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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Clearwater is a town in Kansas with a population of 2,608. Clearwater is in Sedgwick County. Living in Clearwater offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Clearwater and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clearwater are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$732
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    316.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,344.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Clearwater

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,455
National
$55,322
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Clearwater Reviews

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It's a pretty standard small town, about 15-20 minutes from Wichita.
Pros: Virtually no crime, quiet, very affordable, schools are good, and people tend to be friendly (though some can be ignorant and judgmental, as previous reviews have noted).
Cons: Almost no diversity (if you're white, Christian, and conservative, you'll love it here), little job opportunities and things to do since it's so small and rural, and the longer commute can get tiring after awhile.
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Small towns are nice, but they come with their own problems. This isn't the place to live if you value privacy. Since everyone knows everyone, anyone they don't know is considered untrustworthy until they are known. If there is juicy gossip, it spreads like wildfire regardless of whether or not it is true. There has even been an occasion where a prominent member of the community sent mass-mailings to the town anonymously to badmouth another resident. So yeah, that's the kind of small town Clearwater is. There is low crime, low opportunities for local employment, limited opportunities for kids in the school district, and virtually no diversity.
I love the fact that it is a tight knit community. This is a town where you wave at one another, even if you don't know them! Everyone is very polite, and would most likely help you with whatever you need.