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Carroll, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Carroll had a population of 10,121 as of July 1, 2016. Carroll ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carroll is located at latitude 42.0697 and longitude -94.8647 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carroll (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,273 feet.

The City of Carroll (GNIS ID: 467532) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Carroll is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carroll population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Carroll, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,121
Population in Households 9,815
Population in Familes 7,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 306
Population Density1 1,777
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 4,350
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,581
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,936 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,414 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 376 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $139,669
Average Home Value $157,572


Median Household Income $48,704
Average Household Income $62,096
Per Capita Income $26,868
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.03%
Households -0.03% -0.07%
Families -0.15% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carroll, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carroll to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 40 96th
Population Density1 # 44 96th
Diversity Index2 # 174 83rd
Median Household Income # 658 35th
Per Capita Income # 503 50th

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