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Clive welcome sign
Location of Clive in Iowa
|Coordinates: 41°36′28″N 93°46′51″WCoordinates: 41°36′28″N 93°46′51″W|
|Incorporated (city)||August 18, 1956|
|- Mayor||Scott Cirksena|
|- Total||7.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)|
|- Land||7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)|
|- Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 1.5%|
|Elevation||833 ft (254 m)|
|- Rank||25th in Iowa|
|- Density||1,778.7/sq mi (686.5/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|- Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0455485|
Clive is a city in Dallas and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 Census the population is at 15,447. It is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clive is known for its outstanding Greenbelt Park and trail system running through the entire community. Considered “Distinct By Nature” the community offers a high quality of life for its residents through its recreation offerings and one of the most recognized Public Art Programs in the state. Clive serves as the axis of the western Des Moines suburbs, being located between Urbandale and West Des Moines along the major transportation corridors of I-35, I-80 and I-235.
Clive was platted in 1882 but did not incorporate as a city until August 18, 1956. While the exact origin of the city’s name is unknown, it is believed to have been named after Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive.
In its early days, Clive was a coal mining town and a railroad shipping point along the St. Louis-Des Moines Northern Railway. The railroad depot, which dates back from 1882, has been restored while the neighboring Swanson House, dating back from 1911, serves as the headquarters for the Clive Historical Society.
After incorporation in 1956, Clive has served as a mostly residential suburb of Des Moines, and the city has grown in both land area and population since then. Most of Clive’s businesses are located along 86th Street, Hickman Road (which forms most of the boundary with Urbandale), and University Avenue (which forms the boundary with West Des Moines). Clive has been part of the West Des Moines School District since 1962; the portion of Clive that is in Dallas County is part of the Waukee School District.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (19 km2), of which, 7.2 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.50%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,855 people, 4,752 households, and 3,630 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,778.7 people per square mile (686.5/km²). There were 4,902 housing units at an average density of 678.3 per square mile (261.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.05% White, 1.24% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.25% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.59% of the population.
There were 4,752 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $74,127, and the median income for a family was $90,863. Males had a median income of $59,444 versus $34,533 for females. Theper capita income for the city was $40,053. About 1.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.
Arts and culture
- ^ United States Geological Survey. “Geographic Names Information System Detail Report”. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
- ^ Iowa Data Center. “Population Estimates and Rankings for Population, Numerical Change, and Percent Change for Iowa’s Incorporated Places: 2000-2006″. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
- ^ a b Clive Historical Society. “Clive History”. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
- ^ Henning, Barbara Beving Long; Patrice K. Beam (2003). Des Moines and Polk County: Flag on the Prairie. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. ISBN 1-892724-34-0.
- ^ Clive Historical Society. “Swanson House”. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
- ^ “US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990″. United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ “American FactFinder”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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