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Welcome to Carroll ...

The city of Carroll is located in Carroll County and is the County Seat for Carroll County.

The location of Carroll has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Carroll has a population of 9,812 people<2> (see below for details).

Carroll is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Carroll lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Carroll is within the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Carroll: 51401<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carroll had a population of 10,103 people (which is 48.53% of the total population of Carroll County). This makes Carroll the county's most populous community.

The population of Carroll represents 0.33% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,103 people, the population of Carroll has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,106 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Carroll had an population of 9,812 people. This is a decrease of 2.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.91% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carroll.

Communities Also Named Carroll ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Carroll - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carroll.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carroll. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carroll. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carroll. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Carroll:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carroll ...

Looking for more information about Carroll? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carroll, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carroll.

Communities near Carroll ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lake City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Carroll

Located in Calhoun County

Manning   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Carroll

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Carroll

Glidden   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Carroll

Lake View   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carroll

Located in Sac County

Wall Lake   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carroll

Located in Sac County

Scranton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Carroll

Located in Greene County

Arcadia   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Carroll

Breda   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carroll

Vail   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Carroll

Located in Crawford County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Carroll.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carroll. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carroll.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carroll - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Carroll). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carroll or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carroll) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carroll. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carroll

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carroll. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0692, Longitude: -94.8650     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carroll have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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