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 $80,580.00.
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 (15.14%), management occupations (12.16%), and sales jobs (8.81%).
Because of many things, Le Claire is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Le Claire a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Le Claire has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
Le Claire is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Le Claire isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 87.85% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Le Claire is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Le Claire ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Le Claire, 41.38% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Le Claire in 2010 was $49,298, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,192 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 Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Le Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.