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Clearwater is a city in Wright County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for its location on the Clearwater River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Clearwater. For links to other places called Clearwater, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clearwater is 45.419N. The longitude is -94.048W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 965 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,017.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clearwater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wright County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55320 ZIP code.
39% of Clearwater residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clearwater ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clearwater was $17,325, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Clearwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clearwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $848.
Wright County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clearwater political report.
The average commute time for Clearwater workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Clearwater include Budget Inn.
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