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Carroll, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Carroll had a population of 10,016 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Carroll, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,016
Daytime Population: Workers 8,141
Daytime Population: Residents 4,490
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,631
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 9,710
Population in Familes 7,417
Population in Group Qrtrs 306
Population Density2 1,759
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $49,643
Average Household Income $61,788
Per Capita Income $26,928


Total Housing Units 4,717 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,931 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,403 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $135,573
Average Home Value $155,561


Total Households 4,334
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,558
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.12% -0.22%
Households -0.07% -0.18%
Families -0.25% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2017 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 # 41 96th
Population Density # 45 96th
Diversity Index # 193 81st
Median Household Income # 703 30th
Per Capita Income # 541 46th

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