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Population in 2012: 1,043 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +46.3%
Males: 821  (78.8%)
Females: 222  (21.2%)

Median resident age:  44.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99553.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,317 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Akutan:

$36,317
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,189

Akutan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,905 (it was $92,900 in 2000)
Akutan:

$115,905
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $114,428; Detached houses: $117,274; In 2-unit structures: $78,852

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • Asian alone - 455 (48.8%)
  • Black alone - 177 (19.0%)
  • Hispanic - 164 (17.6%)
  • White alone - 82 (8.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 36 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Akutan: 107.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (18.5%), Norwegian (2.0%), German (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1979

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 74 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Akutan:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Akutan city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

722 residents are foreign born (13.4% Africa).

This city:  77.5%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Akutan, Alaska as of November 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Akutan to the number of sex offenders is 522 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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 ).

Latitude: 54.14 N, Longitude: 165.80 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +124 (+21.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (95%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Retail trade (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (0%)
  • Manufacturing (94%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Rail and water transportation workers (57%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (61%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Akutan-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1694% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1957 at 14:21:13, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from Akutan center
On 2/27/1987 at 08:31:54, a magnitude 6.8 (6.2 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.8 MS, 6.5 MS, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/19/2003 at 03:32:36, a magnitude 6.6 (5.8 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.6 MW, Depth: 11.8 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/5/2003 at 21:26:09, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Akutan center
On 9/1/1979 at 05:27:17, a magnitude 6.4 (5.8 MB, 6.4 UK) earthquake occurred 25.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Political contributions by individuals in Akutan, AK

located in Akutan:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Akutan:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 763 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 967 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1872 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1874 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1891 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Olympic College (about 1907 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Everett Community College (about 1910 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)

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 2012: 13.7%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 10.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Akutan, AK

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

Akutan compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Akutan travel time to work - commute


Akutan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Other fuel (11%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 11.05%
Here11.0%
USA50.2%

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%

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
Financial Administration 3$9,061$36,2443$3,759
Other Government Administration 0$0 21$10,825
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 5$8,590
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$149
Solid Waste Management 0$0 5$5,053
Parks and Recreation 0$0 26$17,026
Water Supply 0$0 13$10,893
Electric Power 0$0 8$6,658
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,383
Totals for Government 3$9,061$36,24487$64,336

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

  • Construction - General: $452,000 ($433.37)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $593,000 ($568.55)
    Financial Administration: $410,000 ($393.10)
    Electric Utilities: $224,000 ($214.77)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($80.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($64.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($40.27)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($25.89)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $20,000 ($19.18)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($15.34)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($11.51)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($6.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $781,000 ($748.80)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $252,000 ($241.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $140,000 ($134.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $116,000 ($111.22)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($5.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $163,000 ($156.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $745,000 ($714.29)
    All Other: $8,000 ($7.67)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $614,000 ($588.69)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $184,000 ($176.41)

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Alaska average:

9.33%

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



18.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

18.39%
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  2.09% ($30,071 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.09% ($28,214)
to San Diego County, CA  1.79% ($29,000)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 10
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 12


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 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Tina M Pidgeon
    Registrant: Gci Communicaton Corp, 2550 Denali St, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2005, Expiration Date: 07/26/2015, Certifier: Kandi Herrington
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021
    Registrant: 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: 05/24/2021
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/1997, Expiration Date: 02/13/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/19/2002
    Registrant: City Of Akutan, Akutan, AK 99553

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL1RB, Licensee ID: L00852446
    Grant Date: 04/26/2004, Expiration Date: 04/26/2014, Certifier: John H Pelkey
    Registrant: John H Pelkey, Akutan, AK 99553



Akutan on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Two or more races residents"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Water transportation"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #16 (99553) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home"
  • #83 (99553) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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