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The City of Clarion had a population of 2,777 as of July 1, 2016. Clarion ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Clarion is located at latitude 42.7322 and longitude -93.7294 in Wright County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarion (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wright County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Clarion (GNIS ID: 2393535) 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 Clarion is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wright County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarion 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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Clarion, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,777
Population in Households 2,708
Population in Familes 2,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 853
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 1,149
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 774 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 375 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 183 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $88,636
Average Home Value $104,140


Median Household Income $43,734
Average Household Income $61,964
Per Capita Income $26,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.41%
Households -0.49% -0.47%
Families -0.52% -0.53%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Clarion, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarion 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 # 124 88th
Population Density1 # 398 61st
Diversity Index2 # 38 96th
Median Household Income # 822 19th
Per Capita Income # 581 43rd

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