Website: www.clearwatercity.com

Population, Households, and Median Income
The City of Clearwater has a population of 1,735 with 762 housing units.  The median income is $41,696.

Clearwater is located at the extreme northern tip of Wright County, near the junction of the Clearwater and Mississippi River on I-94 about 15 miles east of the St. Cloud metropolitan area and 30 miles west of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Development Incentives:
The Clearwater EDA can assist your business with the following incentives: tax abatement, TIF, Growth Incentive Program & Wright County Revolving Loan fund.

General Contact Information:
Annita Smythe, City Administrator, Clerk, Treasurer
320-558-2428, option 3

City of Clearwater
605 County road 75, P.O. Box 9, Clearwater, MN  55320

Community Amenities:

  • Five city parks
  • Lions Park
  • Sportsmans Park/Ballfield
  • Spring Street Park
  • Riverside Park
  • Eldorado Park
  • River Country Bike Trail (connects three city parks)
  • Wright County Wayside Rest overlooking the Clearwater River
  • Scenic and Natural Area located at the confluence of the Mississippi and
  • Clearwater Rivers
  • Designer 18-hole disc golf course
  • Clear Waters Outfitting, provides daily canoe, kayak, stand-up-paddle


  • Municipal Water and Sewer
  • Electricity on northern side of I-94 is Xcel, on the southern side of I-94 is
  • Wright Hennepin.
  • Natural gas is through Xcel.
  • Internet with HughesNet Gen 5

Major Employers:

  • Clearwater Travel Plaza
  • T.O. Plastics
  • Coborn’s Grocery Store.