Carter Lake, IA

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Population

3,781

0.425% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$62,966

9.18% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

1,778

3.74% decline

Median Property Value

$99,800

0.499% decline

About

In 2017, Carter Lake, IA had a population of 3.78k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $62,966. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carter Lake, IA grew from 3,765 to 3,781, a 0.425% increase and its median household income grew from $57,670 to $62,966, a 9.18% increase.

The population of Carter Lake, IA is 83.3% White Alone, 8.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.07% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Carter Lake, IA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carter Lake, IA is $99,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Carter Lake, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter Lake, IA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carter Lake, IA employs 1.78k people. The largest industries in Carter Lake, IA are Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people), Manufacturing (242 people), and Finance & Insurance (204 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,462), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,681), and Public Administration ($62,865).

Median household income in Carter Lake, IA is $62,966. Males in Carter Lake, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Carter Lake, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,966

2017 value

± $12,319

9.18%

1 Year Growth

± 42.6%

Households in Carter Lake, IA have a median annual income of $62,966, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,670 in 2016, which represents a 9.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carter Lake, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 212

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carter Lake, IA was Census Tract 212 with a value of $48,333, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter Lake, IA (619 out of 3.75k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    485 ± 154

  2. Hispanic

    186 ± 109

  3. Other

    118 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carter Lake, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.78k

2017 Value

± 276

-3.74%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carter Lake, IA declined at a rate of -3.74%, from 1.85k employees to 1.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter Lake, IA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (378 people), Production Occupations (200 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter Lake, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carter Lake, IA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (378 people), Production Occupations (200 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (132 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carter Lake, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.39 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carter Lake, IA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,365), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,365), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($63,971).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.78k

2017 Value

± 276

-3.74%

1 Year decline

± 22.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carter Lake, IA declined at a rate of -3.74%, from 1.85k employees to 1.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter Lake, IA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people), Manufacturing (242 people), and Finance & Insurance (204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter Lake, IA, though some of these residents may live in Carter Lake, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carter Lake, IA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people), Manufacturing (242 people), and Finance & Insurance (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carter Lake, IA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.9 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.45 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carter Lake, IA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,462), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,681), and Public Administration ($62,865).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($18.8B) and Other ag prods. ($18.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.5% of the population of Carter Lake, IA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Carter Lake, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Carter Lake, IA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 756 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,349 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.5%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

16.5%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter Lake, IA declined by 2% from 11.8% to 11.5%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carter Lake, IA is home to a population of 3.78k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.39% of Carter Lake, IA residents were born outside of the country (128 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carter Lake, IA is composed of 3.15k White Alone residents (83.3%), 326 Hispanic or Latino residents (8.62%), 154 Black or African American Alone residents (4.07%), 123 Two or More Races residents (3.25%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.476%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.264%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carter Lake, IA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carter Lake, IA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Carter Lake, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Carter Lake, IA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

128 people

2.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

88 people

As of 2017, 3.39% of Carter Lake, IA residents (128 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carter Lake, IA was 2.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Carter Lake, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carter Lake, IA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.15k ± 226

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    326 ± 224

  3. Black or African American Alone

    154 ± 148

In 2017, there were 9.66 times more White Alone residents (3.15k people) in Carter Lake, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 326 Hispanic or Latino and 154 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Carter Lake, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Carter Lake, IA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Carter Lake, IA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    93 ± 51

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    89 ± 63

  3. World War II

    35 ± 46

Carter Lake, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carter Lake, IA was $99,800 in 2017, which is 0.459 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $99,800, a 0.499% decrease. The homeownership rate in Carter Lake, IA is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carter Lake, IA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carter Lake, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,966

Median Household Income

± $12,319

1.48k

Number of Households

± 240

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.48k households in Carter Lake, IA grew to $62,966 from the previous year's value of $57,670.

The following chart displays the households in Carter Lake, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$99,800

2017 Median

± $12,130

$100,300

2016 Median

± $12,139

In 2017, the median property value in Carter Lake, IA declined from to $99,800 from the previous year's value of $100,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carter Lake, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carter Lake, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carter Lake, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carter Lake, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Carter Lake, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carter Lake, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carter Lake, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carter Lake, IA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter Lake, IA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Carter Lake, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carter Lake, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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