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The City of Clare had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2021. Clare ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clare is located at latitude 42.5872 and longitude -94.3455 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clare encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Clare 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 Clare is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.

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Clare, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 136 (100%)
Population in Households 136 (100.0%)
Population in Families 121 (89.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 269
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $66,070
Average Household Income $93,958
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $36,606
Wealth Index5 120


Total HU (Housing Units) 73 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $161,111
Average Home Value $209,821
Housing Affordability Index3 267


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.63% -0.45%
Households -0.42% -0.32%
Families 1.41% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.36%

Clare, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clare to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 807 20th
Population Density # 813 19th
Median Household Income # 336 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 718 71st
Per Capita Income # 204 80th
Diversity Index # 436 57th

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