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Encyclopedia > Carrington, North Dakota
Carrington, North Dakota
Nickname: Central City
Location of Carrington, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°27′0″N 99°7′26″W / 47.45, -99.12389
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Foster
Government
 - Mayor Don Frye
Area
 - City  1.5 sq mi (3.8 km²)
 - Land  1.5 sq mi (3.8 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  1,588 ft (484 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 2,268
 - Density 1,531.9/sq mi (591.5/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58421
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12340GR2
GNIS feature ID 1028287GR3

Carrington is a city in Foster County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Foster CountyGR6. The population was 2,268 at the 2000 census. Carrington was founded in 1883. // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... List of North Dakota counties: Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder... Foster County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Don Frye (born November 23, 1965) is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, actor, and professional wrestler. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... In the North American Numbering Plan, area code 701 is used to address long distance calls to and within the state of North Dakota. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Foster County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Carrington is home to Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. Dakota Growers Pasta Company is an agricultural processing company located in Carrington, North Dakota. ...

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Geography

Carrington is located at 47°27′0″N, 99°7′26″W (47.450080, -99.123881)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 km² (1.5 mi²), all land. Carrington's zip code is 58421. The area code is 701 area code. Carrington has 5 local phone codes. 307, 649, 650, 652, and 653. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,268 people, 961 households, and 594 families residing in the city. The population density was 591.7/km² (1,531.9/mi²). There were 1,057 housing units at an average density of 275.8/km² (713.9/mi²). 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. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


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. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


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. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Media

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Print

Weekly

Monday
  • Foster County Independent

Television

Local cable television stations

Midcontinent Communications

These are locally produced cable television stations carried on the Midcontinent Communications Cable system in Barlow, Carrington and New Rockford. Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Midcontinent Communications is a provider of cable TV, internet, and general telephony services for home and business, serving the states of Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota (where the company is headquartered, in the city of Sioux Falls). ...

Cable Channel Call sign/Name Programming City based in
5 KFYR-TV NBC Bismarck, North Dakota
12 Local Channel Local Announcements and KDAK 1600AM Audio Carrington-New Rockford
14 WDAY-DT2 The CW network affiliate Fargo
23 Midcontinent Channel/Fighting Sioux Sports Network Airs UND hockey games and sometimes other athletic events Grand Forks

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Dakota Central Telecommunications

These are locally produced cable television stations carried on the Dakota Central Telecommunications Cable system in Carrington-Medina-Bowdon: Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...

Digital Cable
Channel
Call sign/Name Programming City based in Notes
1 DCT Information Channel
2 Jamestown Community Channel Jamestown, North Dakota
3 Weather
5 KFYR-TV NBC Bismarck, North Dakota
14 Carrington Community Channel Carrington, North Dakota
15 Fighting Sioux Sports Network Airs UND hockey games and sometimes other athletic events Grand Forks
17 DCTV High School and College Sports Carrington, North Dakota-Jamestown, North Dakota
132 WDAY-DT2 The CW network affiliate Fargo
945 Big Dog Country KYNU 95.5 FM
946 Kool 98.3 KXGT 98.3 FM
947 Kiss 93.3 KSJZ 93.3 FM
948 103.1 The Raven KRVX 103.1 FM

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Strongest Radio Stations

AM Radio

AM radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner City
550 AM KFYR Fox News Radio News/Talk Chesterman Communications Bismarck
600 AM KSJB -- Classic country Chesterman Communications Jamestown
710 AM KXMR ESPN Radio Sports Clear Channel Communications Bismarck
1600 AM KDAK Dakota Country Radio Country Sioux Valley Broadcasting Carrington

Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... KFYR is a radio station located in Bismarck, North Dakota. ... The Fox News Channel is a top-rated U.S. conservative cable and satellite news channel, who claims to provide fair & balanced news. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ... KSJB is an AM radio station based in Jamestown, North Dakota. ... Classic Country is a radio format that specializes in playing mainstream country hits from past decades. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... KXMR (710 AM kHz) is a radio station located in Bismarck, North Dakota airing ESPN Radio, and is owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Location of Bismarck in Burleigh County, North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ... KOVC is an AM radio station based in Valley City, ND. It is an information station, with frequent weather, news and sports updates. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ...

FM Radio

FM radio stations
Frequency Call sign Name Format Owner Target city/market City of license
98.3 FM KXGT Kool 98.3 Oldies Two Rivers Broadcasting Jamestown, ND Carrington, ND

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Transportation

Highways that run through Carrington include U.S. 52, U.S. 281, ND 200, and Foster County CR 1605. The Soo Line, Red River Valley and Western, and Burlington Northern railroads pass through Carrington. U.S. Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 281 is a north-south United States highway. ... North Dakota Highway 200 is a major east-west highway in North Dakota. ... U.S. Highway 281 is a north-south United States highway. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Illinois railroads | Michigan railroads | Minnesota railroads | North Dakota railroads | South Dakota railroads | Wisconsin railroads ... The Red River Valley and Western Railroad (AAR reporting mark RRVW) is a regional railroad operating in the US state of North Dakota. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ...


Sites of interest

  • Crossroads Golf Club

Notable residents

Jim Kleinsasser (born January 31, 1977 in Carrington, North Dakota) is an American Football player who currently plays fullback and tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. He attended the University of North Dakota and played for the Fighting Sioux football team. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... Larry Alfred Woiwode (born October 30, 1941) is a distinguished American writer who lives in North Dakota, where he has been the states Poet Laureate since 1995. ...

External links

  • City of Carrington official website

Coordinates: 47.45008° N 99.123881° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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