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Overview

Introduction to Carroll, Iowa

Carroll, Iowa, in Carroll county, is located 64 miles W of Ames, Iowa (center to center) and 78 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska.

Carroll History

Carroll is the county seat of the Carroll County, which was established on January 15, 1851. It was named in the honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. He was the only Roman Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1869, Carroll became the county seat. Prior to that Carrollton was the county seat. The city was originally served by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad.

Carroll and nearby Attractions

  • Carroll County Historical Museum
  • Swan Lake Farmstead Museum
  • Danish Windmill
  • Black Hawk State Park

Things To Do In Carroll

Tourists can visit the Odebolt Historical Museum and see the exhibits of farm and military items. There are a number of parks in the city such as the Rolling Hills Park, Carroll Little League Complex, Maple Park, and Minchen Park. Those interested in reading the area's history can visit the Carroll City Public Library. The city also has many churches including the Trinity Episcopal Church and the Saint Lawrence Catholic Church. The city hosts the Fall Festival which is held usually in the month of October every year.

Carroll Transportation

Fort Dodge Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Carroll Higher Education

Buena Vista University, Iowa Central Community College, Iowa Western Community College, Drake University, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,990
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+5,100
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,945
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,598
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,497

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,229
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time11 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.9%
Median Gross Rent$564
Median House Value$137,600

Ancestry

German59.9%
Irish14.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.5%
English4.8%
Dutch3.4%
Danishn3.1%
Norwegian2.2%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Polish1%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Carroll Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carroll County
Standard Zip Codes51401
Phone Area Codes712
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-94.86

Carroll Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCARROLL
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp7 to 28 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationDENISON
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationAUDUBON 1 SSE
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia539$61,705
Breda438$74,063
Glidden1,422$67,829
Halbur243$62,083
Lidderdale120$50,417
Templeton384$62,083

Carroll Public Libraries

Carroll Public Library
118 E 5TH ST
Carroll, Iowa
(712) 792-3432

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Carroll Hospitals

St. Anthony's Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
311 South Clark Street
(712) 792-3581

Carroll Public Schools

Adams Elementary School
1026 N Adams St
ZIP: 51401
(712) 792-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Carroll High School
2809 N Grant Rd
ZIP: 51401
(712) 792-8010
High
Total Enrollment 503
Carroll Middle School
3203 N. Grant Road
ZIP: 51401
(712) 792-8020
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
Fairview Elementary School
525 East 18th Street
ZIP: 51401
(712) 792-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 557

Carroll Private Schools

Kuemper Catholic School System
116 S East St
ZIP: 51401
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1000
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