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The economy of Carter Lake, IA employs 1,847 people. The economy of Carter Lake, IA is specialized in Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 2.92; 2.45; and 2.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Carter Lake, IA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (218), Finance & Insurance (197), and Manufacturing (192), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($38,125), Finance & Insurance ($35,536), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($33,750).

Median household income in Carter Lake, IA is $57,670. Males in Carter Lake, IA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,194. The income inequality of Carter Lake, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Carter Lake, IA. In Pottawattamie County, IA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,588. Wapello County, IA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Iowa.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Carter Lake, IA is from the county of Pottawattamie County, IA.

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Carter Lake, IA is home to a population of 3,765 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Carter Lake, IA is composed of 3,404 White residents (90.4%), 158 Hispanic residents (4.2%), 102 Black residents (2.71%), 75 Two+ residents (1.99%), and 26 Native residents (0.69%). The most common foreign languages in Carter Lake, IA are Spanish (239 speakers), Arabic (51 speakers), and German (3 speakers), but compared to other places, Carter Lake, IA has a relative high number of Arabic (51 speakers), Spanish (239 speakers), and German (3 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA awarded 1,277 degrees. The student population of Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA is skewed towards females, with 507 male students and 770 female students. Most students in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are White (1,031 and 80.7%), followed by Black or African American (79 and 6.19%), Hispanic or Latino (71 and 5.56%), and Unknown (32 and 2.51%). The largest universities in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA by number of graduates are Iowa Western Community College (1,254 and 98.2%), E Q School of Hair Design (23 and 1.8%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (481 and 37.7%), Registered Nursing (150 and 11.7%), and Dental Hygiene (27 and 2.11%). The median tuition costs in Council Bluffs City PUMA, IA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Carter Lake, IA is $100,300, which is 0.49 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $98,000 to $100,300, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Carter Lake, IA is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Carter Lake, IA have an average commute time of 20.8 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.


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