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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    C+
Carson is a town in Iowa with a population of 747. Carson is in Pottawattamie County. Living in Carson offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Carson and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Carson

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,250
National
$55,322
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Carson Reviews

2 reviews
Carson is a small, quite town to live in. It has a small gas station, rodeo grounds, playground, restaurant, and movie theater. It would be a great place to raise children!
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Carson is a quiet little town with very friendly people. It is a great place to raise a family. A 30 minute commute from the big city makes Carson a nice getaway.