Clive, Iowa

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Clive, Iowa
City
Clive welcome sign
Clive welcome sign
Location of Clive in Iowa
Location of Clive in Iowa
Coordinates: 41°36′N 93°47′W / 41.600°N 93.783°W / 41.600; -93.783Coordinates: 41°36′N 93°47′W / 41.600°N 93.783°W / 41.600; -93.783
Country  United States
State  Iowa
Counties Polk, Dallas
Settled 1882
Incorporated (city) August 18, 1956
Government
 • Mayor Scott Cirksena
Area[1]
 • Total 7.71 sq mi (19.97 km2)
 • Land 7.59 sq mi (19.66 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)  1.56%
Elevation[2] 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)[3] [4]
 • Total 15,447
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 16,220
 • Rank 25th in Iowa
 • Density 2,035.2/sq mi (785.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50325
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-14520
GNIS feature ID 0455485
Website www.cityofclive.com

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 MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clive is known for its outstanding Greenbelt Park and trail system running through the entire community. 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.

History[edit]

Restored railroad depot in Clive

Clive was platted in 1882 but did not incorporate as a city until August 18, 1956.[6] While the exact origin of the city's name is unknown, it is believed to have been named after Robert Clive.[7]

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.[8]

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;[6] the portion of Clive that is in Dallas County is part of the Waukee School District.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.71 square miles (19.97 km2), of which, 7.59 square miles (19.66 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1960 752 —    
1970 3,005 +299.6%
1980 6,064 +101.8%
1990 7,462 +23.1%
2000 12,855 +72.3%
2010 15,447 +20.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 15,447 people, 5,754 households, and 4,321 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,035.2 inhabitants per square mile (785.8 /km2). There were 6,077 housing units at an average density of 800.7 per square mile (309.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.1% White, 2.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.0% Asian, 3.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

There were 5,754 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.9% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] 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.

Age spread: 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. The per 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[edit]

Linnan Park during Clive After Five

Clive is known for the popular "Clive After Five" concerts that the local Jaycees have held at Linnan Park since 1985. The concerts are held on Fridays during the summer months.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ United States Geological Survey. "Geographic Names Information System Detail Report". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  6. ^ a b Clive Historical Society. "Clive History". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Clive Historical Society. "Swanson House". Retrieved 2007-06-10. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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