Carter, Indiana Population 2024

3,247

Carter is a city located in Dubois County, Perry County, Pike County, Spencer County, and Warrick County Indiana. Carter has a 2024 population of 3,247. Carter is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually and its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,236 in 2020.

The average household income in Carter is $80,257 with a poverty rate of 4.94%. The median age in Carter is 38.5 years: 39 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Carter Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carter was:

  • White: 94.8%
  • Two or more races: 4.24%
  • Other race: 0.96%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
35.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
90.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.34% (11)
The current population of Carter, Indiana is 3,247 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,236.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,06394.8%
Two or more races1374.24%
Other race310.96%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carter Population by Race

Carter Population Pyramid 2024

Carter Median Age

38.5

Total

39

Male

36

Female

Carter Adults

There are 2,351 adults, (578 of whom are seniors) in Carter.

Carter Age Dependency

82.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter Sex Ratio

Female1,50846.67%
Male1,72353.33%

Carter Population by Age

Carter Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1402.7473.526.5
Married7223.4788.111.9
Non Family3421.0439.860.2
Female523.8580.819.2
Male242.831000

3.44

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carter Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade673.15%
Associates Degree32115.07%
Bachelors Degree28913.57%
Graduate Degree1095.12%
High School Graduate94444.32%
Less Than 9th Grade793.71%
Some College32115.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carter Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carter Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,9281,854398
Hispanic1811090
2+ Races68500
Other Race1800

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.64%.

Carter Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,443$0$40,667
Graduate Degree$72,250$0$100,329
High School Graduate$45,330$47,149$0
Less Than 9th Grade$34,087$33,750$35,227
Overall$46,109$52,378$34,191
Some College$45,393$51,827$23,594

$46,109

Average Earnings

$52,378

Average Male

$34,191

Average Female

Carter Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carter Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carter Language

91.43% of Carter residents speak only English, while 8.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.44% of the population.

Carter Language

Carter Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,676953.55%
Hispanic3924511.48%
Multiple1371410.22%

4.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.7%

Male Poverty Rate

7.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter is Hispanic, with 11.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter is White, with 3.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.57%.

Carter Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.14%
High School8.63%
Some College2.67%
Bachelors or Greater0.51%

Carter Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed5.53%
Male Employed0.66%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Carter Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carter Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,438$94,468
Households$76,042$80,257
Married Families$98,646$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,102$46,039

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carter Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carter Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carter Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carter Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

324

Number of Veterans

288

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War106
Vietnam68
Second Gulf War30
Korea27
World War II0

Carter Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54135
55 to 6474
75+53
65 to 7446
18 to 3416

Carter Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White32414.31%

Carter Veterans by Race

Carter Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

Carter Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carter Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carter Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.98%

Born in Carter

95.08%

Native Born

4.92%

Foreign Born

3.37%

Non Citizen

1.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.08% of Carter residents were born in the United States, with 72.98% having been born in Indiana. 3.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carter Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,27250.15%
20283,26750.15%
20273,26250.15%
20263,25750.15%
20253,25250.15%
20243,24750.15%
20233,24250.15%
20223,23750.15%
20213,232-4-0.12%
20203,2361254.02%
20193,111-17-0.54%
20183,128-11-0.35%
20173,139-16-0.51%
20163,155-27-0.85%
20153,182-23-0.72%
20143,205-8-0.25%
20133,213-7-0.22%
20123,220-33-1.01%
20113,25310.03%
20103,25200%

Carter Population by Year