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Clive, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Clive had a population of 18,109 as of July 1, 2016. Clive ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clive is located at latitude 41.6132 and longitude -93.7979 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clive (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Clive are located in Polk County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Dallas County.

The City of Clive (GNIS ID: 2393573) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clive is located within Township of Walnut, a minor civil division (MCD) of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clive population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clive, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,109
Population in Households 18,102
Population in Familes 15,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,385
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 6,589
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 5,006
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,963 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,134 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,455 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $258,796
Average Home Value $308,320


Median Household Income $105,616
Average Household Income $128,804
Per Capita Income $46,238
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.58% 2.33%
Households 2.2% 2.1%
Families 2.39% 2.15%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clive, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clive to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 98th
Population Density1 # 11 99th
Diversity Index2 # 43 96th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 5 100th

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