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Cathay is a city in Wells County.
The community carries the former name of China.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Cathay. For links to other places called Cathay, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Cathay is 47.553N. The longitude is -99.411W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,581 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 56.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cathay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wells County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58422 ZIP code.
36% of Cathay residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cathay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cathay was $15,126, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Cathay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Wells County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cathay political report.
The average commute time for Cathay workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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