The small town of Carroll, Iowa is home to slightly less than 10,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 69% of residents own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $569/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Over the course of a year, renters in Carroll will save around $2,900 compared to the state average.
Carroll's average commute time ranks as one of the best in Iowa at about 12 minutes, 6th-quickest in the state. Many residents (46%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't widely used. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
Compared to the national average (5%), Carroll has a high number of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%). In addition, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Carroll: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 26% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $60,000, Carroll workers take home around $7,000 less than the average Iowa resident. Carroll's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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