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Welcome to Le Claire ...

The city of Le Claire is located in Scott County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Le Claire, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Le Claire has a population of 3,969 people<2> (see below for details).

Le Claire is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Le Claire is located in the (563) area code.

The ZIP code for Le Claire: 52753<4>

Websites for Le Claire ...

Official Website: www.leclaireiowa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Le Claire had an population of 3,969 people. This is an increase of 5.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 39.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Le Claire had a population of 3,765 people. This makes Le Claire the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Le Claire represents 0.12% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,765 people, the population of Le Claire increased 32.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,847 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Le Claire.

Communities near Le Claire ...

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

  • Davenport
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Moline
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moline
    • Moline is located in Rock Island County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,065 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moline <5>
  • Rock Island
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bettendorf
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Clinton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • East Moline
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Moline have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Moline
    • East Moline is located in Rock Island County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,473 people
  • Silvis
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silvis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silvis
    • Silvis is located in Rock Island County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,473 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silvis <5>
  • Eldridge
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Geneseo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneseo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneseo
    • Geneseo is located in Henry County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,505 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneseo <5>
  • De Witt
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)

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 Le Claire. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Le Claire.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Le Claire. 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 Le Claire.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Le Claire ...

Looking for more information about Le Claire? 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 Le Claire, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Le Claire.

Adding Le Claire to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Le Claire was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Le Claire.

The official website for Le Claire: www.leclaireiowa.org/

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyiowa.com/

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 Scott, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Le Claire.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Le Claire - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Le Claire). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Le Claire or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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