Cavalier, North Dakota

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Cavalier, North Dakota
City
Buildings in downtown Cavalier
Buildings in downtown Cavalier
Motto: "Four Seasons Many Reasons"
Location of Cavalier, North Dakota
Location of Cavalier, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°47′43″N 97°37′24″W / 48.79528°N 97.62333°W / 48.79528; -97.62333Coordinates: 48°47′43″N 97°37′24″W / 48.79528°N 97.62333°W / 48.79528; -97.62333
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Area[1]
 • Total 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Land 0.82 sq mi (2.12 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 886 ft (270 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,302
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,262
 • Density 1,587.8/sq mi (613.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58220
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12940
GNIS feature ID 1028302[4]
Highways ND 5, ND 18
Website www.cavaliernd.com

Cavalier is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota, in the United States. It is the county seat of Pembina County.[5] The population was 1,302 at the 2010 census.[6] Cavalier was founded in 1877 and became the county seat in 1911.

Although they bear the same name, Cavalier is not located in nearby Cavalier County. The Tongue River flows past Cavalier and Cavalier Air Force Station is located near the city.

History[edit]

Cavalier was founded in 1875. It was named for Charles Cavileer, an early settler in Pembina County.[7]

Geography and climate[edit]

Cavalier is located at 48°47′43″N 97°37′24″W / 48.79528°N 97.62333°W / 48.79528; -97.62333 (48.795416, -97.623259).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate data for Cavalier, North Dakota (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 14.0
(−10)
19.3
(−7.1)
31.1
(−0.5)
51.4
(10.8)
65.7
(18.7)
73.6
(23.1)
78.2
(25.7)
77.9
(25.5)
67.7
(19.8)
52.5
(11.4)
33.9
(1.1)
18.5
(−7.5)
48.7
(9.3)
Average low °F (°C) −4.9
(−20.5)
−0.2
(−17.9)
13.9
(−10.1)
29.3
(−1.5)
40.7
(4.8)
51.5
(10.8)
55.7
(13.2)
53.0
(11.7)
43.3
(6.3)
31.4
(−0.3)
16.6
(−8.6)
1.4
(−17)
27.7
(−2.4)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.34
(8.6)
0.36
(9.1)
0.72
(18.3)
1.06
(26.9)
2.62
(66.5)
3.68
(93.5)
3.04
(77.2)
2.43
(61.7)
1.87
(47.5)
1.68
(42.7)
0.79
(20.1)
0.46
(11.7)
19.06
(484.1)
Snowfall inches (cm) 7.2
(18.3)
4.8
(12.2)
5.4
(13.7)
3.0
(7.6)
0.7
(1.8)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.1
(5.3)
6.7
(17)
7.5
(19.1)
37.5
(95.3)
Source: NOAA[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 671
1910 652 −2.8%
1920 819 25.6%
1930 850 3.8%
1940 1,105 30.0%
1950 1,459 32.0%
1960 1,423 −2.5%
1970 1,381 −3.0%
1980 1,505 9.0%
1990 1,508 0.2%
2000 1,537 1.9%
2010 1,302 −15.3%
Est. 2013 1,262 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2013 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 1,302 people, 641 households and 333 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,587.8 inhabitants per square mile (613.1/km2). There were 723 housing units at an average density of 881.7 per square mile (340.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 2.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 641 households of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.0% were non-families. 43.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 47.3 years. 18.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census, there were 1,537 people, 679 households and 399 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,938.1 per square mile (751.2/km²). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 945.7 per square mile (366.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.27% White, 0.46% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population.

There were 679 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.92.

22.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median household income was $35,667 and the median family income was $48,450. Males had a median income of $30,313 compared with $21,548 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,586. About 7.8% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Based on data from the 2000 Census, 6.8% of Cavalier's population is of Icelandic ancestry, making Cavalier the city with the highest proportion of Icelandic residents in the United States.[12]

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

The city of Cavalier is served by Cavalier Public School (K-12). The school's athletic teams are known as the Tornadoes. Team colors are orange and black.

High school championships[edit]

From 2002 to 2005, the Cavalier Tornadoes football team, led by coach Rod Oksendahl (1978–2005), had a 47-game winning streak, the second longest winning streak in North Dakota high school football history. The streak ended when the Tornadoes lost to the Velva-Sawyer Aggies in the 2005 State Class 'A' championship game.[13]

Sites of interest[edit]

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