Alakanuk, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 726 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.3%
 
Males: 395  (54.5%)
Females: 331  (45.5%)
Median resident age:  20.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99554.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,746 (it was $26,346 in 2000)
Alakanuk:

$33,746
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,008 (it was $6,884 in 2000)

Alakanuk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,554 (it was $42,500 in 2000)
Alakanuk:

$113,554
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $489.

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  • Races in Alakanuk, AK (2010)

    Alakanuk races chart
    • 64395.0%American Indian alone
    • 172.5%Two or more races
    • 142.1%White alone
    • 30.4%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alakanuk: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Land area: 32.4 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Alakanuk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Alakanuk:

  • High school or higher: 70.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alakanuk city:

  • Never married: 56.2%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 1.2%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Alakanuk, Alaska as of October 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Alakanuk to the number of sex offenders is 59 to 1.


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

Alakanuk city:  1.5% ($638)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (494.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2799.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Emmonak, AK (2.7 miles ), Nunam Iqua, AK (3.5 miles) , Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (3.8 miles) , Kotlik, AK (6.5 miles ), Mountain Village, AK (7.1 miles ), Pitkas Point, AK (7.9 miles) , St. Mary's, AK (8.0 miles ), Scammon Bay, AK (8.1 miles ).

Latitude: 62.68 N, Longitude: 164.65 W

Area code: 907

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

19.5%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+18.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Alakanuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Alakanuk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 348% 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 565.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 432.2 miles away from Alakanuk 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 530.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 546.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 555.2 miles away from Alakanuk center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 531.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Alakanuk topographic map

airports located in Alakanuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alakanuk:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 492 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 492 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 534 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1854 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1857 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1861 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1878 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Alakanuk:

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tunuigak Slough (A), Kuiukpak Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.4%
(38.6% for American Indian residents, 42.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  85.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alakanuk city (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
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: 17
Wade Hampton Census Area:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alakanuk:

44.3%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Alakanuk:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.0%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alakanuk:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alakanuk:

34.3%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.1%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Alakanuk:

79.0%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alakanuk, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,252$27,0240$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$4,271
Police Protection - Officers 2$10,460$62,7600$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,550
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$5,010
Water Supply 0$0 4$6,551
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$1,663
Totals for Government 3$12,712$50,84824$19,045

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

  • Construction - General: $6,000 ($8.26)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $256,000 ($352.62)
    Financial Administration: $126,000 ($173.55)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($147.38)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($82.64)
    Electric Utilities: $37,000 ($50.96)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($35.81)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($16.53)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($13.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($13.77)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($4.13)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($4.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $343,000 ($472.45)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $266,000 ($366.39)
    Sewerage: $105,000 ($144.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($11.02)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $46,000 ($63.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $129,000 ($177.69)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($12.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $45,000 ($61.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($41.32)
    General Support: $28,000 ($38.57)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $83,000 ($114.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $297,000 ($409.09)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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  1.65% ($22,029 average AGI)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($32,615)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.52% ($17,636)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
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  1.75% ($19,892 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($24,423)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alakanuk:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alakanuk:

  • K04ND (Channel 4; ALAKANUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K08KD (Channel 8; ALAKANUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07OP (Channel 7; EMMONAK, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF EMMONAK)

Alakanuk fatal accident list:

Jun 5, 2007 08:13 PM, Anderson Street, Lat: 62.68281, Lon: -164.65004, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within Village Of (Lat: 62.683333 Lon: -164.651389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: WPOJ865
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, 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 Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jon Duracinski, Within Village Of (Lat: 62.683333 Lon: -164.651389), Type: 22.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 9075611674, Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Within Village Of (Lat: 62.683333 Lon: -164.651389), Type: 22.3, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 9075611674, Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 62.685028 Lon: -164.668472, Call Sign: WQMK649
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 09/03/2010, Expiration Date: 09/03/2020, Certifier: Carl JohnRegistrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ALAKANUK, Within Village Of (Lat: 62.683333 Lon: -164.651389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: WPNI463
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Jimmy R SipesRegistrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Alakanuk Airport (Lat: 62.665889 Lon: -164.669083), Call Sign: KXE5, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/1995, Expiration Date: 03/22/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Alakanuk Airport (Lat: 62.666667 Lon: -164.666667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 9.4 m, Call Sign: WPTD313
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.91240 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 129.100 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 09/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2006, Certifier: John L BartlettRegistrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7070, Fax: (202) 719-7207, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3164A , Serial Number: 25808, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Ragnar O Alstrom, Po Box 112, Alakanuk, AK 99554
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 733LM , Serial Number: 17268375, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Ragnar O Alstrom, Po Box 112, Alakanuk, AK 99554
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7446W , Serial Number: 28-1335, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Francis M Thomas, 6 Anderson St, Alakanuk, AK 99554

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

ALAKANUK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 570, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • 25 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 237 regular monitoring violations
  • 242 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Alakanuk, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John473.7 years
Mary472.7 years
Charles363.6 years
Joseph368.6 years
Emily274.0 years
Alfred243.0 years
Joe241.5 years
Thomas273.0 years
Paul276.5 years
Rose276.9 years
Most common last names in Alakanuk, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith545.6 years
Phillip473.0 years
Paul464.3 years
Buster356.6 years
Damian330.0 years
Joseph360.0 years
Augustine256.9 years
Kakutak274.0 years
Snak272.0 years
Keatoak271.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Alakanuk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 significantly below state average.

Alakanuk on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #5 (99554) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Danish first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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