Carson, Iowa

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Carson, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Carson, Iowa

Comparing Carson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Carson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51525
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.236
Longitude -95.417

Carson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 67 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Carson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 668 100%
Male 310 46.4%
Female 358 53.6%
Under 18 148 22.2%
18+ 520 77.8%
65+ 120 18%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.83
White 662 99.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Carson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 706
Growth 38
Growth % 5.7%

Carson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 35.5%
English 16.1%
US/American 12.5%
Irish 12.3%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.2%
Swedish 3%
Danish 2.3%
Italian 1.3%
Dutch 1.3%
European 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
French Canadian 0.7%
Welsh 0.7%
Scottish 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carson 668 $50,000
Hancock 207 $37,500
Henderson 171 $49,688
Macedonia 325 $39,792
Oakland 1,487 $48,092
Silver City 259 $43,125
Treynor 950 $65,357
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