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Population in 2019: 326 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 193  (59.4%)
Females: 133  (40.6%)
Median resident age:

34.0 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99546.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,037 (it was $52,727 in 2000)
Adak:

$68,037
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,376 (it was $31,747 in 2000)

Adak CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $32,592; in 2-unit structures: $25,188; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $38,848

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,267.

March 2019 cost of living index in Adak: 102.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.4%
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  • Races in Adak, AK (2019)
    • 7031.3%White alone
    • 5022.3%Hispanic
    • 3314.7%Asian alone
    • 2310.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 198.5%American Indian alone
    • 198.5%Two or more races
    • 83.6%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Adak, Alaska as of May 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Adak is 61 to 1.


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Ancestries: Italian (5.9%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated on 04/2001

Land area: 122.4 square miles.

Population density: 2.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Adak, Alaska map

58 residents are foreign born (11.6% Asia, 3.1% Latin America).

This place:

25.9%
Alaska:

7.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (1197.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (3097.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Atka, AK (10.3 miles),
Nikolski, AK (18.3 miles),
Unalaska, AK (21.1 miles ),
Akutan, AK (21.8 miles ),
False Pass, AK (24.1 miles),
Cold Bay, AK (24.8 miles),
King Cove, AK (25.1 miles ),
Sand Point, AK (26.5 miles )

Latitude: 51.88 N, Longitude: 176.65 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Adak, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Adak, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Adak, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.8%)
  • Food (13.3%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (15.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (9.0%)
  • Public administration (9.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.5%)
  • Food (9.5%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.5%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
Most common occupations in Adak, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Electricians (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.5%)
  • Cashiers (9.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)

Average climate in Adak, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Adak-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3045% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1957 at 14:22:31, a magnitude 9.1 (9.1 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1996 at 04:03:35, a magnitude 7.9 (6.6 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.4 ME, Depth: 20.5 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 45.1 miles away from Adak center
On 5/7/1986 at 22:47:10, a magnitude 8.0 (6.4 MB, 7.7 MS, 7.9 MS, 8.0 MW) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1905 at 08:46:36, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1996 at 15:24:56, a magnitude 7.3 (5.9 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.3 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 16.3 mi) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from Adak center
On 5/2/1971 at 06:08:27, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 40.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Aleutians West Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Adak topographic map

Airports located in Adak:

  • Adak Airport (ADK) (Runways: 1, Commercial Ops: 212, Itinerant Ops: 100, Military Ops: 28)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adak:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 1196 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 1196 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 1357 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 2320 miles; Laie, HI; FT enrollment: 3,527)
  • Peninsula College (about 2329 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Leeward Community College (about 2335 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 4,589)
  • Honolulu Community College (about 2342 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 2,538)

Public high school in Adak:

  • ADAK SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 100 MECHANICS ROAD, Grades: KG-12)
See full list of schools located in Adak

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Adak: Pier Number 5 (A), Pier Number 3 (B), Eastern Aleutian Tribes Adak Medical Center (C), Adak Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Andrew Lake (A), Lake Constant (B), Lake Leone (C), Miti Lake (D), Mitt Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Sweeper Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Caleb J. Ross - Author of Stranger Will.

Aleutians West Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

ADAK UTILITIES (Population served: 220, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In SEP-30-2008. Follow-up actions: St Other (JAN-18-2007), St BCA signed (JUN-13-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-20-2013)
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 166 regular monitoring violations
  • 47 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.1%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

217 people in maritime/merchant vessels in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Adak:

Marital status in Adak, AK
  • Never married: 50.2%
  • Now married: 31.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Adak:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Adak, AK (based on Aleutians West Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox7546
Evangelical Protestant2323
Catholic1851
Other1121
Mainline Protestant821
None4,196-
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: 5
Aleutians West Census Area:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians West Census Area:

28.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Adak:

46.5%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Adak:

28.5
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.6%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Adak:

8.3%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.1%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Adak:

81.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Adak, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$7,500$90,0002$652
Sewerage 0$0 2$360
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$682
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$8,686
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,683
Totals for Government 1$7,500$90,00012$12,063

Adak government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $301,000 ($923.31)
    Regular Highways: $145,000 ($444.79)
    General Public Buildings: $99,000 ($303.68)
    Financial Administration: $89,000 ($273.01)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($147.24)
    Air Transportation: $40,000 ($122.70)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($122.70)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($113.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($64.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($27.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($18.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($6.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($110.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($21.47)

Adak government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $44,000 ($134.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($104.29)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($88.96)
    Other: $3,000 ($9.20)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,000 ($3.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $176,000 ($539.88)
    General Revenue - Other: $81,000 ($248.47)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($15.34)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($9.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($147.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $475,000 ($1457.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $333,000 ($1021.47)
    Other Selective Sales: $133,000 ($407.98)

Adak government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $731,000 ($2242.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $629,000 ($1929.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,000 ($312.88)

Adak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,497,000 ($7659.51)

13.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,214 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.99%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.84% ($46,971 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.37% ($55,308)

Strongest AM radio stations in Adak:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Adak:

  • K04LY (Channel 4; ADAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13SH (Channel 13; ADAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.9mTotal length
  • 50Total average daily traffic
  • 60Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Adak)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • Pier #5 Supply Rd (Lat: 51.865306 Lon: -176.552472), Type: Tower, Overall height: 20 m, Call Sign: KVY662,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2000, Expiration Date: 08/08/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: Aleut Enterprise Corporation, 4000 Old Seward Hwy Ste 301, Anchorage, AK 99503
  • Adak Airport (Lat: 51.871944 Lon: -176.642472), Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KWC51,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.64940 MHz, 4.64640 MHz, 4.94890 MHz, 5.12390 MHz, 5.31140 MHz, 8.01640 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2017, Expiration Date: 03/12/2027, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Adak Airport (Lat: 51.871944 Lon: -176.642472), Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KWE8,
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.300 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 2.95740 MHz, 5.49740 MHz, 6.58140 MHz, 8.85640 MHz, 10.0674 MHz, 11.3644 MHz, 130.700 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, Grant Date: 04/04/2017, Expiration Date: 03/12/2027, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Reeve Air Terminal (Lat: 51.868889 Lon: -176.643306), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQB331, Licensee ID: L00006636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 2.09740 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3544 MHz, 16.5294 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 05/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/22/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2002, Registrant: Reeve Aleutian Airways Inc, 4700 W International Airport Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502
  • Adak Naval Air Station (Lat: 51.878611 Lon: -176.645806), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WYO8,
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.125 MHz, 130.025 MHz, 131.550 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2016, Expiration Date: 08/22/2026, Certifier: Kris E Hutchison, Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 180 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-6030, Fax: (443) 951-0349, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: NL7SJ, Previous Call Sign: WL7BUV, Grant Date: 07/03/1989, Expiration Date: 07/03/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2001, Registrant: Michael J Donovan, Box 557 Nsga, Adak, AK 98777
  • Call Sign: W6KZT, Licensee ID: L00692704, Grant Date: 05/30/2003, Expiration Date: 05/30/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2015, Registrant: Charles W Luck Jr, 112d Beverly Cove, Adak, AK 99546-2032
  • Call Sign: WL7BUU, Grant Date: 07/03/1989, Expiration Date: 07/03/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/04/2001, Registrant: Mary J Garigen, Box 29 Nsga, Adak, AK 98777

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Adak, AK
  • 91.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Adak, AK
  • 94.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Electricity


Adak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Adak on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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