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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.
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.
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.
56% of Clive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,537.
Libraries in Clive include Clive Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clive political report.
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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