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Cathay, North Dakota
The post office and gun club in Cathay
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Location of Cathay, North Dakota
Location of Cathay, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139Coordinates: 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Wells
Area
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,581 ft (482 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 43
 • Estimate 
(2019)
39
 • Density 211.96/sq mi (82.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58422
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12820
GNIS feature ID 1028299

Cathay is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 43 at the 2010 census. Cathay was founded in 1893.

History

Cathay had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory.

Geography

Cathay is located at 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139 (47.553931, -99.411403).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 185 −17.8%
1930 235 27.0%
1940 189 −19.6%
1950 209 10.6%
1960 110 −47.4%
1970 110 0.0%
1980 66 −40.0%
1990 54 −18.2%
2000 56 3.7%
2010 43 −23.2%
2019 (est.) 39 −9.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 43 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.9 inhabitants per square mile (92.2/km2). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile (62.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White and 2.3% Native American.

There were 19 households, of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.8% male and 44.2% female.

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