Le Claire is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,974 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Le Claire is the 103rd largest community in Iowa. Le Claire has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Le Claire, where the median household income is $77,127.00.
Le Claire real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Le Claire house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Le Claire is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Le Claire is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Le Claire who work in office and administrative support (17.06%), sales jobs (13.02%), and management occupations (11.00%).
Of important note, Le Claire is also a city of artists. Le Claire has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Le Claire’s character.
In addition, Le Claire 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.
Because of many things, Le Claire is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Le Claire really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Le Claire perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Le Claire doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Le Claire is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.12% of adults in Le Claire have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Le Claire in 2010 was $46,805, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,220 for a family of four.
The people who call Le Claire home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Le Claire residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Le Claire include Irish, English, Polish, and Czech.
The most common language spoken in Le Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.