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Clive
  • Suburb of Des Moines, IA

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Clive is a suburb of Des Moines with a population of 17,246. Clive is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Clive offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clive there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Clive and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Clive are highly rated.

About

About Clive...
Population
17,246

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$284,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$923
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    57.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    22.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    257.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,111.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

Working in Clive

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,268
National
$64,994

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