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Zap, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Zap had a population of 279 as of July 1, 2017. 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 47.2851 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, 2017.

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Zap, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 279
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 143
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 279
Population in Familes 229
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 267
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $62,368
Average Household Income $91,533
Per Capita Income $39,418


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $204,481


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.28% 1.66%
Households 2.35% 1.65%
Families 3.21% 1.54%
Median Household Income   4.65%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2017 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 # 146 64th
Population Density # 238 41st
Diversity Index # 98 76th
Median Household Income # 137 66th
Per Capita Income # 75 82nd

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