Akiachak, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 627. Population change since 2000: +7.2%
Males: 322  (51.5%)
Females: 305  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  25.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99551.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,044 (it was $35,833 in 2000)
Akiachak:

$51,044
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,784 (it was $8,321 in 2000)

Akiachak CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $169,438 (it was $51,400 in 2000)
Akiachak:

$169,438
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $794.

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  • Races in Akiachak, AK (2010)

    Akiachak races chart
    • 59695.1%American Indian alone
    • 223.5%White alone
    • 61.0%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Akiachak: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (4.7%), German (3.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated on 02/07/1974

Land area: 6.76 square miles.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (very low).

Akiachak, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Akiachak:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 25.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akiachak CDP:

  • Never married: 46.8%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Akiachak CDP:  1.7% ($850)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (390.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2653.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Akiak, AK (2.6 miles ), Kwethluk, AK (2.6 miles ), Bethel, AK (3.8 miles ), Oscarville, AK (4.1 miles) , Napaskiak, AK (4.2 miles ), Tuluksak, AK (4.5 miles ), Napakiak, AK (4.9 miles ), Atmautluak, AK (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 60.90 N, Longitude: 161.41 W

Area code: 907

Akiachak household income distribution Akiachak home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

13.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (31%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Akiachak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Akiachak, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Akiachak-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 487% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 462.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 386.0 miles away from Akiachak center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 395.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 401.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 476.2 miles away from Akiachak center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 326.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Akiachak topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Akiachak:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akiachak:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 388 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 389 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 507 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1726 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1730 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1730 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1750 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Akiachak:

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Library in Akiachak:

  • AKIACHAK SCHOOL/COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $17,776; Location: 1 MAIN STREET; 10,210 books; 250 audio materials; 367 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Akiachak: Kiktak (A), Akiachak Volunteer Fire Department (B), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Akiachak Native Community Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bethel Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.9%
(26.0% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  86.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.7%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Alaska average:

10.4

Akiachak travel time to work - commute Akiachak mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Akiachak CDP (based on Bethel Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Akiachak:

45.8%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Akiachak:

43.9%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Akiachak:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Akiachak:

52.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.0%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Akiachak, AK Residents

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akiachak:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • 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)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Akiachak:

  • KYUK-TV (Channel 4; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K15AV (Channel 15; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21AO (Channel 21; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K12NS (Channel 12; AKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K10MV (Channel 10; AKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09UJ (Channel 9; KWETHLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11QY (Channel 11; KWETHLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Akiachak fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2014 06:30 PM, Main St, Lat: 60.90247, Lon: -161.43694, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Akiachak)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AKIACHAK, Akiachak Central Ofc (Lat: 60.910833 Lon: -161.427639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WFY991, Licensee ID: L00002081
    Assigned Frequencies: 6738.75 MHz, 6868.75 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 6805.62 MHzGrant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: United Utilities Inc

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Akiachak Landing Area (Lat: 60.904528 Lon: -161.420917), Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KFA9, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.600 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20006

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL0SR, Previous Call Sign: WL7CCZ, Licensee ID: L00213200, Grant Date: 10/16/2001, Expiration Date: 10/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/17/2013, Registrant: Mary E Flavell, Mile 1, Main Street, Akiachak, AK 99955

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

AKIACHAK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 627, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2014), St Other (FEB-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2014), St Other (FEB-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2014), St Other (FEB-22-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2014), St Other (FEB-22-2014)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 64 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
Most common first names in Akiachak, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John464.5 years
Annie271.5 years
David281.5 years
Mary268.6 years
Robert265.0 years
Tom278.5 years
Most common last names in Akiachak, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
George871.7 years
Nick368.4 years
Peter367.9 years
Stevens368.0 years
Ekamrak286.0 years
Lomack284.1 years
Lott267.5 years
Manutoli272.5 years
Wassilie269.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73%)
  • Wood (27%)

Akiachak compared to Alaska state average:

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

Akiachak on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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