Clearfield, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 357 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 167  (46.8%)
Females: 190  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  50.7 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50840.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,221 (it was $23,203 in 2000)
Clearfield:

$33,221
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,044 (it was $13,810 in 2000)

Clearfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,364 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Clearfield:

$48,364
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $50,156; Detached houses: $48,772; Mobile homes: $59,611

Median gross rent in 2012: $479.

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Clearfield races chart
  • White alone - 349 (96.1%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)

Races in Clearfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clearfield: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (17.4%), United States (14.2%), Irish (12.8%), Czech (5.3%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/16/1882

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 0.81 square miles.

Population density: 442 people per square mile   (low).

Clearfield,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Clearfield:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clearfield city:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.5%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Clearfield, Iowa as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clearfield to the number of sex offenders is 356 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $573 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.1%)

Clearfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (70.5 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (86.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (360.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Diagonal, IA (2.7 miles ), Lenox, IA (2.7 miles ), Conway, IA (2.9 miles) , Sharpsburg, IA (2.9 miles) , Benton, IA (3.0 miles) , Maloy, IA (3.0 miles) , Kent, IA (3.3 miles) , Delphos, IA (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $69,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 94.48 W

Area code: 641

Clearfield household income distribution Clearfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Clearfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Clearfield, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clearfield-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Clearfield city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 17.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clearfield-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 386.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from Clearfield center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 375.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 365.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from Clearfield center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clearfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Clearfield:

  • CLEARVIEW HOME (202 NORTH JEFFERSON)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Clearfield:

  • LENOX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LENOX, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • MOUNT AYR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • RINGGOLD COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; MOUNT AYR, IA)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)

Amtrak station near Clearfield:

  • 19 miles: CRESTON (PINE & ADAMS STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clearfield:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 38 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 71 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 74 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 77 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 78 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Highland Community College (about 78 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Bellevue University (about 80 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

Public elementary/middle school in Clearfield:

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Library in Clearfield:

  • CLEARFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,194; Location: 401 BROADWAY SUITE 200; 7,323 books; 58 audio materials; 28 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Clearfield: Clearfield Public Library (A), Clearfield Fire Department (B), Clearfield City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clearfield include: Clearfield Christian Church (A), Area Bible Fellowship Church (B), Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Taylor 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 2012: 21.7%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
31 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
37 people in nursing homes in 2000

Clearfield compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with branches in Clearfield (2011 data):

  • State Savings Bank: Clearfield Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1936/02/06. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $85.8 mil, Deposits: $77.0 mil, headquarters in Creston, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Bedford Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Clearfield city (based on Taylor County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.42%
Here: 58.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents34.0%17.6%14.0%10.1%7.6%
Congregations21.4%3.6%10.7%14.3%10.7%
NameCatholic ChurchMissionary ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.3%2.5%1.6%1.3%3.9%
Congregations7.1%3.6%3.6%3.6%21.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Taylor County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
Iowa:

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

15.4%
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 2$1,499
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$693
Sewerage 1$2,568$30,8160$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$507
Totals for Government 1$2,568$30,8166$2,699

Clearfield government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $205,000 ($574.23)
    Sewerage: $61,000 ($170.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($162.46)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($134.45)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($112.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($92.44)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($33.61)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($16.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($8.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($5.60)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($5.60)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($5.60)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($2.80)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($2.80)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($19.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $22,000 ($61.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $60,000 ($168.07)

Clearfield government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $51,000 ($142.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($128.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $34,000 ($95.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($30.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $12,000 ($33.61)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($33.61)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($25.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($5.60)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $219,000 ($613.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $26,000 ($72.83)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($173.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,000 ($33.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($8.40)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.80)

Clearfield government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000 ($507.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $168,000 ($470.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,000 ($36.41)

Clearfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $505,000 ($1414.57)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
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 Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clearfield:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clearfield:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJJC (107.1 FM; OSCEOLA, IA; Owner: THOMAS H. BURKE, RECEIVER FOR LIFESTYLE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: SPEARS DOUG AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6648Z , Serial Number: 776, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1991
    Registrant (Corporation): Dominic Wurster Inc, 1773 Yellowstone Ave, Clearfield, IA 50840

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Clearfield

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clearfield, IA
Most common first names in Clearfield, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John883.4 years
Paul667.3 years
Gladys684.4 years
James679.7 years
Grace583.7 years
Mary582.8 years
Helen585.6 years
Walter582.8 years
Raymond576.4 years
Ruth488.0 years
Most common last names in Clearfield, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey1384.6 years
Stephens877.9 years
Larsen877.3 years
Brott778.2 years
Lyddon685.1 years
Brown679.5 years
England668.3 years
Gaule580.6 years
Huffman577.8 years
Mcmath580.8 years

Clearfield on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
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