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Le Claire, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Le Claire had a population of 4,281 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Le Claire is located at latitude 41.5956 and longitude -90.377 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Le Claire (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Le Claire (GNIS ID: 2395653) 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 Le Claire is located within Township of Le Claire, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Le Claire population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Le Claire: Leclaire, LeClare.

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Le Claire, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,281
Daytime Population: Workers 895
Daytime Population: Residents 1,943
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,838
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 4,281
Population in Familes 3,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 917
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $78,340
Average Household Income $110,090
Per Capita Income $43,186


Total Housing Units 1,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,390 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $244,268
Average Home Value $277,035


Total Households 1,682
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,205
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.79% 0.94%
Households 1.59% 0.82%
Families 1.41% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Le Claire, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Le Claire to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 93 91st
Population Density # 350 65th
Diversity Index # 266 74th
Median Household Income # 39 96th
Per Capita Income # 15 99th

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