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Location of Clearbrookwithin Clearwater County, Minnesota
Location of Clearbrook
within Clearwater County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Clearwater
Incorporated June 15, 1918
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,348 ft (411 m)
 • Total 518
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,061.10/sq mi (409.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-11746
GNIS feature ID 0641310

Clearbrook is a city in Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 518 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2), all land.

Main routes include Minnesota State Highway 92, Tower Street, Main Street, and Clearwater County Roads 4, 5, and 74.


A post office called Clearbrook has been in operation since 1910. The city was named for a small brook near the original town site.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 310
1930 401 29.4%
1940 425 6.0%
1950 539 26.8%
1960 650 20.6%
1970 599 −7.8%
1980 579 −3.3%
1990 560 −3.3%
2000 551 −1.6%
2010 518 −6.0%
2019 (est.) 521 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 518 people, 250 households, and 120 families living in the city. The population density was 1,057.1 inhabitants per square mile (408.1/km2). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 571.4 per square mile (220.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 3.9% Native American, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 250 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 26.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 50.8 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 33.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.2% male and 56.8% female.



One of the notable local industries is the cultivation of wild rice, with cultivated paddies north of Clearbrook. Clearbrook also has large rice processing plant, owned by Riviana Foods.

Oil pipeline

Clearbrook has a significant oil pipeline junction between the Enbridge Pipeline - Lakehead (U.S. Mainline) system, Minnesota Pipe Line, and North Dakota Pipeline Company system.


Clearbrook is the home of Clearbrook-Gonvick High School.

Notable people

Clearbrook is the birthplace, home, and final resting place of Wes Westrum, a major league baseball catcher and manager. Westrum was on the cover of the first edition of Sports Illustrated on August 16, 1954. It is the hometown of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, members of the indie rock group Low.

See also

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