Carter Lake, Iowa

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Carter Lake, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Carter Lake, Iowa

Comparing Carter Lake 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 10
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Working at Home 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 1
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 1
Low Property Crime 2 1

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Carter Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pottawattamie
Metro Area Omaha
Standard Zip Codes 51510
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.29
Longitude -95.917

Carter Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Distance 27.8 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 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
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Carter Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,248 100%
Male 1,625 50%
Female 1,623 50%
Under 18 841 25.9%
18+ 2,407 74.1%
65+ 390 12%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.04
White 3,141 96.7%
African-American 8 0.2%
Asian 8 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 0.7%
Other 28 0.9%
Mixed Race 39 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 94 2.9%

Estimated Carter Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,404
Growth 156
Growth % 4.8%

Carter Lake 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 31.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
Irish 10.5%
English 9.6%
US/American 7.9%
Italian 6%
Polish 4.3%
Danish 3.1%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Swedish 2.2%
Dutch 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
European 1.3%
Russian 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Latvian 0.4%
Croatian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Carter Lake 3,248 $42,794
Council Bluffs 58,268 $42,715
Crescent 537 $61,042
Missouri Valley 2,992 $47,250
Silver City 259 $43,125
Treynor 950 $65,357
Underwood 688 $56,750

Carter Lake Public Libraries

Edward F. Owen Memorial Library
Carter Lake, Iowa
(712) 347-5492

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