Clear Lake, South Dakota Population 2024

1,250

Clear Lake is a city located in Deuel County South Dakota. Clear Lake has a 2024 population of 1,250. It is also the county seat of Deuel County.Clear Lake is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 2.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,219 in 2020.

The average household income in Clear Lake is $73,591 with a poverty rate of 7.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clear Lake is 46.9 years, 42 years for males, and 53.4 years for females.

Clear Lake Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clear Lake was:

  • White: 97.71%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Native American: 0.46%
  • Black or African American: 0.08%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
404.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.54% (31)
The current population of Clear Lake, South Dakota is 1,250 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,219.

Clear Lake, South Dakota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,28097.71%
Two or more races231.76%
Native American60.46%
Black or African American10.08%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Clear Lake Population by Race

Clear Lake Population Pyramid 2024

Clear Lake Median Age

46.9

Total

42

Male

53.4

Female

Clear Lake Adults

There are 1,038 adults, (392 of whom are seniors) in Clear Lake.

Clear Lake Age Dependency

102.8

Age Dependency Ratio

60.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clear Lake Sex Ratio

Female64148.93%
Male66951.07%

Clear Lake Population by Age

Clear Lake Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5602.2472.327.7
Married2632.9780.219.8
Non Family2121.0859.940.1
Male5431000
Female312.5541.958.1
showing: 5 rows

2.82

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clear Lake Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clear Lake Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.61%.

Clear Lake Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,333

Average Earnings

$52,727

Average Male

$36,250

Average Female

Clear Lake Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clear Lake Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clear Lake Language

99.05% of Clear Lake residents speak only English, while 0.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

Clear Lake Language

Clear Lake Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,224988.01%
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7.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.46%

Male Poverty Rate

7.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clear Lake

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clear Lake is White, with 8.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clear Lake is White, with 8.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 11.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.75%.

Clear Lake Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.25%
Some College4.5%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%
High School1.18%
showing: 4 rows

Clear Lake Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.68%
Male Employed2.23%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Clear Lake Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clear Lake Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clear Lake Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clear Lake Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clear Lake Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clear Lake Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clear Lake Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

104

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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Clear Lake Veterans by War

count

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Clear Lake Veterans by Age

count

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Clear Lake Veterans by Race

Clear Lake Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clear Lake Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

0.7%

Unemployment Rate

Clear Lake Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clear Lake Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clear Lake Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

53.74%

Born in Clear Lake

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Clear Lake residents were born in the United States, with 53.74% having been born in South Dakota. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Clear Lake Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,315131%
20281,302131.01%
20271,289131.02%
20261,276131.03%
20251,263131.04%
20241,250131.05%
20231,237131.06%
20221,224131.07%
20211,211-8-0.66%
20201,219-40-3.18%
20191,25950.4%
20181,25470.56%
20171,247191.55%
20161,228-23-1.84%
20151,25120.16%
20141,24910.08%
20131,248-23-1.81%
20121,271-2-0.16%
20111,27320.16%
20101,271
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Clear Lake Population by Year