Cathay, North Dakota

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Cathay, North Dakota
City
The post office and gun club in Cathay
The post office and gun club in Cathay
Location of Cathay, North Dakota
Location of Cathay, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139Coordinates: 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Wells
Area[1]
 • Total 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,581 ft (482 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 43
 • Estimate (2014)[3] 43
 • Density 238.9/sq mi (92.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58422
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-12820
GNIS feature ID 1028299[4]

Cathay is a city in Wells County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 43 at the 2010 census.[5] Cathay was founded in 1893.

History[edit]

Cathay had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory.[6]

Geography[edit]

Cathay is located at 47°33′14″N 99°24′41″W / 47.55389°N 99.41139°W / 47.55389; -99.41139 (47.553931, -99.411403).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 225
1920 185 −17.8%
1930 235 27.0%
1940 189 −19.6%
1950 209 10.6%
1960 110 −47.4%
1970 110 0.0%
1980 66 −40.0%
1990 54 −18.2%
2000 56 3.7%
2010 43 −23.2%
Est. 2015 42 [8] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2014 Estimate[3]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 43 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in the city. The population density was 238.9 inhabitants per square mile (92.2/km2). There were 29 housing units at an average density of 161.1 per square mile (62.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White and 2.3% Native American.

There were 19 households of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14% were from 25 to 44; 32.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.8% male and 44.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 56 people, 21 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 305.9 people per square mile (120.1/km²). There were 37 housing units at an average density of 202.1 per square mile (79.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.21% White, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 21 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 75.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $21,607 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,126. There were 5.3% of families and 11.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.7% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Lounsberry, Clement Augustus (1919). Early History of North Dakota: Essential Outlines of American History. Liberty Press. p. 538. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2013.