Clear Lake

At-a-glance facts about residents, households, and workforce. Data are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau. When a data point is missing or considered unreliable, it will be labeled suppressed. Refer to “Notes about the data” below for more detail.

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Demographics (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total population 1,226 Population Estimates, 2016 [1]
White non-Hispanic1,292 98.9%
Of Colorsuppressed
American Indianless than 1%
Hispanic (any race)suppressed
Some other racesuppressed
Two or more racessuppressed
Population by age
Under 564 4.9%
5 to 17231 17.7%
18 to 64689 52.7%
65+322 24.7%
Median age45.6
Population by gender
Female663 50.8%
Male643 49.2%
Aging (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population (65+)262
Individuals with one or more disabilities (65+)124 47.3%
Economy (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Median household income$51,350
Population for whom poverty status is determined1,239 [2]
In poverty90 7.3%
Under 5suppressed
5 to 17suppressed
18 to 6450 7.3%
Health (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Total civilian, non-institutionalized population1,239
Individuals without health insurance81 6.5%
Individuals with one or more disabilities233 18.8%
Housing (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs66 12.0%
Cost burdened owners44 10.9%
Cost burdened renters22 15.0%
Homeownership rate405 70.7%
White non-Hispanic405 70.7%
Of Colorsuppressed
Immigration (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Foreign bornless than 1%
Speaks language other than Englishsuppressed
Speaks English less than very wellsuppressed
Transportation (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Commute time 30 minutes or longer98 15.1%
Workforce (American Community Survey, 2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working, 16-64 84.2%
Total adult population (25+)934
Less than high school112 12.0%
High school or equivalent351 37.6%
Some college or associate's degree298 31.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher173 18.5%

Notes about the data

[1] The population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates program provides the most current snapshot of population for cities of this size. This estimate should be used for population counts. The American Community Survey (ACS) population counts are used to determine the share of the population for characteristics sourced from the ACS.

[2]Poverty status is determined for all people except institutionalized people, people in military group quarters, people in college dormitories, and unrelated individuals under 15 years old. These groups are excluded from the numerator and denominator when calculating poverty rates.

suppressed indicates that data were suppressed. Data have been suppressed when there were fewer than 10 people or units in a category, the percentage estimate is less than 1%, or the error margins were greater than 70% of the estimate of a numeric value (such as median income). Large error margins occur when too few people or households were in the survey sample, making the data unreliable.