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.
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 (15.14%), management occupations (12.16%), and sales jobs (8.81%).
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.
Le Claire is a very car-oriented city. 87.85% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Le Claire is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Le Claire has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
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.