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Carson, North Dakota
Business District of Carson
Business District of Carson
Location of Carson, North Dakota
Location of Carson, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°25′15″N 101°34′1″W / 46.42083°N 101.56694°W / 46.42083; -101.56694Coordinates: 46°25′15″N 101°34′1″W / 46.42083°N 101.56694°W / 46.42083; -101.56694
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grant
Area
 • Total 3.99 sq mi (10.34 km2)
 • Land 3.99 sq mi (10.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,300 ft (701 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 293
 • Estimate 
(2019)
269
 • Density 67.40/sq mi (26.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
58529
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12460
GNIS feature ID 1028290

Carson is a city in Grant County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Grant County. The population was 293 at the 2010 census.

History

Carson was laid out in 1910 when the Great Northern Railway was extended to that point. The city's name is an amalgamation of the names of two settlers: Frank Carter and Simon Pederson.

Geography

Carson is located at 46°25′15″N 101°34′1″W / 46.42083°N 101.56694°W / 46.42083; -101.56694 (46.420706, -101.567025). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.02 square miles (10.41 km2), all of it land.

Climate

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 277
1930 356 28.5%
1940 473 32.9%
1950 493 4.2%
1960 501 1.6%
1970 466 −7.0%
1980 469 0.6%
1990 383 −18.3%
2000 319 −16.7%
2010 293 −8.2%
2019 (est.) 269 −8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 293 people, 154 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 72.9 inhabitants per square mile (28.1/km2). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 48.3 per square mile (18.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.3% Native American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 154 households, of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 54.5% were non-families. 53.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 49.1 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

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