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Time Zone: Clearwater County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bagley is the Seat for Clearwater County.

Clearwater County was founded in 1902 and was created by taking area from BeltramiCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Clearwater had a population of 8,242 people. This is a decrease of 2.15% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,423 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Clearwater represented 0.17% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 75th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,695+3.23%+5.5% since 2009
20098,242-2.15% 
20088,246-2.1%+0.17% since 2007
20078,232-2.27% 
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20008,423The Last Census

More information can be found on the Clearwater County Census Page for Clearwater County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Clearwater County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Clearwater County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Bagley   1,2831,2353.89% increase  
Clearbrook   5315513.63% decrease  
Gonvick   2872942.38% decrease  
Shevlin   1551603.13% decrease  
North Clearwater   84851.18% decrease  

Websites for Clearwater County

Official Website:   www.co.clearwater.mn.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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