Clarion, Iowa Population 2024

2,687

Clarion is a city located in Wright County Iowa. Clarion has a 2024 population of 2,687. It is also the county seat of Wright County.Clarion is currently declining at a rate of -1.14% annually and its population has decreased by -4.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,804 in 2020.

The average household income in Clarion is $68,872 with a poverty rate of 14.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clarion is 47.4 years, 47.5 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Clarion Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clarion was:

  • White: 87.82%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Other race: 4.5%
  • Asian: 0.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.18%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
798.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.17% (-117)
The current population of Clarion, Iowa is 2,687 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,804.

Clarion, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,45887.82%
Two or more races1896.75%
Other race1264.5%
Asian210.75%
Black or African American50.18%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clarion Population by Race

Clarion Population Pyramid 2024

Clarion Median Age

47.4

Total

47.5

Male

47.4

Female

Clarion Adults

There are 2,330 adults, (742 of whom are seniors) in Clarion.

Clarion Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Clarion Sex Ratio

Female1,49153.27%
Male1,30846.73%

Clarion Population by Age

Clarion Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3671.976535
Married6452.3686.813.2
Non Family5971.2245.154.9
Female1083.7339.860.2
Male172.121000
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2.49

Average Family Size

1.97

Average Household Size

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clarion Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clarion Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clarion Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 42.06%.

Clarion Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,220

Average Earnings

$43,828

Average Male

$28,626

Average Female

Clarion Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clarion Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clarion Language

87.25% of Clarion residents speak only English, while 12.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.29% of the population.

Clarion Language

Clarion Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic43627763.53%
White2,1421145.32%
Multiple1899751.32%
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14.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.66%

Male Poverty Rate

15.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clarion

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clarion is Hispanic, with 63.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clarion is White, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.12%.

Clarion Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.19%
High School13.37%
Some College11.24%
Bachelors or Greater3.65%
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Clarion Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.42%
Female Employed5.96%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Clarion Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clarion Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clarion Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clarion Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clarion Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clarion Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clarion Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

239

Number of Veterans

232

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Clarion Veterans by War

count

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Clarion Veterans by Age

count

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Clarion Veterans by Race

Clarion Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clarion Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

1.1%

Unemployment Rate

Clarion Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clarion Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clarion Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.14%

Born in Clarion

93.78%

Native Born

6.22%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.78% of Clarion residents were born in the United States, with 78.14% having been born in Iowa. 4.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clarion Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,532-31-1.21%
20282,563-31-1.2%
20272,594-31-1.18%
20262,625-31-1.17%
20252,656-31-1.15%
20242,687-31-1.14%
20232,718-31-1.13%
20222,749-31-1.12%
20212,780-24-0.86%
20202,804973.58%
20192,707-30-1.1%
20182,737-26-0.94%
20172,763-15-0.54%
20162,778-1-0.04%
20152,779-14-0.5%
20142,793-8-0.29%
20132,801-2-0.07%
20122,80330.11%
20112,800-40-1.41%
20102,840-128-4.31%
20002,9682659.8%
19902,703-357-11.67%
19803,060882.96%
19702,972-260-8.04%
19603,232822.6%
19503,1501796.02%
19402,97139315.24%
19302,578-248-8.78%
19202,826
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Clarion Population by Year