Le Claire is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 4,708 people and just one neighborhood, Le Claire is the 103rd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Le Claire was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Le Claire economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Le Claire, where the median household income is $72,490.00.
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.
Unlike some cities, Le Claire isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Le Claire are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Le Claire is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Le Claire who work in management occupations (14.72%), teaching (13.87%), and office and administrative support (11.56%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Le Claire is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Le Claire’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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 education level of Le Claire citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.94% of adults in Le Claire have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Le Claire in 2018 was $38,315, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,260 for a family of four. However, Le Claire contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Le Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Le Claire are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.6% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 43.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.3%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Le Claire, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (3.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.