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Clear Lake, South Dakota

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Welcome to Clear Lake ...

The city of Clear Lake is located in Deuel County and is the County Seat for Deuel County.

A typical abbreviation for Clear Lake: Clear Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Clear Lake has a population of 1,241 people<1> (see below for details).

Clear Lake is 1,790 feet [546 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Clear Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clear Lake is within the boundaries of the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clear Lake had a population of 1,273 people (which is 29.17% of the total population of Deuel County). This makes Clear Lake the county's most populous community.

The population of Clear Lake represents 0.16% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,273 people, the population of Clear Lake decreased 4.64% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,335 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Clear Lake had an population of 1,241 people. This is a decrease of 2.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.04% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clear Lake.

Communities near Clear Lake ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Clear Lake and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017
Astoria   [Map]   134   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brandt   [Map]   105   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Castlewood   [Map]   626   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Estelline   [Map]   736   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gary   [Map]   224   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Goodwin   [Map]   145   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clear Lake.

Communities Also Named Clear Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Clear Lake - they are located in Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Texas (2), Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clear Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clear Lake. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clear Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clear Lake. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clear Lake:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clear Lake ...

Looking for more information about Clear Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clear Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clear Lake.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Clear Lake. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Deuel County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clear Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clear Lake.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clear Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Clear Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clear Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clear Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clear Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clear Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7661, Longitude: -96.6817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clear Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clear Lake.


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