Anchor Point, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,930. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
Males: 1,010  (52.4%)
Females: 920  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99556, 99603.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,617 (it was $41,094 in 2000)
Anchor Point:

$54,617
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,595 (it was $18,668 in 2000)

Anchor Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $192,758 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Anchor Point:

$192,758
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $232,348; Detached houses: $238,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,508; In 2-unit structures: $170,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,730; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,277; Mobile homes: $58,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,354

Median gross rent in 2013: $876.

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  • Races in Anchor Point, AK (2010)

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    • 1,71688.9%White alone
    • 774.0%Two or more races
    • 713.7%American Indian alone
    • 422.2%Hispanic
    • 180.9%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Anchor Point: 110.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.5%), English (14.0%), Irish (13.1%), French (7.5%), Norwegian (5.6%), United States (3.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 90.8 square miles.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Anchor Point:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchor Point CDP:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

37 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.0%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Anchor Point, Alaska as of May 02, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Anchor Point to the number of sex offenders is 322 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,402 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,188 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (119.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2328.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Nikolaevsk, AK (2.1 miles ), Diamond Ridge, AK (3.2 miles ), Happy Valley, AK (3.5 miles ), Homer, AK (3.6 miles ), Kachemak, AK (3.7 miles ), Miller Landing, AK (3.7 miles) , Ninilchik, AK (4.1 miles ), Fritz Creek, AK (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 59.78 N, Longitude: 151.77 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Anchor Point household income distribution Anchor Point home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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Average climate in Anchor Point, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Anchor Point-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 789% 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 165.6 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Anchor Point 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 292.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 293.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from Anchor Point center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals and medical centers near Anchor Point:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HOMER, AK)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HOMER, AK)

Airports located in Anchor Point:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anchor Point:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 119 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 119 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 374 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1388 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1391 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1392 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1411 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Anchor Point:

Public elementary/middle school in Anchor Point:

  • Chapman School (Students: 101; Location: 34215 STERLING HWY; Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Anchor Point, School District: KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Anchor Point:

  • ANCHOR POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,999; Location: 72551 MILO FRITZ AVENUE; 11,765 books; 184 audio materials; 2,686 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Anchor Point: Anchor River Campground (A), Stariski Campground (B), Anchor Point Volunteer Fire and Rescue (C), Seldovia Village Tribe Health Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lilly Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Granroos Creek (A), Anchor River (B), Troublesome Creek (C), Travers Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ANCHOR POINT SAFE WATER CORPORATION (Population served: 348, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2006)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
ANCHOR RIVER INN (Population served: 124, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-11-2013 to JAN-30-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-11-2013 to JAN-30-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-20-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-11-2013 to JAN-30-2014)
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • 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
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 97 regular monitoring violations
  • 53 other older monitoring violations
ANCHOR POINT VFW POST 10221 (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 43.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Anchor Point compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Alaska average:

10.4

Anchor Point travel time to work - commute Anchor Point mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Anchor Point CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Anchor Point:

  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY 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)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Anchor Point:

  • K290AA (105.9 FM; SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: TURQUOISE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K296BH (107.1 FM; ANCHOR POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KWVV-FM (103.5 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Anchor Point:

  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K39AA (Channel 39; NINILCHIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K59AR (Channel 59; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K62AM (Channel 62; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Anchor Point fatal accident list:

May 29, 2010 08:07 PM, Sr-1 Sterling Hwy, Lat: 59.72019, Lon: -151.70973, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 11, 2008 11:00 PM, North Fork Rd, Coleman Lantern Ave, Lat: 59.78189, Lon: -151.80704, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 24, 2004 00:17 AM, Sr-1 Sterling Hwy, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 22, 2003 01:55 PM, Sr-A3-3 Sterling Hwy, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 2000 00:20 AM, I-A3-3 Sterling, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1995 02:30 PM, Sterling, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jan 20, 1993 02:00 PM, Sterling, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 22m72ftTotal length
  • $1,310,000Total costs
  • 8,458Total average daily traffic
  • 555Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,104Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Anchor Point)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mile 160 Sterling Hwy (Lat: 59.755500 Lon: -151.774667), Call Sign: KNGU986, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0000 MHz, 45.0400 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/04/1998, Expiration Date: 06/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2002
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Anchor Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Anchor Point)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Anchor Point

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Anchor Point, AK

Anchor Point on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #12 (99556) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #13 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
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