Alatna, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 37. Population change since 2000: +5.7%
Males: 16  (45.7%)
Females: 21  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  27.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99720

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,403 (it was $20,313 in 2000)
Alatna:

$24,403
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,268 (it was $14,109 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $619,405 (it was $350,000 in 2000)
Alatna:

$619,405
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $531,528; Detached houses: $531,528
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Alatna races chart
  • American Indian alone - 36 (97.3%)
  • White alone - 1 (2.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Alatna: 158.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Alatna, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Italian (200.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1975

Land area: 36.5 square miles.

Population density: 1.0 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Alatna:

  • High school or higher: 102.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alatna CDP:

  • Never married: 100.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Alatna CDP:  0.6% ($2,250)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (382.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2642.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: New Allakaket, AK (2.3 miles) , Allakaket, AK (2.4 miles) , Bettles, AK (6.6 miles) , Evansville, AK (6.6 miles) , Hughes, AK (7.2 miles) , Coldfoot, AK (9.4 miles) , Wiseman, AK (9.8 miles) , Rampart, AK (10.2 miles) .

Latitude: 66.55 N, Longitude: 152.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Alatna household income distribution Alatna home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Alatna, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alatna, Alaska average temperatures Alatna, Alaska average precipitation Alatna, Alaska humidity Alatna, Alaska wind speed Alatna, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Alatna-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 419% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 414.1 miles away from Alatna center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 255.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 249.6 miles away from Alatna center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 118.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alatna:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 185 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 382 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 382 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1632 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1636 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1653 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1658 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Tanana Chiefs Conference Alatna Clinic (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Yukon-Koyukuk 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 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  25.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Alatna compared to Alaska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Wood (33%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alatna CDP (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alatna:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alatna:

  • K02KB (Channel 2; ALLAKAKET, AK; Owner: ALLAKAKET CITY COUNCIL)
  • K09QL (Channel 9; ALLAKAKET, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
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