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Carson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Carson had a population of 813 as of July 1, 2016. Carson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carson is located at latitude 41.2359 and longitude -95.4185 in Pottawattamie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pottawattamie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,152 feet.

The City of Carson (GNIS ID: 2393755) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson 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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Carson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 813
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 684
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,147
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $126,724
Average Home Value $150,191


Median Household Income $59,515
Average Household Income $76,305
Per Capita Income $30,732
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.05%
Households -0.1% -0.06%
Families -0.14% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Carson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson 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 # 355 65th
Population Density1 # 226 78th
Diversity Index2 # 710 29th
Median Household Income # 232 77th
Per Capita Income # 237 77th

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