Carpio, North Dakota

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Carpio is a city in Ward County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 148 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carpio was founded in 1898. It is commonly believed that the town was named after the first post office which operated out of a railcar - hence 'Car P.O.'.

Geography

Carpio is located at 48°26′32″N 101°42′53″W / 48.44222°N 101.71472°W / 48.44222; -101.71472 (48.442087, -101.714812)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 148 people, 67 households, and 39 families residing in the city. The population density was 251.3 people per square mile (96.9/km²). There were 90 housing units at an average density of 152.8/sq mi (58.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White. 61.1% were of Norwegian and 21.4% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 67 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 2.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 27.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 120.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,397. There were 10.8% of families and 11.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.4% of under eighteens and 12.2% of those over 64.

References

Berthold | Burlington | Carpio | Des Lacs | Donnybrook | Douglas | Kenmare | Makoti | Minot | Ryder | Sawyer | Surrey

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