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Welcome to Carter Lake ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Carter Lake, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.
A typical abbreviation for Carter Lake: Carter Lk.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Carter Lake has a population of 3,803 people<2> (see below for details).
Carter Lake is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Carter Lake lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Carter Lake is within the boundaries of the (712) area code.
The ZIP code for Carter Lake: 51510<4>
Websites for Carter Lake ...
Official Website: www.cityofcarterlake.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carter Lake had an population of 3,803 people. This is an increase of 0.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.09% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Carter Lake had a population of 3,785 people. This makes Carter Lake the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Carter Lake represents 0.12% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 101st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 3,785 people, the population of Carter Lake increased 16.53% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,248 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Carter Lake.
Communities Also Named Carter Lake ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Carter Lake - it's located in Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Carter Lake.
Communities near Carter Lake ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carter Lake.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carter Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carter Lake.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carter Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carter Lake.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carter Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Carter Lake.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carter Lake ...
Looking for more information about Carter Lake? 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 Carter Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carter Lake.
Adding Carter Lake to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Carter Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Carter Lake was on a map titled Road Map for Iowa (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Carter Lake.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Carter Lake: www.cityofcarterlake.com/
The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Dec 2023