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Clear Lake is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Clear Lake. For links to other places called Clear Lake, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clear Lake is 39.830N. The longitude is -89.543W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,155.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clear Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62520 ZIP code.
30% of Clear Lake residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clear Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clear Lake was $21,889, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Clear Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clear Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,041.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clear Lake political report.
The average commute time for Clear Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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