Clive, IA


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Living in Clive

Clive is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 17,546 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 87.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clive is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clive who work in management occupations (16.13%), business and financial occupations (12.36%), and sales jobs (11.62%).

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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

If knowledge is power, Clive is a pretty powerful place. 54.86% 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 $47,841, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $191,364 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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