Tappen, North Dakota

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Population in 2017: 206 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 101  (49.2%)
Females: 105  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

31.0 years
North Dakota median age:

35.4 years

Zip codes: 58487.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,519 (it was $31,625 in 2000)
Tappen:

$56,519
ND:

$61,843

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,688 (it was $14,453 in 2000)

Tappen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,027 (it was $17,900 in 2000)
Tappen:

$51,027
ND:

$194,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $64,306; detached houses: $58,905; mobile homes: $87,982

Median gross rent in 2017: $358.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tappen: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
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Ancestries: German (46.8%), Norwegian (27.6%), Russian (7.7%), English (1.3%), French Canadian (1.3%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1775 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 165 people per square mile   (very low).

Tappen, North Dakota map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
North Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $207 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $342 (1.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Tappen, ND in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tappen, ND in 2017
Tappen satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
North Dakota:

3.0%
Most common industries in Tappen, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Truck transportation (12.0%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Truck transportation (22.0%)
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.0%)
  • Rail transportation (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.0%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (19.0%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.9%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Tappen, ND (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Religious workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4.8%)

Average climate in Tappen, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tappen-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 29% smaller 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.

Earthquake activity:

Tappen-area historical earthquake activity is near North Dakota state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 555.1 miles away from Tappen center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from Tappen center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 191.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 355.3 miles away from Tappen center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 425.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kidder County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tappen topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tappen:

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

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: 2,854)
  • Bismarck State College (about 57 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Northern State University (about 113 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Minot State University (about 123 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 134 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 136 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)

Public high school in Tappen:

Public elementary/middle school in Tappen:

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Points of interest:

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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 that have no violations reported:

  • TAPPEN PUBLIC SCHOOL (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

For population 15 years and over in Tappen:

Marital status in Tappen, ND
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

For population 25 years and over in Tappen:

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
North Dakota average:

9.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tappen, ND (based on Kidder County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,18210
Evangelical Protestant5203
Catholic3252
None408-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

17.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Kidder County:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Kidder County:

27.5%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tappen:

44.5%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tappen:

36.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tappen:

24.1%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tappen:

9.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tappen:

6.8
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Tappen:

32.4%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Tappen:

49.0%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Tappen:

73.7%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tappen, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$255
Financial Administration 0$0 1$425
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$25
Totals for Government 0$0 7$705

Tappen government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($97.09)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($92.23)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($29.13)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($29.13)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($19.42)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($14.56)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($14.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($4.85)

Tappen government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($97.09)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($33.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $17,000 ($82.52)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($14.56)
    Rents: $2,000 ($9.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($4.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $34,000 ($165.05)
    General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($97.09)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($63.11)

Tappen government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($82.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,000 ($82.52)

Tappen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $273,000 ($1325.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($72.82)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.7mTotal length
  • 25,550Total average daily traffic
  • 5,843Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 3980 49th St. Se (Lat: 46.703889 Lon: -99.623528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 14.6 m, Overall height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WPEI906,
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.500 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2014, Expiration Date: 03/11/2024, Registrant: Jamestown Communications, Inc., 2703 Hwy 281 So, Jamestown, ND 58402-1933, Phone: (701) 252-3590, Fax: (701) 252-3591, Email:
  • L1 MOBILES, Lat: 46.864750 Lon: -99.636500, Call Sign: KAK251,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, Grant Date: 09/30/2014, Expiration Date: 12/01/2024, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 8310 Nieman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66214, Phone: (913) 577-8926, 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 SITE, Near 4th Street 0.8 Mi S Of (Lat: 46.864750 Lon: -99.636500), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 81.5 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) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Lat: 46.864111 Lon: -99.591833, Call Sign: WQZJ276,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.412 MHz, 464.462 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2017, Expiration Date: 06/05/2027, Certifier: Douglas W Kramlich, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Tappen Farm Supply Inc, Po Box 65, Tappen, ND 58487
  • Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CUBCRAFTER CC340 (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 453MB , Serial Number: CC11-00227, Year manufactured: 2012, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 09/26/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin Bodvig, 3630 39th Se Ave, Tappen, ND 58487
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84667 , Serial Number: 7AC-3377, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 06/30/2016
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Larry Dockter, 425 3rd St Ne, Tappen, ND 58487, Other Owners: Karen Dockter
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 94544 , Serial Number: 18266439, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 07/10/2015
    Registrant (Partnership): Farms Dawson, 3343 39th Ave Se, Tappen, ND 58487
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7431E , Serial Number: 57131, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 07/26/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 06/10/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Tyson J Bodvig, 4001 27th St Se, Tappen, ND 58487
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/28/2018

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tappen, ND
  • 89.7%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Electricity
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tappen, ND
  • 93.3%Utility gas
  • 6.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Tappen compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Tappen on our top lists:

  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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