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Clear Lake, Texas
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Located in: Collin County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Clear Lk.

Time Zone: Clear Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Elevation: 530 feet [161.54 m] above sea level<1>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<2>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Clear Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0782, Longitude: -96.4953     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clear Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   33° 4' 41"
Lon:   -96° 29' 43"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<3>   Lavon

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Clear Lake

GNIS ID:   1378127
FIPS State / Place Code:   48 / 15304

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Clear Lake)

About Collin County

The community of McKinney is the County Seat for Collin County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Collin)


2016:<4>     939,585   (20.1% increase since 2010)  
2010:     782,341   (59.1% increase since 2000)
2000:     491,675

Total Area:<5>   886 sq. miles [2,295 km²]   - of which 5.06% is water (44.88 sq. miles [116.2 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   300,960

Official Website:   www.co.collin.tx.us/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Collin

GNIS ID:   1383828
FIPS State / County Code:   48 / 085

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Clear Lake)

About Texas

From the US Census


2016:     27,862,596   (10.81% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,145,561   (20.59% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,851,820

Websites for State of Texas

Official Website:   www.texas.gov/
Tourism:   www.traveltex.com/
Parks:   tpwd.texas.gov/
Fishing:   tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/
Hunting:   tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Texas

GNIS ID:   1779801
FIPS State:   48

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Clear Lake)

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The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.tx.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Clear Lake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<3>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Clear Lake.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Clear Lake. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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