Akutan, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 1,041 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +46.0%
Males: 838  (80.5%)
Females: 203  (19.5%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99553.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,133 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Akutan:

$39,133
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,232 (it was $12,258 in 2000)

Akutan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,176 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Akutan:

$118,176
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $508.

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  • Races in Akutan, AK (2013)

    Akutan races chart
    • 43245.4%Asian alone
    • 20821.9%Hispanic
    • 19620.6%Black alone
    • 838.7%White alone
    • 505.3%American Indian alone
    • 141.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Akutan: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (19.0%), Norwegian (1.6%), German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1979

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile   (very low).

Akutan, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Akutan:

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 83.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akutan city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

70 residents are foreign born (9.8% Asia).

This city:

9.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Akutan city:  1.2% ($1,083)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (764.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2664.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Unalaska, AK (5.9 miles ), False Pass, AK (10.4 miles) , Cold Bay, AK (12.0 miles) , Nikolski, AK (12.3 miles) , King Cove, AK (12.4 miles ), Nelson Lagoon, AK (14.9 miles) , St. George, AK (15.0 miles) , Sand Point, AK (15.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $16,300

Latitude: 54.14 N, Longitude: 165.80 W

Area code: 907

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

3.5%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+21.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (96%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
  • Retail trade (1%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (92%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
  • Information (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (64%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (1%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (1%)
  • Production occupations (74%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (3%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2%)

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

Average climate in Akutan, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Akutan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 661% greater than the overall U.S. average.
Akutan topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Akutan:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akutan:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 763 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 763 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 967 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1858 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1872 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1874 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1891 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Akutan:

  • AKUTAN SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 202 VOLCANO DRIVE, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Akutan: Akutan Volunteer Fire Department (A), Akutan First Responders (B), Eastern Aleutian Tribes Anesia Kudrin Memorial Medical Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aleutians East Borough 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: 15.2%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 13.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.7% for American Indian residents, 11.6% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
935 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
2 people in maritime/merchant vessels in 2010
497 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000
141 people in crews of maritime vessels in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Akutan city (based on Aleutians East Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox5994
Evangelical Protestant1344
Other8-
None2,400-
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 East Borough:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Akutan:

48.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Akutan:

43.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.3
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.5%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

24.8%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Akutan:

54.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Akutan:

81.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Akutan, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,540$42,4800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 15$3,174
Solid Waste Management 0$0 6$10,152
Sewerage 0$0 6$125
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$110
Water Supply 0$0 5$3,097
Electric Power 0$0 3$3,544
Local Libraries 0$0 3$89
Totals for Government 1$3,540$42,48040$20,291

Akutan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $452,000 ($434.20)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $593,000 ($569.64)
    Financial Administration: $410,000 ($393.85)
    Electric Utilities: $224,000 ($215.18)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($80.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($64.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($40.35)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($25.94)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $20,000 ($19.21)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($15.37)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($11.53)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($6.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $781,000 ($750.24)

Akutan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $252,000 ($242.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $140,000 ($134.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $116,000 ($111.43)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($5.76)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $163,000 ($156.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $745,000 ($715.66)
    All Other: $8,000 ($7.68)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $614,000 ($589.82)

Akutan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $184,000 ($176.75)

15.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.51%
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  1.74% ($30,462 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.74% ($26,077)


15.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.96%
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  3.06% ($38,435 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.39% ($29,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Akutan:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Akutan:

  • K09RH (Channel 9; AKUTAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LK (Channel 4; AKUTAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
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  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 12Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1 Salmon Lane (Lat: 54.132111 Lon: -165.786583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WPWF379
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: Telecommunications Law Professionals Pllc, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Nw Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 789-3120, Fax: (202) 789-3112, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 54.134972 Lon: -165.776972, Call Sign: WPQI415
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.325 MHz, 456.725 MHz, 464.912 MHz, 469.912 MHz, 451.500 MHz, 456.500 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2005, Expiration Date: 07/26/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/12/2015, Certifier: Kandi HerringtonRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3761, Fax: (503) 794-3759

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • On Hill Above Trident Seafoods Plant (Lat: 54.167194 Lon: -165.918639), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KDW27
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.11940 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 2.42840 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 2.61740 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.25940 MHz, 4.36740 MHz, 4.40340 MHz, 4.42440 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 8.07140 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021Registrant: Trident Seafoods Corp, 5303 Shilshole Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107, Phone: (206) 781-4524, Fax: (206) 783-4889, Email:
  • On Hill Above Trident Seafoods Plant (Lat: 54.167194 Lon: -165.918639), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KMD267
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.675 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHz... (+15 more)Grant Date: 03/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021Registrant: Trident Seafoods Corp, 5303 Shilshole Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98107, Phone: (206) 781-4524, Fax: (206) 783-4889, Email:
  • 85 Main St Lot 12 (Lat: 54.132417 Lon: -165.101972), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPI33
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.41840 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 6.22840 MHzGrant Date: 02/04/1997, Expiration Date: 02/13/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002Registrant: City Of Akutan, Akutan, AK 99553

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL1RB, Licensee ID: L00852446, Grant Date: 02/04/2014, Expiration Date: 04/26/2024, Certifier: John H Pelkey, Registrant: John H Pelkey, Akutan, AK 99553

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

AKUTAN (Population served: 95, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2008. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014
  • 45 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 89 regular monitoring violations
  • 124 other older monitoring violations

Akutan compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Akutan on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa (population 500+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ethiopia (population 500+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people leaving home to go to work at strange times (12 PM - 5 AM) (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ghana (population 500+)"
  • #6 (99553) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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