Carson, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 284 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.0%
 
Males: 128  (45.4%)
Females: 156  (54.6%)
Median resident age:

52.4 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58529.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,246 (it was $19,722 in 2000)
Carson:

$35,246
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,518 (it was $11,754 in 2000)

Carson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $56,728 (it was $19,900 in 2000)
Carson:

$56,728
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $101,099; detached houses: $102,878

Median gross rent in 2017: $506.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carson: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carson, ND (2010)
    • 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

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Ancestries: German (52.6%), American (14.7%), Swedish (10.5%), Norwegian (5.3%), Irish (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2305 feet

Land area: 4.02 square miles.

Population density: 71 people per square mile   (very low).

Carson, North Dakota map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $631 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $424 (1.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Carson, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carson, ND in 2017
Carson satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Most common industries in Carson, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (15.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.3%)
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (19.4%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Social assistance (11.9%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
Most common occupations in Carson, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Electricians (6.3%)
  • Food processing workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Registered nurses (7.5%)
  • Child care workers (7.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.0%)

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 Carson 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 the city 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 Carson 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 Carson 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 (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 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 elementary/middle school in Carson:

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Points of interest:

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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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Carson:

Marital status in Carson, ND
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 18.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Carson:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
North Dakota average:

9.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carson
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Religion statistics for Carson, ND (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
North Dakota:

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

12.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

9.3%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

28.8%
State:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.2%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Carson:

28.7
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carson:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

31.7%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

58.1%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.9%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carson, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 1$1,941$23,2920$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,484
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$206
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$1,393
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,941$23,2925$3,083

Carson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($232.39)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($186.62)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($165.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $45,000 ($158.45)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($98.59)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($70.42)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($38.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($21.13)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($10.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($10.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($7.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,000 ($330.99)

Carson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($169.01)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($66.90)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($42.25)
    Other: $7,000 ($24.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($10.56)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($7.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($207.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $51,000 ($179.58)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($70.42)
  • Tax - Property: $43,000 ($151.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,000 ($49.30)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($3.52)

Carson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,000 ($686.62)

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2015 and 2016.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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.)

Carson fatal accident list:

Apr 22, 2016 01:54 PM, Sr-21, Lat: 46.414042, Lon: -101.580014, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • 35Total average daily traffic
  • 35Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Carson, ND)

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, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/1996
    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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carson, ND
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 15.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carson, ND
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 30.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%No fuel used


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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