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Clear Lake is a city in Cerro Gordo County, in the Mason City metro area.

The latitude of Clear Lake is 43.138N. The longitude is -93.379W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,977.


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Median household income
Local
$35,097
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clear Lake demographic reports
Clear Lake received national attention for 1959 plane crash killing Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson. They died after giving their last performance here.
Local festivals include:
  • Color the Wind Kite Festival - Feb. 17, 2007
  • Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival - July 6-8, 2007
  • Harvest Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Iowa Storytelling Festival - July 27-28, 2007
  • Lakeside DixieFest - July 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Clear Lake web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Clear Lake State Park, McIntosh Woods State Park
Clear Lake attractions: Lady of the Lake riverboat
Historic sites and museums: Clear Lake Fire Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clear Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cerro Gordo 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 50428 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

35% of Clear Lake residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $20,213, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Clear Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Clear Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.


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Libraries in Clear Lake include Clear Lake Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clear Lake include Clear Lake Mirror Reporter

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Cerro Gordo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clear Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Clear Lake workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Clear Lake include Americinn Motel, Heartland Inn, Microtel Inn, Super 8.

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