Carson, Iowa

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Carson, Iowa
City
Location of Carson, Iowa
Location of Carson, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°14′09″N 95°25′06″W / 41.235744°N 95.418427°W / 41.235744; -95.418427Coordinates: 41°14′09″N 95°25′06″W / 41.235744°N 95.418427°W / 41.235744; -95.418427
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pottawattamie
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Lyndon K. Taylor
Area[1]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,152 ft (351 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 812
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 807
 • Density 1,143.7/sq mi (441.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51525
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-11170
GNIS feature ID 0455186
Website City of Carson

Carson is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 812 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Carson was formed in 1881 as a result of the establishment of a depot on the Burlington and Rock Island Railroad at this location during the previous year.[4]

Geography[edit]

Carson's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.235744, -95.418427.[5]
The city is located along the West Nishnabotna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 391 —    
1900 632 +61.6%
1910 640 +1.3%
1920 692 +8.1%
1930 617 −10.8%
1940 613 −0.6%
1950 596 −2.8%
1960 583 −2.2%
1970 756 +29.7%
1980 716 −5.3%
1990 705 −1.5%
2000 668 −5.2%
2010 812 +21.6%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 812 people, 325 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,143.7 inhabitants per square mile (441.6 /km2). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 497.2 per square mile (192.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 325 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 668 people, 285 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,277.6 people per square mile (496.0/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 591.0 per square mile (229.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.10% White, 0.15% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 285 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.83.

22.2% are under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,719, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $35,804 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,831. About 4.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 13.6% of those age 65 or over.

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