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Zap, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Zap had a population of 263 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Zap is located at latitude 47.2851 and longitude -101.9237 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Zap (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,847 feet.

The City of Zap (GNIS ID: 1036345) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Zap population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Zap, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 263
Population in Households 263
Population in Familes 217
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 252
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 122
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $118,182
Average Home Value $184,804


Median Household Income $63,267
Average Household Income $90,380
Per Capita Income $38,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.68% 1.9%
Households 1.82% 2.05%
Families 2.96% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Zap, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zap to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 63rd
Population Density1 # 247 39th
Diversity Index2 # 126 69th
Median Household Income # 107 74th
Per Capita Income # 49 88th

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