Ambler, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 265 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 131  (49.5%)
Females: 134  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  24.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99786.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,559 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Ambler:

$39,559
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,371 (it was $13,712 in 2000)

Ambler city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,784 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Ambler:

$78,784
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $153,854; Detached houses: $150,150; Townhouses or other attached units: $185,815; In 2-unit structures: $191,657; Mobile homes: $78,755

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,144.

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  • Races in Ambler, AK (2010)

    Ambler races chart
    • 21884.5%American Indian alone
    • 2911.2%White alone
    • 103.9%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ambler: 106.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 9.46 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ambler:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 27.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ambler city:

  • Never married: 60.5%
  • Now married: 29.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ambler, Alaska as of October 21, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Ambler to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


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

Ambler city:  1.4% ($1,571)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (474.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2772.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Shungnak, AK (4.9 miles ), Kobuk, AK (5.3 miles) , Selawik, AK (8.2 miles ), Kiana, AK (8.4 miles ), Noorvik, AK (9.4 miles ), Huslia, AK (10.2 miles ), Buckland, AK (10.9 miles ), Hughes, AK (11.1 miles) .

Latitude: 67.08 N, Longitude: 157.86 W

Area code: 907

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

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -4 (-1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Information (21%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (47%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Transportation occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Ambler, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Ambler-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 307% 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 289.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 520.1 miles away from Ambler 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 381.0 miles away from the city 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 175.7 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) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from Ambler 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 372.4 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)
Ambler topographic map

airports located in Ambler:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ambler:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 322 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 473 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 474 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1768 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1772 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1788 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1794 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Ambler:

  • AMBLER SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 109 AMBLER DR, Grades: PK-12)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • You cite the population as mostly \"American Indian\" which they are not. There maybe a few Indians in the town but the population is actually Inupiat, formerly known as Eskimo. Eskios and ndians are NOT related. added by Ned Ludd

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Notable locations in Ambler: Maniilaq Association Ambler Health Clinic (A), Ambler Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Kanearok Creek (A), Ambler River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Northwest Arctic 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: 43.1%
(63.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ambler city (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ambler:

45.9%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ambler:

42.4%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Ambler:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ambler:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ambler:

37.1%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Ambler:

52.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ambler, 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
Sewerage 1$3,294$39,5283$6,323
Electric Power 1$4,211$50,5320$0
Totals for Government 2$7,505$45,0303$6,323

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $75,000 ($283.02)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($267.92)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($147.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($94.34)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($83.02)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($79.25)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($79.25)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($49.06)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($26.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $142,000 ($535.85)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $69,000 ($260.38)
    Sewerage: $44,000 ($166.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($166.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $57,000 ($215.09)
    General Support: $36,000 ($135.85)
    Highways: $12,000 ($45.28)
    Health & Hospitals: $6,000 ($22.64)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $21,000 ($79.25)

8.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
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  2.32% ($39,511 average AGI)


8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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  2.77% ($52,093 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.98% ($45,947)
to Nome Census Area, AK  0.82% ($36,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ambler:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ambler:

  • K203AP (88.5 FM; AMBLER, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ambler:

  • K07OM (Channel 7; AMBLER, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF AMBLER)
  • K11QI (Channel 11; AMBLER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Ambler fatal accident list:

Sep 13, 2002 06:00 PM, Ambler Airport Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Ambler Central Office, Downtown Ambler (Lat: 67.086389 Lon: -157.856583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas A NealRegistrant: Dykema Gossett Pllc, 4000 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 486-1586, Fax: (855) 223-7059, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Community Of Ambler (Lat: 67.086583 Lon: -157.857972), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007705825, Gcilicensemanager@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Community Of Ambler (Lat: 67.086583 Lon: -157.857972), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007705825, Gcilicensemanager@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Health Clinic (Lat: 67.099444 Lon: -157.852778), Call Sign: KXQ53, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 3.29440 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 06/11/2013, Expiration Date: 09/02/2023Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2429P , Serial Number: 22-2800, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Scott D Jones, Box 16, Ambler, AK 99786
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6230J , Serial Number: 32R-7680337, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Ambler Air Service, Po Box 7, Ambler, AK 99786

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

AMBLER COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 380, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: DICHLOROMETHANE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: DICHLOROMETHANE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: DICHLOROMETHANE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-25-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2011)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
  • 18 other older monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Wood (38%)

Ambler compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Ambler on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #59 (99786) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #95 (99786) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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