Carson, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Carson, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Carson had a population of 298 as of July 1, 2016. Carson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carson is located at latitude 46.4223 and longitude -101.5706 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carson (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,300 feet.

The City of Carson (GNIS ID: 1035956) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Carson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 298
Population in Households 293
Population in Familes 226
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 90
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 114 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $78,226
Average Home Value $141,593


Median Household Income $43,787
Average Household Income $77,885
Per Capita Income $37,135
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.4%
Households 0.31% 0.5%
Families 4.1% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carson, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 65th
Population Density1 # 349 13th
Diversity Index2 # 256 37th
Median Household Income # 353 12th
Per Capita Income # 89 78th

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