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 91.60% 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 (14.86%), sales jobs (13.32%), and business and financial occupations (12.33%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Clive spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clive, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clive is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.71% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clive in 2010 was $47,025, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,100 for a family of four.

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 Swedish.

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

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