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Carter, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Carter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Beckham County at latitude 35.2175 and longitude -99.5038. Beckham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,827 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Carter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Carter, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Carter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Carter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Carter, OK Boundary Map


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Carter, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 274
Population in Households 274
Population in Familes 227
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 590
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $89,674


Median Household Income $48,655
Average Household Income $62,345
Per Capita Income $25,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.61% 1.9%
Households 1.44% 1.94%
Families 6.49% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Carter, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carter to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 479 35th
Population Density1 # 330 55th
Diversity Index2 # 670 9th
Median Household Income # 172 77th
Per Capita Income # 107 86th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.