Clear Lake (town), Wisconsin

Coordinates: 45°14′56″N 92°12′55″W / 45.24889°N 92.21528°W / 45.24889; -92.21528
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Clear Lake is a town in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 800 at the 2000 census. The Village of Clear Lake is located within the town.


Location of Clear Lake (town), Wisconsin
Location of Clear Lake (town), Wisconsin

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.6 square miles (89.6 km2), of which, 34.5 square miles (89.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 800 people, 276 households, and 211 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.2 people per square mile (8.9/km2). There were 290 housing units at an average density of 8.4 per square mile (3.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.62% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 276 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,542, and the median income for a family was $52,885. Males had a median income of $33,068 versus $20,588 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,009. About 3.2% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

45°14′56″N 92°12′55″W / 45.24889°N 92.21528°W / 45.24889; -92.21528