Le Claire, IA
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Le Claire, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Le Claire, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Le Claire’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Le Claire does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 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.

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.

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.

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