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Overview

Introduction to Clarinda, Iowa

Clarinda, Iowa, in Page county, is located 56 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center) and 59 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska.

Clarinda History

Clarinda was established in 1851 and was named in honor of Clarinda Buck, who according to a legend carried water to the surveyors during the first survey of Page County. An internment camp was built in Clarinda at the time of World War II. The German prisoners first arrived in the Camp Clarinda in 1945. They were followed by the Italian and Japanese prisoners.

Clarinda and nearby Attractions

  • Nodaway Valley Historical Museum
  • Jessie Field Shambaugh State Historical Marker
  • Clarinda City Park
  • Viking Lake State Park

Things To Do In Clarinda

Tourists in Clarinda can visit the Glenn Miller Birthplace Home, who was a pioneer in music during the Big Band era. One can also visit the numerous parks such as Foster Park and the Clarinda City Park. The Valley Historical Museum is also a popular site to visit. One can take a look around the Page County 4 - H Fairgrounds. The Glenn Miller Festival and the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree are some of the festivals that are celebrated in the City of Clarinda.

Clarinda Transportation

Rosecrans Memorial Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Clarinda Higher Education

Higher education institutes that are nearest to the city of Clarinda include the Northwest Missouri State University, Iowa Western Community College, Bellevue University, and Missouri Western State College.

People

Total Population 5,476
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,268
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,656
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $504
Median House Value $80,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 12%

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

Clarinda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Page
Standard Zip Codes 51632
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.741
Longitude -95.038

Clarinda 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 CLARINDA
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station MARYVILLE 2 E
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches
Station CONCEPTION
Distance 38.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Braddyville 154 $51,667
Coin 213 $50,357
College Springs 223 $36,250

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

Clarinda Public Libraries

Library
Clarinda Public Library
300 N 16TH STREET
Clarinda, Iowa
(712) 542-2416

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Clarinda Hospitals

CLARINDA REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER
(Government - Local)
823 SOUTH 17TH
(712) 542-2176
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clarinda High Schools

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CLARINDA HIGH SCHOOL
100 N. CARDINAL DRIVE
712-542-5167
Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

CLARINDA ACADEMY
1820 N 16TH
712-542-3103
Serves 172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL CLARINDA COMM. SCHOOL
423 E. NODAWAY STREET
712-542-5165
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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