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Carter Lake is a city in Pottawattamie County, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

The latitude of Carter Lake is 41.290N. The longitude is -95.917W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 981 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,319.


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Median household income
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$37,851
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carter Lake demographic reports
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Carter Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pottawattamie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Omaha area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 51510 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Carter Lake residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carter Lake ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carter Lake was $18,758, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Carter Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Carter Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.


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Libraries in Carter Lake include Edward F. Owen Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Pottawattamie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carter Lake political report.

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The average commute time for Carter Lake workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Carter Lake include Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, Super 8.

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