Le Claire is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,982 people and two constituent neighborhoods, 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 $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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Le Claire is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Le Claire does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Le Claire citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.