StatisticCarter LakeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,0145791
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Carter Lake is 3434% 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
  • In Carter Lake 0.00% of the population is Asian

Compare Carter Lake, IA Demographics


      Carter Lake population breakdown by race

      RaceCarter LakeIowaNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Carter Lake age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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