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Carpio, North Dakota
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Location of Carpio, North Dakota
Location of Carpio, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°26′32″N 101°42′53″W / 48.44222°N 101.71472°W / 48.44222; -101.71472Coordinates: 48°26′32″N 101°42′53″W / 48.44222°N 101.71472°W / 48.44222; -101.71472
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Ward
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,696 ft (517 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 157
 • Estimate 
(2019)
142
 • Density 224.33/sq mi (86.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58725
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12260
GNIS feature ID 1028284

Carpio is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 157 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carpio was founded in 1898. It is commonly believed that the town was named after the first post office which operated out of a railcar - hence 'Car P.O.'.

Geography

Carpio is located at 48°26′32″N 101°42′53″W / 48.44222°N 101.71472°W / 48.44222; -101.71472 (48.442087, -101.714812). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 257
1920 244 −5.1%
1930 344 41.0%
1940 322 −6.4%
1950 194 −39.8%
1960 199 2.6%
1970 215 8.0%
1980 244 13.5%
1990 178 −27.0%
2000 148 −16.9%
2010 157 6.1%
2019 (est.) 142 −9.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 157 people, 71 households, and 40 families residing in the city. The population density was 266.1 inhabitants per square mile (102.7/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 140.7 per square mile (54.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% Native American.

There were 71 households, of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 21% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.7% male and 43.3% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carpio has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Education

Carpio is divided between the Lewis and Clark School District and the United Public School District 7. Lewis and Clark formed in 2003 when three school districts merged.

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