Le Claire is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 3,969 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 $88,045.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Le Claire who work in office and administrative support (13.53%), teaching (11.56%), and management occupations (11.01%).
Also of interest is that Le Claire has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Being a small city, Le Claire does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Le Claire is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.26% of adults in Le Claire have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Le Claire in 2010 was $47,045, which is wealthy relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,180 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 German, Irish, English, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Le Claire is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.