Carter Lake demographics profile

StatisticCarter LakeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,0145591
Median age40.538.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%44%43%
Speak English95%92%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Carter Lake, IA has a population of 3,765 and is the 7,717th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,014 per sq mi which is 3587% higher than the Iowa average and 2123% higher than the national average. The median age in Carter Lake is 41 which is approximately 7% higher than the Iowa average of 38. In Carter Lake, 51% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 22% of Carter Lake residents were born in Iowa, 75% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Carter Lake is 3587% higher than Iowa.
  • The median age in Carter Lake is 7% higher than Iowa.
  • In Carter Lake 94.24% of the population is White.
  • In Carter Lake 2.71% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Carter Lake 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Carter Lake population breakdown by race

RaceCarter LakeIowaNational
Black or African American2.71%3.32%12.63%
American Indian0.69%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race1.99%1.97%3.06%
Other race0.37%1.27%4.75%
In Carter Lake, 4.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Carter Lake, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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