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Carson, Iowa
Downtown Carson, Iowa
Downtown Carson, Iowa
Location of Carson, Iowa
Location of Carson, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Pottawattamie
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 766
 • Density 1,173.05/sq mi (452.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
51525
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-11170
GNIS feature ID 0455186
Website City of Carson

Carson is a city in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. The population was 766 at the 2020 census.

History

Carson was formed in 1881 as a result of the establishment of a depot on the Burlington and Rock Island Railroad at this location during the previous year.

Geography

Carson's longitude and latitude coordinates
in decimal form are 41.235744, -95.418427.
The city is located along the West Nishnabotna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 391 —    
1900 632 +61.6%
1910 640 +1.3%
1920 692 +8.1%
1930 617 −10.8%
1940 613 −0.6%
1950 596 −2.8%
1960 583 −2.2%
1970 756 +29.7%
1980 716 −5.3%
1990 705 −1.5%
2000 668 −5.2%
2010 812 +21.6%
2020 766 −5.7%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
CarsonIowaPopPlot
The population of Carson, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 812 people, 325 households, and 228 families living in the city. The population density was 1,143.7 inhabitants per square mile (441.6/km2). There were 353 housing units at an average density of 497.2 per square mile (192.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 325 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

Notable person

  • Hubert Houser (born 1942), Iowa State Senator from the 49th District
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