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The City of Zap had a population of 249 as of July 1, 2021. Zap ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Zap is located at latitude 47.2864 and longitude -101.9227 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Zap 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 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.

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Zap, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 249 (100%)
Population in Households 249 (100.0%)
Population in Families 203 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 245
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $69,897
Average Household Income $87,532
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $38,013
Wealth Index5 103


Total HU (Housing Units) 142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (73.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $209,091
Average Home Value $219,712
Housing Affordability Index3 215


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.44% -0.4%
Households 0.55% -0.35%
Families 1.08% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   0.86%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%

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, 2021 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 # 151 63rd
Population Density # 240 40th
Median Household Income # 152 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 243 61st
Per Capita Income # 197 51st
Diversity Index # 90 78th

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