Zap, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 245 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.1%
 
Males: 117  (47.9%)
Females: 128  (52.1%)
Median resident age:  52.5 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 58580.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,402 (it was $30,536 in 2000)
Zap:

$40,402
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $27,605 (it was $16,175 in 2000)

Zap city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $108,888 (it was $22,500 in 2000)
Zap:

$108,888
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $129,925; Detached houses: $146,479; Mobile homes: $94,839

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,044.

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  • Races in Zap, ND (2010)

    Zap races chart
    • 21691.1%White alone
    • 104.2%Two or more races
    • 73.0%American Indian alone
    • 31.3%Asian alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Zap: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Norwegian (27.2%), Italian (4.0%), American (2.4%), European (1.6%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 1845 feet

Land area: 1.04 square miles.

Population density: 235 people per square mile   (very low).

Zap,ND real estate house value index trend

Zap, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Zap:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zap city:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 73.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $417 (0.4%)

Zap satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bismarck, ND (63.1 miles , pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (444.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (795.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Golden Valley, ND (2.6 miles) , Beulah, ND (2.6 miles ), Dodge, ND (3.6 miles) , Hazen, ND (3.8 miles ), Halliday, ND (4.5 miles ), Stanton, ND (5.0 miles ), White Shield, ND (5.1 miles ), Pick City, ND (5.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $132,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.29 N, Longitude: 101.92 W

Area code: 701

Zap household income distribution Zap home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -55 (-19.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Utilities (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Retail trade (53%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (42%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Zap, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Zap-area historical tornado activity is below North Dakota state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Zap city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/24/1975, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zap-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 58% 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 460.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 614.7 miles away from Zap center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 286.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 460.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 287.5 miles away from Zap center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 382.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mercer County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 8, Snows: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zap topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Zap:

  • KNIFE RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEULAH, ND)
  • SAKAKAWEA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HAZEN, ND)
  • SAKAKAWEA MEDICAL CENTER - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HAZEN, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zap:

  • Bismarck State College (about 62 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 3,015)
  • University of Mary (about 68 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Minot State University (about 73 miles; Minot, ND; FT enrollment: 2,887)
  • Northern State University (about 208 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Black Hills State University (about 215 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • University of North Dakota (about 231 miles; Grand Forks, ND; FT enrollment: 12,858)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 231 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.37
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.557. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.557
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.47
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.3%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.2%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Zap (2011 data):

  • Union State Bank of Hazen: Paying And Receiving Station Branch at 117 Main Street, branch established on 1981/07/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $97.9 mil, Deposits: $86.9 mil, headquarters in Hazen, ND, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Hazen Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Zap city (based on Mercer County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,55620
Mainline Protestant1,9266
Catholic1,1572
Other1181
None1,667-
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: 3
Mercer County:

3.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Mercer County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Mercer County:

27.1%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Zap:

49.3%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Zap:

43.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.2
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Zap:

21.4%
North Dakota:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Zap:

9.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Zap:

32.7%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.9%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Zap:

73.9%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Zap, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 3$896
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$483
Streets and Highways 1$2,644$31,7281$600
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$207
Totals for Government 1$2,644$31,72811$2,186

Zap government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $46,000 ($187.76)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($151.02)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($81.63)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($77.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($73.47)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($32.65)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($20.41)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($16.33)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($12.24)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($8.16)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($8.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($8.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,000 ($4.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $82,000 ($334.69)

Zap government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($73.47)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($16.33)
    All Other: $2,000 ($8.16)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($53.06)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($36.73)
    Rents: $5,000 ($20.41)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($4.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($93.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $87,000 ($355.10)
    Highways: $9,000 ($36.73)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($20.41)
    NEC: $2,000 ($8.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000 ($4.08)

Zap government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $51,000 ($208.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($102.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $26,000 ($106.12)

Zap government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $215,000 ($877.55)

5.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
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  1.06% ($34,361 average AGI)
from Morton County, ND  0.68% ($51,957)
from Cass County, ND  0.41% ($39,929)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
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  1.93% ($52,985 average AGI)
to Morton County, ND  0.44% ($29,133)
to McLean County, ND  0.32% ($53,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zap:

  • KHOL (1410 AM; 1 kW; BEULAH, ND; Owner: TWO GUYS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBMR (1130 AM; 10 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KFYR (550 AM; 5 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHRT (1320 AM; 10 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTC (1460 AM; 5 kW; DICKINSON, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCJB (910 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KRRZ (1390 AM; 5 kW; MINOT, ND; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KEYZ (660 AM; 5 kW; WILLISTON, ND; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Zap:

  • K07EZ (Channel 7; BEULAH, ND; Owner: BEULAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • K09EZ (Channel 9; BEULAH, ND; Owner: BEULAH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 650Total average daily traffic
  • 65Total average daily truck traffic
  • 800Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Zap Public School Bldg (Lat: 47.286111 Lon: -101.919889), Type: Building, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: KNDL395
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.100 MHz, 155.715 MHzGrant Date: 06/06/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022Registrant: Mercer Cty Sheriffs Dept., 419 North Ave, Stanton, ND 58571, Phone: (701) 745-3333
  • Indian Head Mine (Lat: 47.275000 Lon: -101.875444), Call Sign: WDG28
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.925 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/2001, Expiration Date: 08/25/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2011Registrant: Falkirk Mining Company, 2801 1st Street Sw, Underwood, ND 58576, Phone: (701) 250-2421, Fax: (701) 442-5288, Email:
  • Intake Ps 14 Mi Ne Renner Bay (Lat: 47.464444 Lon: -101.849056), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNWA491, Licensee ID: L00056104
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHzGrant Date: 03/18/1996, Expiration Date: 04/10/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2001Registrant: North Dakota State Water Commission, 4665 2nd St Sw, Dickinson, ND 58601, Phone: (701) 224-4956

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WB0NZJ, Licensee ID: L01331559, Grant Date: 10/12/2007, Expiration Date: 01/06/2018, Certifier: Harvey G Boehler, Registrant: Harvey G Boehler, Zap, ND 58580-0036
  • Call Sign: KG4YAD, Licensee ID: L00629089, Grant Date: 12/05/2012, Expiration Date: 01/27/2023, Certifier: Theodore N Barasatian, Registrant: Theodore N Barasatian, 107 4th Ave E Apt 5, Zap, ND 58580

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

ZAP CITY OF (Population served: 237, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chloramine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In OCT-04-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
Most common first names in Zap, ND among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John673.8 years
Edwin469.5 years
Ella482.3 years
Pauline475.2 years
Albert382.3 years
George374.7 years
Fred371.3 years
Peter379.7 years
Jacob269.4 years
Gottfried276.0 years
Most common last names in Zap, ND among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weigum769.4 years
Fischer667.5 years
Winkler681.0 years
Bitterman573.0 years
Schulz475.3 years
Dschaak473.5 years
Bauer373.0 years
Herrmann384.6 years
Beick374.7 years
Hoffman375.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (63%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Zap compared to North Dakota state average:

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