Carson, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 291 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 124  (42.8%)
Females: 167  (57.2%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58529.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,960 (it was $19,722 in 2000)
Carson:

$35,960
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,100 (it was $11,754 in 2000)

Carson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,498 (it was $19,900 in 2000)
Carson:

$38,498
ND:

$155,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $449.

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  • Races in Carson, ND (2010)

    Carson races chart
    • 28998.6%White alone
    • 20.7%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Carson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Carson: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (48.9%), Norwegian (14.0%), English (5.6%), Russian (5.6%), United States (4.5%), Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2305 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (very low).

Carson,ND real estate house value index trend

Carson, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Carson:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carson city:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $505 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $473 (1.3%)

Carson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (46.3 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (413.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (757.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leith, ND (2.3 miles) , Heil, ND (2.6 miles) , Raleigh, ND (3.6 miles) , Elgin, ND (3.6 miles ), Flasher, ND (4.0 miles ), New Leipzig, ND (4.3 miles ), Almont, ND (4.6 miles) , Porcupine, ND (5.1 miles) .

Latitude: 46.42 N, Longitude: 101.57 W

Area code: 701

Carson household income distribution Carson home values distribution

Crime rates in Carson (2002):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (317.5 per 100,000)
  • 5 burglaries (1,587.3 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (317.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (317.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 221.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-6.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (30%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Carson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carson, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Carson-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1975, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Carson city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1978, a category F4 tornado 11.4 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 458.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.5 miles away from Carson center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 616.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 341.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from Carson center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 262.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carson topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carson:

  • University of Mary (about 45 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 46 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Minot State University (about 127 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Northern State University (about 163 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Black Hills State University (about 174 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 181 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 229 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

Public high school in Carson:

Public elementary/middle school in Carson:

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Notable locations in Carson: Carson Fire Protection District Station (A), Carson Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Emmans Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Grant County - Clerk of Court (106 2nd Avenue Northeast).

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carson and their reported violations in the past:

CARSON CITY OF (Population served: 293, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-07-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.6%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  45.5%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Carson compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Carson (2011 data):

  • Grant County State Bank: at 202 S Main Street, branch established on 1913/08/29. Info updated 2010/06/07: Bank assets: $30.3 mil, Deposits: $27.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Grant County Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
North Dakota average:

10.1

Carson travel time to work - commute Carson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carson city (based on Grant County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6794
Mainline Protestant5745
Evangelical Protestant47010
None671-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Grant County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Grant County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

12.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

28.8%
North Dakota:

27.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$2,127$25,5240$0
Totals for Government 1$2,127$25,5240$5,883

Carson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $44,000 ($151.20)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($147.77)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($123.71)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($113.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($82.47)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($68.73)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($48.11)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($34.36)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($20.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $20,000 ($68.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($175.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($10.31)

Carson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($61.86)
    All Other: $8,000 ($27.49)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($20.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $99,000 ($340.21)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($34.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($127.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $23,000 ($79.04)
    General Support: $11,000 ($37.80)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.87)
  • Tax - Property: $95,000 ($326.46)
    NEC: $3,000 ($10.31)
    Total General Sales: $1,000 ($3.44)

Carson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($268.04)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $353,000 ($1213.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $304,000 ($1044.67)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $57,000 ($195.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $49,000 ($168.38)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($72.16)

Carson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $104,000 ($357.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $161,000 ($553.26)

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,838 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  2.04% ($51,900 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carson:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLXX (1270 AM; 1 kW; BISMARCK-MANDAN, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carson:

  • KCND (90.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYYY (92.9 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACL (98.7 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBYZ (96.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNDR (104.7 FM; MANDAN, ND; Owner: CENTRAL DAKOTA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KSSS (101.5 FM; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Carson:

  • KBME-TV (Channel 3; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMB-TV (Channel 12; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: REITEN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KNDX (Channel 26; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: PRIME CITIES BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Grant Cty Courthouse (Lat: 46.425000 Lon: -101.567083), Call Sign: KNAS941
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2011, Expiration Date: 02/13/2021
    Registrant: Fraine Barracks, Bismarck, ND 58502, Phone: (701) 328-8100, Email:
  • 68th St Sw 1/2 Mile N Carson (Lat: 46.429167 Lon: -101.566111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 53 m, Call Sign: KNCT743, Licensee ID: L00101207
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2012, Expiration Date: 07/16/2022
    Registrant: County Of Grant, Courthouse, Carson, ND 58529, Phone: (701) 597-3047
  • Nw 1/4 S13 T134n R87w (Lat: 46.426389 Lon: -101.566528), Call Sign: KYF227
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.115 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/17/2000, Expiration Date: 06/07/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/13/2005
    Registrant: County Of Grant, Grant County Crthse, Carson, ND 58529, Phone: (701) 622-3678
  • County Court House (Lat: 46.425000 Lon: -101.567083), Type: Building, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: KNGJ612
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.430 MHz, 155.505 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/18/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023
    Registrant: Electronic Communications, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: (701) 258-7698, Fax: (701) 223-4200, Email:
  • 107 Montana St (Lat: 46.419722 Lon: -101.567083), Call Sign: KNEZ636
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/07/1998, Expiration Date: 03/03/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2002
    Registrant: Roger Harmon, Carson, ND 58529
  • 8250 53rd Ave Sw (Lat: 46.228111 Lon: -101.490222), Call Sign: WQKA738
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2009, Expiration Date: 03/10/2019, Certifier: Dan Stewart
    Registrant: Unicom, 3811 Lockport St, Ste 1, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: (701) 258-1500, Email:
  • 9065 65th Ave Sw (Lat: 46.109361 Lon: -101.764056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQQV557
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Matthew Niederman
    Registrant: Unicom, 3811 Lockport Street Ste. 1, Bismarck, ND 58504, Phone: (701) 258-1500, Fax: (701) 258-9004, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7VDX, Licensee ID: L01241099
    Grant Date: 01/31/2007, Expiration Date: 03/19/2017, Certifier: Theresa Cummins
    Registrant: Theresa Cummins, Carson, ND 58529

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172G (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1102F , Serial Number: 17254697, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Grant County State Bank, Po Box 317, Carson, ND 58529

Most common first names in Carson, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1375.7 years
Edward775.1 years
August680.0 years
Henry673.0 years
Emma580.0 years
Ernest480.2 years
Anna490.3 years
Fred481.5 years
Arthur480.3 years
Marie489.5 years
Most common last names in Carson, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Zeller1084.9 years
Steinley781.6 years
Fuchs673.8 years
Striegel681.2 years
Diehl583.0 years
Balliet571.0 years
Mcdowall575.8 years
Muggli579.6 years
Werner579.6 years
Huber483.5 years

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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