Clarinda, IA


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Clarinda is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,418 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clarinda is the 67th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Clarinda was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clarinda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clarinda is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarinda who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), management occupations (10.62%), and teaching (9.14%).

One of the benefits of Clarinda is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.89 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, Clarinda is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.48% of adults 25 and older in Clarinda have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clarinda in 2010 was $21,445, which is low income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,780 for a family of four. However, Clarinda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Clarinda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarinda residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clarinda include Irish, English, Swedish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Clarinda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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