Tappen, North Dakota

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Population in 2013: 199 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.2%
 
Males: 99  (50.0%)
Females: 100  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
North Dakota median age:  35.5 years

Zip codes: 58487.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,446 (it was $31,625 in 2000)
Tappen:

$49,446
ND:

$55,759

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,652 (it was $14,453 in 2000)

Tappen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $28,991 (it was $17,900 in 2000)
Tappen:

$28,991
ND:

$155,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,943; Detached houses: $44,846; Mobile homes: $44,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $449.

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  • Races in Tappen, ND (2010)

    Tappen races chart
    • 19197.0%White alone
    • 52.5%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tappen: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.4%), Norwegian (20.5%), Russian (3.4%), Scottish (2.5%), Swedish (2.0%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1775 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

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

Tappen, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Tappen:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tappen city:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

5 residents are foreign born (2.4% Europe).

This city:

2.4%
North Dakota:

1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $273 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $285 (1.0%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
North Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -28 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Tappen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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 Tappen 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, 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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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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.3%
(46.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
North Dakota average:

10.1

Tappen travel time to work - commute Tappen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
Kidder County:

17.24 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

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

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$425
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$255
Sewerage 0$0 1$25
Totals for Government 0$0 7$705

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burleigh County, ND  1.26% ($37,167 average AGI)


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burleigh County, ND  2.98% ($35,931 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 persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 40m131ftTotal 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:

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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