Clive, IA
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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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

In Clive, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Clive is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clive. 54.86% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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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