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People

Total Population 2,788
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,118
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,298
% Above Poverty Level 81.8%
% Below Poverty Level 18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $624
Median House Value $74,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clarion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles N of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Wright
Standard Zip Codes 50525
Company Zip Codes 50526
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.731
Longitude -93.732

Clarion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLARION
Distance 0.1 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33 inches
Station BRITT
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clarion, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cornelia (50525)

Holmes (50525)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belmond 2,438 $60,658
Dows 453 $42,266
Eagle Grove 3,483 $66,175
Goldfield 658 $44,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clarion Public Libraries

Library
Clarion Public Library
302 N MAIN ST
Clarion, Iowa
(515) 532-3673

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Clarion Hospitals

WRIGHT MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
1316 SOUTH MAIN STREET
(515) 532-2811
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clarion High Schools

CLARION-GOLDFIELD HS
1111 WILLOW DR
515-532-2895
Serves 301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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