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Welcome to Clive ...

The city of Clive is primarily located in Polk County<1>. A portion of Clive extends into Dallas County.

The location of Clive has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clive has a population of 17,294 people<3> (see below for details).

Clive was established in 1956.

The community of Clive is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clive lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Clive: (515)

The ZIP code for Clive: 50325<5>

Websites for Clive ...

Official Website: www.ci.clive.ia.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clive had an population of 17,294 people. This is an increase of 11.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clive had a population of 15,447 people. This makes Clive the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Clive represents 0.51% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,447 people, the population of Clive increased 20.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,855 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clive.

Communities Also Named Clive ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Clive - they are located in Alberta and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clive.

Communities near Clive ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clive.

  • Des Moines [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
    • Des Moines [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Clive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 212,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<7>
  • Ankeny [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ankeny
    • Ankeny [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Clive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,068 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ankeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ankeny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ankeny<7>
  • Johnston [Polk County]
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    • Johnston [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Clive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,092 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston<7>
  • Altoona [Polk County]
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    • Altoona [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Clive
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwalk [Warren County]
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      • Norwalk [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwalk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwalk<7>
    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
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      • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<7>
    • Bondurant [Polk County]
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      • Bondurant [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondurant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondurant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bondurant<7>
    • Adel [Dallas County]
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      • Adel [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,607 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel<7>
    • Polk City [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk City
      • Polk City [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polk City<7>
    • Carlisle [Warren County]
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      • Carlisle [Warren County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Clive
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clive. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clive.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clive. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clive.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clive. See our Newspapers Page for Clive.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clive ...

Looking for more information about Clive? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clive, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clive.

Adding Clive to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clive in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clive was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Clive on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clive on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clive: www.ci.clive.ia.us/

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clive.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clive - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Clive). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clive or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clive) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clive. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CliveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clive. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6145, Longitude: -93.7970       In this case, the coordinates for Clive have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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