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Carson is a city in Pottawattamie County, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.
The community was named for a railroad official
The latitude of Carson is 41.236N. The longitude is -95.417W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,152 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 696.
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32% of Carson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carson was $18,831, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Carson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Pottawattamie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carson political report.
The average commute time for Carson workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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