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Clive is a city in Polk County, in the Des Moines metro area. (The community straddles Polk and Dallas counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community is believed named for Robert Clive, British general

The latitude of Clive is 41.603N. The longitude is -93.723W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 833 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,671.


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Median household income
Local
$74,127
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clive demographic reports
Early railroad and coal mining area
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clive demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50311 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Clive residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clive ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clive was $40,053, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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56% of Clive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,537.


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Libraries in Clive include Clive Public Library ... View libraries

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Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clive political report.

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The average commute time for Clive workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clive between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Clive include Best Western Clive Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites Des Moines West, Courtyard by Marriott, Heartland Inn, Wildwood Lodge.

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