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Population in 2012: 326 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 

Males: 159  (48.8%)
Females: 167  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  45.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99546.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $65,129 (it was $52,727 in 2000)
Adak:

$65,129
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,487

Adak CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,042.

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  • Asian alone - 171 (52.5%)
  • White alone - 59 (18.1%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (9.5%)
  • Hispanic - 29 (8.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (5.5%)
  • Black alone - 13 (4.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 5 (1.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Adak: 102.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (13.6%), German (10.7%), Italian (5.0%), Irish (3.6%), Norwegian (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%).

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Adak:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Adak CDP:

  • Never married: 8.9%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 25.7%

11 residents are foreign born (20.5% Asia, 1.6% North America).

This place:  8.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Adak, Alaska as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Adak to the number of sex offenders is 163 to 1.


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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Educational services (56%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Plant and system operators (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Adak-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 4104% 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)

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

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Airports located in Adak:

  • Adak Airport (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 100, Itinerant Ops: 50, Military Ops: 5)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Adak:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 1196 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 1357 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii (about 2320 miles; Laie, HI; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Leeward Community College (about 2335 miles; Pearl City, HI; FT enrollment: 3,228)
  • Hawaii Pacific University (about 2343 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa (about 2345 miles; Honolulu, HI; FT enrollment: 14,726)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2345 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)

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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

 
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 CORPORATION (Population served: 150, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2004
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JAN-04-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2005)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 92 regular monitoring violations
  • 14 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.7%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 10.5% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Adak, AK

217 people in maritime/merchant vessels in 2010

Adak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Adak travel time to work - commute


Adak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (96%)
  • Wood (4%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.60%
Here16.6%
USA50.2%

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,786$33,4320$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$4,441$53,2920$0
Firefighters 1$4,613$55,3560$0
Totals for Government 3$11,840$47,3600$0


14.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.67%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($32,125 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.29% ($27,429)
from Honolulu County, HI  1.11% ($21,500)


18.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

18.20%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.78% ($40,064 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.36% ($39,348)
to San Joaquin County, CA  1.30% ($24,409)

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)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 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: 03/20/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017
    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, 130.700 MHz, 2.95740 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 5.49740 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 6.58140 MHz, 8.85640 MHz, 10.0674 MHz, 11.3644 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/20/2007, Expiration Date: 03/12/2017
    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, 156.450 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3544 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: 08/15/2006, Expiration Date: 08/22/2016, Certifier: Kris E Hutchison
    Registrant: Aviation Spectrum Resources Inc, 2551 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401, Phone: (410) 266-2132, Fax: (410) 266-2047, 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
    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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4150 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8419K , Serial Number: 108-1419, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/10/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Hooven, Po Box 2094, Adak, AK 99546



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