Clive, IA
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Clive is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 17,419 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clive is the 25th largest community in Iowa.

Clive real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Clive house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Clive is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.11% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clive is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clive who work in management occupations (15.22%), sales jobs (12.76%), and business and financial occupations (11.89%).

Also of interest is that Clive has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Clive is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Clive is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clive a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Clive has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clive’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Clive is a pretty powerful place. 56.61% of the adults in Clive have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Clive in 2010 was $48,746, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,984 for a family of four.

Clive is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clive home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clive residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clive include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Clive is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

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