Carpenter is located in the northwest portion of Mitchell County, six miles south of the state line. The western city limit is the Worth County line. Highway 105 runs east to west through Carpenter, with St. Ansgar located five miles to the southeast and Northwood ten miles to the west.
Carpenter is a growing town with nearly 130 residents, an increase of nearly thirty people over the past decade. Carpenter relies on the St. Ansgar School district to meet the educational needs of its youth.
The Carpenter Community Center holds hundreds of weddings and auctions. Located behind it is a softball field that hosts many tournaments and leagues each year.
Detailed Profile for the City of Carpenter