Carroll, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 9,874 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.3%
 
Males: 4,709  (47.7%)
Females: 5,165  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

41.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 51401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,140 (it was $39,853 in 2000)
Carroll:

$59,140
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,070 (it was $20,442 in 2000)

Carroll city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,456 (it was $85,600 in 2000)
Carroll:

$155,456
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $154,146; detached houses: $156,092; townhouses or other attached units: $153,853; in 2-unit structures: $99,734; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $51,049; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $63,048; mobile homes: $51,959

Median gross rent in 2017: $599.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carroll: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.4% for other race residents, 42.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carroll, IA (2010)
    • 9,61895.2%White alone
    • 2392.4%Hispanic
    • 1141.1%Two or more races
    • 680.7%Asian alone
    • 550.5%Black alone
    • 80.08%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

Races in Carroll detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Carroll, Iowa as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carroll is 1,120 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Carroll by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(10.0)
3
(30.0)
2
(20.1)
1
(10.0)
3
(29.5)
1
(9.8)
2
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(40.1)
4
(40.0)
4
(40.1)
5
(50.2)
4
(39.4)
6
(59.0)
4
(40.0)
13
(130.2)
6
(60.1)
6
(60.4)
1
(10.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(250.6)
22
(220.2)
23
(230.6)
22
(221.0)
15
(147.7)
24
(236.1)
23
(230.3)
23
(230.3)
20
(200.4)
51
(513.1)
53
(534.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(1,233)
124
(1,241)
125
(1,253)
111
(1,115)
124
(1,221)
99
(973.9)
90
(901.1)
67
(670.8)
97
(971.8)
149
(1,499)
103
(1,038)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(100.2)
7
(70.1)
10
(100.3)
12
(120.6)
11
(108.3)
7
(68.9)
11
(110.1)
4
(40.0)
8
(80.2)
8
(80.5)
12
(121.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(30.1)
2
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)111.0102.798.487.8102.383.685.072.290.4114.493.6

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City-data.com crime index in Carroll, IA

Crime rate in Carroll detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Iowa average:

1.63
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Ancestries: German (69.9%), American (6.4%), Irish (2.7%), English (1.9%), Dutch (1.6%), Norwegian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/27/1869

Elevation: 1260 feet

Land area: 5.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,781 people per square mile   (low).

Carroll, Iowa map

120 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,776 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,611 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (63.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (81.5 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (369.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lidderdale, IA (2.4 miles),
Willey, IA (2.6 miles),
Halbur, IA (2.6 miles ),
Glidden, IA (2.7 miles ),
Arcadia, IA (3.0 miles ),
Breda, IA (3.1 miles ),
Templeton, IA (3.3 miles ),
Dedham, IA (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.07 N, Longitude: 94.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,927 (+19.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,802 (72.8%)

Area code: 712

Distribution of median household income in Carroll, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carroll, IA in 2017
Carroll satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 68 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2004: 37 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $237,700
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $221,200
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $236,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $231,400
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $322,700
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $321,300
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $370,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Carroll, IA residents
Average permit cost in Carroll, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.9%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +423 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Carroll, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Carroll, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)

Average climate in Carroll, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carroll-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.7 miles away from the Carroll city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1954, a category F4 tornado 16.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carroll-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 255.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 273.0 miles away from Carroll center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.5 miles away from Carroll center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 445.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carroll topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Carroll:

  • IOWA HOSPICE LLC (100 WEST 5TH STREET)
  • NEW HOPE VILLAGE (1211 EAST 18TH STREET)
  • ST ANTHONY REGIONAL HOSPITAL & NURSIING HOME (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 311 SOUTH CLARK STREET)
  • CARROLL HEALTH CENTER (2241 NORTH WEST STREET)
  • REGENCY PARK NURSING AND REHAB CENTER OF CARROLL (500 EAST VALLEY DRIVE)
  • ST ANTHONY'S REGIONAL HOSPITAL (406 EAST ANTHONY STREET)
  • SAINT ANTHONYS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (311 S CLARK ST)
  • CARROLL AREA NURSING SERVICES (603 WEST 8TH STREET)
  • ST ANTHONY HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (318 SOUTH MAPLE STREET)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (223 WEST 5TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Carroll:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carroll:

  • Buena Vista University (about 44 miles; Storm Lake, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,522)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 45 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 63 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 70 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 71 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 74 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 78 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

Public high school in Carroll:

Private high school in Carroll:

Public elementary/middle schools in Carroll:

See full list of schools located in Carroll

Library in Carroll:

  • CARROLL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $313,195; Location: 118 E 5TH ST; 83,645 books; 2,559 audio materials; 2,564 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 194 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • des moines community college also has a campus located in carroll.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carroll: Carroll Water Treatment Plant (A), Carroll (B), Carroll Municipal Golf Course (C), Carroll County Ambulance Service (D), Turbine Fuel Technologies First Responders (E), Carroll County Courthouse (F), Carroll County Sheriffs Office (G), Carroll County Historical Museum (H), Carroll City Hall (I), Carroll City Police Department (J), Carroll City Public Library (K), Carroll Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carroll include: Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Carroll Baptist Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Trinity Episcopal Church (D), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (E), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (F), Saint Lawrence Catholic Church (G), Holy Spirit Catholic Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Carroll City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Carroll include: Carroll Little League Complex (1), Veterans Memorial Park (2), Northwest Park (3), Rolling Hills Park (4), South Side Park (5), Graham Park (6), Minchen Park (7), North Park (8), Maple Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kelly Coin Machine CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 630 North Grant Road), Star Destinations (Tours & Charters; 1424 North US Highway 71).

Hotels: Adams Street Bed & Breakfast (726 North Adams Street), Burke Inn (1225 Plaza Drive), Super 8 Carroll East (701 Bella Vista Drive), City Rooms & Apartments (224 North Main Street), Villa Lodge (220 West 7th Street), Super 8 Carroll North IA (1757 Highway 71 North), Carrollton Inn (Highway 71 North).

Courts: Carroll County - District Court Chambers (Court House), Carroll County - Clerk Of District Court (Court House).

Birthplace of: Lance Cade - Professional wrestler, Jordan Carstens - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Jan 22, 1981), Kevin Burns (fighter) - Martial artist, Mary Lundby - Politician, Adam Haluska - College basketball player (Iowa Hawkeyes), Doug Riesenberg - Football player, Ken Henderson - Baseball player, Paul Fairchild - Football player, Roscoe Bowman - Fencer.

Carroll County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carroll and their reported violations in the past:

DEDHAM WATER SUPPLY (Address: 16098 HWY 71 N , Population served: 266, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-17-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-2008), St BCA signed (JAN-17-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-29-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2008)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carroll that have no violations reported:

  • CARROLL MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Address: 700 S GRANT RD , Population served: 10,103, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Carroll in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 89 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Carroll in 2000:

  • 221 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Carroll (2011 data):

  • Iowa Savings Bank: Iowa Savings Branch, /Internet, at 1240 Highway 30 East, at 510 Highway 30 West. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.6 mil, Deposits: $151.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Community Grain Co.
  • Carroll County State Bank: at 126 West 6th, branch established on 1870/01/01; Hy-Vee Grocery Store Branch at 905 U. S. Highway 30 West, branch established on 1992/12/01. Info updated 2011/05/17: Bank assets: $352.9 mil, Deposits: $304.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Commercial Savings Bank: at 627 North Adams Street, branch established on 1917/01/01; Drive-In Branch at 626 North Carroll Street, branch established on 1974/08/24. Info updated 2008/11/12: Bank assets: $118.2 mil, Deposits: $101.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Ban Corp.
  • Bank of the West: Carroll at 109 East 7th Street, branch established on 1936/10/27. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • United Bank of Iowa: Carroll Branch at 609 North Clark Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Carroll:

Marital status in Carroll, IA
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Carroll:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carroll
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carroll, IA (based on Carroll County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,94314
Evangelical Protestant3,33618
Mainline Protestant2,86013
Other1961
None2,481-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Here:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Here:

7.17 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Carroll County:

10.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carroll County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.4%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carroll:

45.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carroll:

20.7%
Iowa:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Carroll:

13.1%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carroll, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$57,861$53,4100$0
Parks and Recreation 11$41,397$45,16034$12,371
Streets and Highways 10$46,974$56,3690$0
Police - Other 6$22,222$44,4442$1,078
Water Supply 5$18,748$44,9950$0
Other and Unallocable 5$20,772$49,8530$0
Sewerage 4$17,429$52,2870$0
Financial Administration 3$12,653$50,6120$0
Other Government Administration 1$9,686$116,2328$3,701
Solid Waste Management 1$4,184$50,2080$0
Local Libraries 1$5,803$69,63610$10,294
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$550
Firefighters 0$0 35$1,062
Totals for Government 60$257,729$51,54690$29,056

Carroll government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,594,000 ($161.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $573,000 ($58.03)
    Air Transportation: $294,000 ($29.78)
    Sewerage: $141,000 ($14.28)
    General - Other: $90,000 ($9.11)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $1,787,000 ($180.98)
    Police Protection: $1,425,000 ($144.32)
    Regular Highways: $876,000 ($88.72)
    General - Other: $860,000 ($87.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $659,000 ($66.74)
    Sewerage: $634,000 ($64.21)
    Water Utilities: $562,000 ($56.92)
    Financial Administration: $433,000 ($43.85)
    Libraries: $426,000 ($43.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $320,000 ($32.41)
    Air Transportation: $162,000 ($16.41)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $125,000 ($12.66)
    Public Welfare - Other: $100,000 ($10.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000 ($9.11)
    General Public Buildings: $84,000 ($8.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,000 ($3.85)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($2.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $22,000 ($2.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $361,000 ($36.56)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $181,000 ($18.33)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($12.46)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $16,000 ($1.62)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,000 ($0.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $530,000 ($53.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $171,000 ($17.32)
    Police Protection: $54,000 ($5.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($4.76)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($2.63)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $13,000 ($1.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,574,000 ($361.96)

Carroll government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,308,000 ($233.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,109,000 ($112.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $512,000 ($51.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($3.75)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($1.11)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $341,000 ($34.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($6.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $166,000 ($16.81)
    General Revenue - Other: $111,000 ($11.24)
    Fines and Forfeits: $105,000 ($10.63)
    Interest Earnings: $81,000 ($8.20)
    Rents: $72,000 ($7.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,399,000 ($141.69)
    Transit Utilities: $46,000 ($4.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,249,000 ($126.49)
    General Local Government Support: $281,000 ($28.46)
    Other: $9,000 ($0.91)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • Tax - Property: $6,357,000 ($643.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,400,000 ($141.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $259,000 ($26.23)
    Other License: $83,000 ($8.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000 ($6.99)

Carroll government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,035,000 ($915.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,371,000 ($847.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,574,000 ($159.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $910,000 ($92.16)

Carroll government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,933,000 ($1816.18)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $156,000 ($15.80)

4.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  0.49% ($57,452 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IA  0.47% ($37,675)
from Sac County, IA  0.28% ($49,083)


4.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($41,640 average AGI)
to Crawford County, IA  0.38% ($40,848)
Businesses in Carroll, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance2
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Subway2
JCPenney1Super 82
Jones New York1The Room Place1
KFC1Toyota1
Kincaid1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS3
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets6Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carroll:

  • KCIM (1380 AM; 1 kW; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carroll:

  • KKRL (93.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOI (90.7 FM; CARROLL, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KGRA (98.9 FM; JEFFERSON, IA; Owner: COON VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KIKD (106.7 FM; LAKE CITY, IA; Owner: CARROLL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKIA (92.9 FM; IDA GROVE, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDSN-FM (107.1 FM; DENISON, IA; Owner: M & J RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Carroll:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Carroll fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 80.7mTotal length
  • 67,420Total average daily traffic
  • 5,253Total average daily truck traffic
  • 67,320Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Carroll, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carroll, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carroll)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Carroll, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carroll)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Carroll)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 27. The highest number of reported fires - 45 took place in 2002, and the least - 6 in 2010. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Carroll, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.3%), and Structure Fires (37.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carroll, IA
    • 18841.3%Outside Fires
    • 16937.1%Structure Fires
    • 9019.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 81.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carroll, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Carroll, Iowa:

  • Carrollton Inn, 1730 Hwy 71 N, Carroll, Iowa 51401 , Phone: (712) 792-5600, Fax: (712) 792-5600
  • Berk Inn, 1225 Plz Dr, Carroll, Iowa 51401 , Phone: (712) 792-5156, Fax: (712) 792-6674
  • Carroll North Super 8 Motel, North Hwy 71, Carroll, Iowa 51401 , Phone: (712) 792-4753, Fax: (712) 792-5483
  • Super 8 Motel, 701 Bella Vista Dr, Carroll, Iowa 51401 , Phone: (712) 792-6666, Fax: (712) 792-6666
  • Carroll Days Inn, 1127 Hwy 30 W, Carroll, Iowa 51401 , Phone: (712) 792-9404, Fax: (712) 792-8349
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Carroll, Iowa
Most common first names in Carroll, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11783.5 years
John11777.1 years
William7578.5 years
Anna7385.1 years
Joseph6980.6 years
Frank5779.3 years
Margaret5482.9 years
Henry4980.8 years
Edward4778.4 years
Elizabeth4485.5 years
Most common last names in Carroll, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hoffman3673.1 years
Brincks3468.3 years
Baumhover2876.3 years
Tigges2579.4 years
Smith2479.9 years
Schroeder2279.9 years
Broich1975.5 years
Riesberg1974.8 years
Snyder1882.7 years
Eischeid1876.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carroll, IA
  • 80.5%Utility gas
  • 17.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carroll, IA
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 45.8%Electricity
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Carroll compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Carroll on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (1,000+ students)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #18 (51401) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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