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Carrington, North Dakota

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Carrington, North Dakota
Grain Elevator in Carrington
Grain Elevator in Carrington
Central City
Location of Carrington, North Dakota
Location of Carrington, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°27′0″N 99°7′26″W / 47.45000°N 99.12389°W / 47.45000; -99.12389
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Dakota
 • MayorNeil Fandrich
 • Total2.32 sq mi (6.01 km2)
 • Land2.32 sq mi (6.01 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,588 ft (484 m)
 • Total2,065
 • Estimate 
 • Density853.82/sq mi (329.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)701
FIPS code38-12340
GNIS feature ID1028287[4]
HighwaysUS 52, US 281, ND 200

Carrington is a city in Foster County, North Dakota, United States. It is the county seat of Foster County.[5] The population was 2,065 at the 2010 census.[6] Carrington was founded in 1883.

Carrington is home to Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc.


Carrington was platted in 1882 by M. D. Carrington, and named for him.[7] Carrington has been the county seat since 1883.[8] A post office has been in operation at Carrington since 1883.[9]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), all land.[10] Carrington's zip code is 58421. The area code is 701. Carrington has five local phone exchanges: 307, 649, 650, 652 and 653.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,980[3]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2018 Estimate[12]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,065 people, 951 households, and 540 families living in the city. The population density was 978.7 inhabitants per square mile (377.9/km2). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 500.9 per square mile (193.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.1% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 951 households, of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,268 people, 961 households, and 594 families living in the city. The population density was 1,531.9 people per square mile (591.7/km2). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 713.9 per square mile (275.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.81% White, 0.18% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 961 households, out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,197, and the median income for a family was $41,654. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $19,722 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,012. About 7.0% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Local media


  • Foster County Independent

AM Radio

AM radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner City
1600 AM KDAK Dakota Country Radio Full service/Country Ingstad Family Media Carrington


Midcontinent Communications provides cable service to the city of Carrington[13][14] and New Rockford. Dakota Central Telecommunications provides cable service to Carrington, Jamestown, and other nearby communities.


The city of Carrington is served by Carrington Elementary School and Carrington High School. Prairie View Adventist School is also in Carrington.


Two federal highways pass through Carrington. U.S. 281 runs north to south through the area. U.S. 52 runs east and west, co-signed with ND 200 and to U.S. 281, then runs northwest and southeast route. ND 200 runs east and west through the area.

Highways that run through Carrington include U.S. 52, U.S. 281, ND 200 and Foster County CR 1605. The city is also served by both the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Red River Valley and Western Railroad.

Major roads and streets

North and south

  • 4th Avenue U.S. Route 281 (City Park, Crossroads Golf Course, residential, commercial, industrial)
  • 11th Avenue (North of Main Street) (residential, commercial, industrial)
  • 13th Avenue (South of Main Street) (residential, industrial)
  • 14th Avenue (South of Main Street) (residential, industrial)
  • 66th Avenue SE 19th Avenue (Old Hwy 281) ( Foster County Fairgrounds, industrial)

East and west

  • 11th Street North (Dakota Growers, industrial)
  • Highway 200 Carrington Airport, residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Main Street (Carrington High School, residential, central business district, commercial, industrial)
  • 3rd Street South (City Park, Stadium of 76, Foster County Fairgrounds, residential)
  • 7th Street South (residential, industrial)

Notable people


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Carrington has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[16]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 2, 2011.[dead link]
  7. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State. WPA. p. 205. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5.
  8. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 834. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  9. ^ "Foster County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  11. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "Midcontinent Cable TV HD/Standard Channel Listings – Midcontinent Communications". Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Working QAM cable layout". Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  15. ^ He Heard America Singing: Arthur Farwell, Composer and Crusading Music Educator. Scarecrow Press. 1992. pp. 885 total. ISBN 978-0810825802. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "Carrington, North Dakota Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved September 21, 2015.

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