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Population in 2010: 1,930. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
Males: 1,016  (52.6%)
Females: 914  (47.4%)

Median resident age:  47.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99556, 99603.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,144 (it was $41,094 in 2000)
Anchor Point:

$48,144
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,813

Anchor Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $180,708 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Anchor Point:

$180,708
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $198,858; Detached houses: $205,906; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,070; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,092; Mobile homes: $86,142

Median gross rent in 2012: $919.

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  • White alone - 1,716 (88.9%)
  • Two or more races - 77 (4.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 71 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 42 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Anchor Point: 109.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.6%), English (17.1%), Irish (10.8%), French (8.7%), Norwegian (5.2%), Polish (3.1%).

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: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anchor Point CDP:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

53 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.3% Africa, 0.3% North America).

This place:  2.5%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Anchor Point, Alaska as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Anchor Point to the number of sex offenders is 483 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,329 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,069 (0.7%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Anchor Point, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Anchor Point-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2998% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from Anchor Point center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/2000 at 20:34:26, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MW, 5.6 ME, Depth: 49.4 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from Anchor Point center
On 2/10/2004 at 20:33:51, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB, 5.6 MW, Depth: 40.8 mi) earthquake occurred 30.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/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)

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 118 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 374 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1388 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1391 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1411 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1436 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1441 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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 WATERING POINT (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and MAY-17-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-17-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and FEB-08-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2004 and JAN-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-29-2004 to MAR-31-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 107 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
ANCHOR POINT CHURCH OF NAZ (Population served: 56, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1997, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SHORT STOP STORAGE & RV PARK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Anchor Point that have no violations reported:

  • ANCHOR POINT VFW POST 10221 (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 27.3% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Anchor Point, AK

Anchor Point compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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. (52%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 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%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

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: 59.72019167, Lon: -151.70973333, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 11, 2008 11:00 PM, North Fork Rd, Coleman Lantern Ave, Lat: 59.781892, Lon: -151.807044, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 22 meters (72ft)
Total costs: $1,310,000
Total average daily traffic: 8,458
Total average daily truck traffic: 555
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 10,104

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


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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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