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The location of Carson

Welcome to Carson ...

The city of Carson is located in Pottawattamie County.

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

When the people of Carson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Carsonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Carson has a population of 817 people<3> (see below for details).

Carson is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Carson is located in the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Carson: 51525<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carson had a population of 812 people. This makes Carson the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Carson represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 342nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 812 people, the population of Carson increased 21.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 668 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Carson had an population of 817 people. This is an increase of 0.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.31% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Carson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Red Oak   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the Southeast (SE) of Carson

Located in Montgomery County

Avoca   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Carson

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Carson

Malvern   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Carson

Located in Mills County

Treynor   [Map]

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

Griswold   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Carson

Located in Cass County

Underwood   [Map]

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

Neola   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Carson

Shelby   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Carson

Located in Shelby County

Minden   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Carson

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

Communities Also Named Carson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Carson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

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 Carson. 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 Carson. 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 Carson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carson ...

Looking for more information about Carson? 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 Carson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pottawattamie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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The official website for State of Iowa:

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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Carson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Carson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carson.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 Carson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Carson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2359, Longitude: -95.4185     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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