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 303 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Carson, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 303
Daytime Population: Workers 280
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 298
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 75
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $45,399
Average Household Income $82,329
Per Capita Income $39,558


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $81,667
Average Home Value $143,534


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.39%
Households 0.62% 0.37%
Families 3.69% 0.22%
Median Household Income   5.22%
Per Capita Income   3.22%

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, 2017 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 # 139 66th
Population Density # 347 14th
Diversity Index # 259 36th
Median Household Income # 357 11th
Per Capita Income # 67 84th

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