Clearfield, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Clearfield had a population of 323 as of July 1, 2018. Clearfield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Clearfield is located at latitude 40.8006 and longitude -94.4831 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clearfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,260 feet.

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

The City of Clearfield (GNIS ID: 2393552) 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 Clearfield is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clearfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Clearfield, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 323
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 250
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 257
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $49,080
Average Household Income $74,880
Per Capita Income $31,216


Total Housing Units 165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $72,581
Average Home Value $108,824


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -1.41% -0.63%
Households -1.24% -0.59%
Families 0.68% -0.89%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Clearfield, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clearfield to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 579 43rd
Population Density # 824 18th
Diversity Index # 104 90th
Median Household Income # 765 24th
Per Capita Income # 317 69th

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