Friday, February 11, 2011

What 2010 Census results say about Carroll and Carroll County, Iowa

From the Des Moines Register

I could spend all weekend analyzing census data. I like to compare Carroll and Carroll County to like-sized areas in the state. I don't NEED something else to do this weekend, but I probably will spend some time on this, so stay tuned. Here's what I think I know so far. As of the 2010 Census:

The City of Carroll population is 10,103 a decrease of THREE people (0.0%).
City population is 37th largest in the state. In 2000, Carroll was 32nd largest.
Of 1,008 Census municipalities in Iowa, only 296 are more ethnically diverse than Carroll.

Carroll County population is 20,816 a decrease of 605 people (-2.8%). 
County population is 32nd largest in the state. In 2000, Carroll County was 29th largest
Carroll County's population is roughly the same as it was 100 years ago. Population swelled to 23,431 in 1960, but has lost only 11% since. This is a much better result than many rural Iowa counties.

For easy access to excel spreadsheets with just released Census Data, go to the Iowa Data Center Website:

Check the Chamber Blog to view more analysis of Census Data, including comparisons of Carroll County City data, contiguous and comparable county and city data.

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