Carter Lake, IA 51510 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 51510: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Carter Lake, IA 51510

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Pottawattamie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.292, Longitude -95.91
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 69
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 1,504
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 335
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,169

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Carter Lake, IA 51510 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,075
Population in Households 4,075
Population in Familes 3,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,107
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $54,857
Average Household Income $70,911
Per Capita Income $25,702


Total Housing Units 1,547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,118 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 359 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $106,452
Average Home Value $164,445


Total Households 1,477
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,047
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 0.9% 0.73%
Households 0.76% 0.67%
Families 0.59% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Carter Lake, IA 51510 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 51510 to the other 961 ZIP Codes in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 160 83rd
Population Density # 22 98th
Diversity Index # 46 95th
Median Household Income # 526 45th
Per Capita Income # 794 17th

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