Clare, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 141 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -25.8%
Males: 73  (52.1%)
Females: 68  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50524

Estimated median household income in 2015: $56,177 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Clare:

$56,177
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,522 (it was $13,838 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $65,838 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Clare:

$65,838
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $122,322; Detached houses: $125,628; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,003; In 2-unit structures: $117,122; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,455; Mobile homes: $28,269

Median gross rent in 2015: $384.

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    • 14196.6%White alone
    • 32.1%Black alone
    • 21.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clare: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.1%), American (19.0%), Norwegian (14.3%), Irish (13.1%), Czech (1.2%), English (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/29/1892

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 278 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Clare:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clare city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $720 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $916 (1.4%)

Clare satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (53.2 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (125.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (345.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pioneer, IA (2.3 miles) , Barnum, IA (2.4 miles) , Fort Dodge, IA (3.2 miles ), Badger, IA (3.2 miles ), Moorland, IA (3.2 miles) , Manson, IA (3.2 miles ), Knierim, IA (3.3 miles) , Gilmore City, IA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.59 N, Longitude: 94.34 W

Area code: 515

Clare household income distribution Clare home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+12.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (30%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (51%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (22%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (31%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

Average climate in Clare, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clare-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Clare city center .

On 6/28/1979, a category F4 tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 26 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clare-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 229.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 278.2 miles away from Clare center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 443.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.4 miles away from Clare center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 163.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Clare:

  • FORT DODGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • IOWA HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • GREENLEAF (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF FORT DODGE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)
  • TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; FORT DODGE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clare:

  • Iowa Central Community College (about 10 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,682)
  • Buena Vista University (about 45 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa State University (about 53 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 62 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 72 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 73 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Drake University (about 77 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Library in Clare:

  • CLARE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,540; Location: 119 E FRONT ST; 9,058 books; 75 audio materials; 1,028 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 13 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Clare: Clare (A), Clare Rescue (B), Clare City Community Center (C), Clare City Hall (D), Clare City Library (E), Clare Volunteer Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Clare: Saint Matthew's Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Webster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 3.6%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Iowa average:

10.3

Clare travel time to work - commute Clare mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Clare city (based on Webster County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant9,41429
Evangelical Protestant7,05832
Catholic7,0561
Other8934
Black Protestant1322
None13,460-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Webster County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$13,850
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$129
Sewerage 0$0 1$3,445
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$3,184
Water Supply 0$0 1$3,445
Totals for Government 0$0 13$24,053

Clare government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $18,000 ($127.66)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($113.48)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($92.20)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($78.01)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($70.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($70.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($63.83)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($42.55)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($35.46)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($35.46)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($28.37)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($28.37)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($14.18)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($42.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($106.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($148.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Clare government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($141.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($49.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($49.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,000 ($14.18)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($7.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($106.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $15,000 ($106.38)
    General Support: $3,000 ($21.28)
  • Tax - Property: $72,000 ($510.64)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($56.74)

Clare government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($35.46)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $171,000 ($1212.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $90,000 ($638.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $72,000 ($510.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($63.83)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($35.46)

Clare government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,000 ($113.48)

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Calhoun County, IA  0.34% ($34,979 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  0.33% ($30,652)
from Hamilton County, IA  0.30% ($24,095)


5.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.62% ($45,264 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($48,765)
to Hamilton County, IA  0.27% ($28,684)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clare:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clare:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Clare:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Richard D Hofmann, 130th Street And Hwy 169 North Of Fort Dodge (Lat: 42.605694 Lon: -94.233917), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: 5153523151, Darylc@wccta.Com, 1106 BEEK STREET
  • Richard D Hofmann, 130th Street And Hwy 169 North Of Fort Dodge (Lat: 42.605694 Lon: -94.233917), Type: 60.0, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: 5153523151, Darylc@wccta.Com, 1106 BEEK STREET
  • Chad Doherty, 130th Street And Hwy 169 North Of Fort Dodge (Lat: 42.605694 Lon: -94.233917), Type: 60.0, Structure height: 19187 m, Overall height: 60 m, Registrant: 5153523151, Darylc@wccta.Com, 1106 BEEK STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 Mi N Of Jct C-66 & P29 On P29 (Lat: 42.599972 Lon: -94.345250), Call Sign: KNCW570
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2002, Expiration Date: 02/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2012Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 100 Main St (Lat: 42.608306 Lon: -94.397722), Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WNTB532
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.062 MHz, 928.062 MHzGrant Date: 02/23/2000, Expiration Date: 03/07/2010, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2010Registrant: Phone: (515) 432-8602

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KC0ZY, Licensee ID: L01226330, Grant Date: 12/16/1997, Expiration Date: 12/16/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/16/2007, Certifier: Carole E Brandenburg, Registrant: Carole E Brandenburg, 416 Front St, Clare, IA 50524
  • Call Sign: KC0YMR, Licensee ID: L01192606, Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 09/14/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2007, Certifier: Dennis L Brandenburg, Registrant: Dennis L Brandenburg, 416 Front St, Clare, IA 50524
  • Call Sign: AC0FX, Previous Call Sign: KC0ZY, Licensee ID: L01226330, Grant Date: 12/12/2007, Expiration Date: 12/16/2017, Certifier: Carole E Brandenburg, Registrant: Carole E Brandenburg, 416 Front St, Clare, IA 50524
  • Call Sign: KC0ZYA, Previous Call Sign: KC0YMR, Licensee ID: L01192606, Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 09/14/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2007, Certifier: Dennis L Brandenburg, Registrant: Dennis L Brandenburg, 416 Front St, Clare, IA 50524
  • Call Sign: AC0HQ, Previous Call Sign: KC0ZYA, Licensee ID: L01192606, Grant Date: 09/14/2006, Expiration Date: 09/14/2016, Certifier: Dennis L Brandenburg, Registrant: Dennis L Brandenburg, 416 Front St, Clare, IA 50524

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Clare compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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