Median Carroll home value: $117,000
The median value of a home in the City of Carroll stood at $117,000 in 2011, according to data presented to the Carroll City Council Tuesday night by Region 12 Council of Governments.
The median value of an Iowa home was $123,400, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 data. Nationally, the median value was $186,200.
There are 4,968 homes in Carroll with an average of 2.25 people living in them. The median housing rent in Carroll is $462 monthly, Region 12 reports.
What's more, according to a 2011 survey from Region 12, only 13 homes in Carroll were judged to be "dilapidated."
Chris Whitaker, a Region 12 planner, presented information on Carroll's housing, expected growth and other factors. The data will be used by the council and the Planning and Zoning Commission to develop a long-range comprehensive plan for growth and development in the city and adjoining area. The document is used as a guide for zoning decisions well into the future and is one of the defining plans the city makes about once a decade.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to hold a public hearing on Feb. 13, and the Carroll City Council will discuss the plan on Feb. 25.
Whitaker said the City of Carroll's population is expected to grow from 10,103 in 2010 to 10,705 in 2040. Carroll's population peaked to this point in 2000 at 10,106 people.
"Carroll's population peaking in 2000 and really staying the same in 2010 is an outstanding success," Whitaker said.
More than 20 percent of Carroll's workforce is employed in education and health services with 16 percent in manufacturing, according to Region 12.
In terms of land use, more than 30 percent of the property in the city limits is used for streets and transportation with 24 percent consumed by single-family homes.
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