000 ($1.17)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.65)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,167,000 ($281.72)

Clear Lake government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $406,000 ($52.78)
    Sewerage: $305,000 ($39.65)
    All Other: $204,000 ($26.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($4.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($2.86)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($75.53)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($8.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $398,000 ($51.74)
    General Revenue, NEC: $352,000 ($45.76)
    Interest Earnings: $184,000 ($23.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $46,000 ($5.98)
    Rents: $31,000 ($4.03)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($1.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $717,000 ($93.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $683,000 ($88.79)
    All Other: $135,000 ($17.55)
  • Tax - Property: $3,570,000 ($464.12)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,039,000 ($135.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000 ($15.99)
    Other License: $86,000 ($11.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000 ($6.11)

Clear Lake government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,923,000 ($640.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,000,000 ($390.02)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,636,000 ($342.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $713,000 ($92.69)

Clear Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,912,000 ($638.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,000 ($6.89)

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Worth County, IA  0.37% ($28,877 average AGI)
from Floyd County, IA  0.35% ($27,452)
from Franklin County, IA  0.24% ($32,548)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.45% ($34,875 average AGI)
to Worth County, IA  0.33% ($36,136)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.30% ($23,870)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clear Lake:

  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRIB (1490 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KRNI (1010 AM; 1 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clear Lake:

  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • K214BA (90.7 FM; MASON CITY, ETC., IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • K223AB (92.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: GREAT COMM. COMMCNS. OF N. IOWA INC)
  • KCMR (97.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: TLC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KUNY (91.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clear Lake:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Clear Lake, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 22
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 59
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8
See more detailed statistics of Clear Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clear Lake)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Clear Lake, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clear Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Clear Lake)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Clear Lake

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clear Lake, IA
Most common first names in Clear Lake, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7476.6 years
Mary5280.9 years
William5074.3 years
Robert4873.0 years
James4872.2 years
Charles3978.9 years
Donald3672.9 years
Ruth3581.7 years
Harold3176.2 years
George3179.8 years
Most common last names in Clear Lake, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3579.2 years
Peterson3380.9 years
Miller3286.6 years
Nelson2978.0 years
Smith2474.9 years
Hansen2377.6 years
Larson1881.8 years
Ashland1879.8 years
Thompson1782.0 years
Anderson1578.9 years
Businesses in Clear Lake, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1Microtel1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Dennys1Taco Bell1
FedEx3U-Haul2
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1Wendy's1

Clear Lake on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance (population 5,000+)"
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  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #101 (50428) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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