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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.


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Median household income
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$21,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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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.

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11% of Carter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Carter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $213.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $408.


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Beckham County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carter political report.

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The average commute time for Carter workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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