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Carter is a town in Beckham County.
One tradition says the community was named after the Carter Oil Company; another says it was named for resident William G. Carter
The latitude of Carter is 35.218N. The longitude is -99.505W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,827 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 254.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carter demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Beckham County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73627 ZIP code.
6% of Carter residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carter was $17,216, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Carter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $408.
Beckham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carter political report.
The average commute time for Carter workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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