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Population in 2012: 199 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 

Males: 100  (50.7%)
Females: 99  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  40.3 years
North Dakota median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 58487.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,615 (it was $31,625 in 2000)
Tappen:

$37,615
ND:

$53,585
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,741

Tappen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $26,453 (it was $17,900 in 2000)
Tappen:

$26,453
ND:

$142,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,415; Detached houses: $42,087; Mobile homes: $43,240

Median gross rent in 2012: $410.

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  • White alone - 191 (97.0%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)

Races in Tappen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tappen: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (47.5%), Norwegian (21.8%), Russian (3.6%), Scottish (2.4%), Swedish (2.4%), United States (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1775 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 159 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Tappen:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tappen city:

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 1.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

20 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.1%
North Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $283 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $291 (1.3%)

Tappen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (54.4 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (333.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (685.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dawson, ND (2.4 miles) , Steele, ND (3.7 miles ), Medina, ND (4.0 miles ), Pettibone, ND (4.2 miles) , Robinson, ND (4.4 miles) , Streeter, ND (4.5 miles) , Woodworth, ND (4.9 miles) , Driscoll, ND (4.9 miles) .

Latitude: 46.88 N, Longitude: 99.63 W

Area code: 701

Tappen household income distribution Tappen home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
North Dakota:

2.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-11.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Tappen-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/11/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Tappen city center caused $650,000 in damages.

On 7/1/1952, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 26 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kidder County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Tappen:

  • GOLDEN MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; STEELE, ND)

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Airports located in Tappen:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tappen:

  • University of Mary (about 54 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 57 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • Minot State University (about 123 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 134 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • University of North Dakota (about 141 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 10,215)

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Notable location: Tappen Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Kidder County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tappen and their reported violations in the past:

TAPPEN PUBLIC SCHOOL (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2002), St Public Notif received (OCT-24-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2000), St Public Notif received (OCT-31-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Notification, Public - Between JUL-28-1998 and AUG-28-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-1998)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.7%
(45.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.4%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tappen, ND

Tappen compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tappen travel time to work - commute


Tappen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tappen city (based on Kidder County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.17%
Here80.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodOther
Adherents33.8%23.2%16.2%12.5%14.4%
Congregations23.5%17.6%23.5%5.9%29.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Kidder County:

17.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kidder County:

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kidder County:

27.5%
State:

27.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$314
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$153
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$68
Sewerage 0$0 1$28
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$68
Totals for Government 0$0 8$631


5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
North Dakota average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.37% ($28,643 average AGI)


4.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
North Dakota average:

7.80%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Burleigh County, ND  1.76% ($39,833 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tappen:

  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tappen:

  • KYNU (98.3 FM; CARRINGTON, ND; Owner: TWO RIVERS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Tappen fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 1978 04:35 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 40 meters (131ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,550
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,843

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tappen)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Nr 4th St .8 Mi S (Lat: 46.864694 Lon: -99.636778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79 m, Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: KAK251
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.010 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 161.250 MHz, 161.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 12/01/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • .8 Mi S (Lat: 46.864694 Lon: -99.636778), Call Sign: WNMN569
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2003, Expiration Date: 01/13/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2010, Certifier: Robert C Leeham
    Registrant: The Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 4 Mi S 1 Mi E 3 Mi S 1.1 Mi E Off I94 Exit 47 (Lat: 46.792472 Lon: -99.531222), Call Sign: WYP327
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.605 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2012, Certifier: Marty L Berlinger
    Registrant: Otter Tail Power Company, 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, Phone: (218) 739-8584, Fax: (218) 739-8632, Email:
  • Tappen MW, Ndhwy 10 In Sw Cnr Of Sec 10 & 0.8mi S Of (Lat: 46.864694 Lon: -99.636750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQNK904
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/09/2011, Expiration Date: 03/09/2021, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1908E , Serial Number: 7AC-5475, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry L Dockter, 425 3rd St Ne, Tappen, ND 58487, Other Owners: Karen A Dockter
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4002Z , Serial Number: 18-7953, Year manufactured: 1963
    Registrant (Corporation): Tappen Farm Supply Inc, Po Box 65, Tappen, ND 58487
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43476 , Serial Number: 7135, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): W Howard Hasse, 3803 35th Dr Se, Tappen, ND 58487, Other Owners: J Wayne Hasse
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4534F , Serial Number: 185-1019, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1966
    Registrant (Corporation): Tappen Farm Supply Inc, Po Box 65, Tappen, ND 58487



Most common first names in Tappen, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John778.1 years
Adam473.5 years
Eugene351.7 years
Clarence377.0 years
Jacob382.7 years
Leonard377.3 years
Mary389.6 years
Harold266.0 years
Albert285.0 years
Fred280.0 years
Most common last names in Tappen, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pfaff878.2 years
Stroh770.6 years
Kemmet583.0 years
Mittleider572.0 years
Binder453.5 years
Martin489.5 years
Hackman471.8 years
Geist388.0 years
Rieker381.3 years
Hust354.3 years

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  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #79 (58487) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries"
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