Atka, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 65 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.3%
Males: 46  (72.1%)
Females: 19  (27.9%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99547

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,252 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Atka:

$61,252
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,254 (it was $17,080 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $114,920 (it was $95,500 in 2000)
Atka:

$114,920
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $135,536; Detached houses: $132,708

Median gross rent in 2013: $720.

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    • 5895.1%American Indian alone
    • 34.9%White alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Atka: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (5.8%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 8.74 square miles.

Population density: 7.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Atka:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atka city:

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 30.1%

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

Atka city:  1.2% ($1,156)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (1107.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2994.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Adak, AK (10.3 miles ), Nikolski, AK (15.2 miles) , Unalaska, AK (18.4 miles ), Akutan, AK (19.3 miles ), False Pass, AK (21.9 miles) , Cold Bay, AK (22.7 miles) , King Cove, AK (22.9 miles ), Sand Point, AK (24.5 miles ).

Latitude: 52.20 N, Longitude: 174.21 W

Area code: 907

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

2.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+26.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (73%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (41%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Atka, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Atka, Alaska average temperatures Atka, Alaska average precipitation

Earthquake activity:

Atka-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 592% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1957 at 14:22:31, a magnitude 9.1 (9.1 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 66.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/7/1986 at 22:47:10, a magnitude 8.0 (6.4 MB, 7.7 MS, 7.9 MS, 8.0 MW) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from Atka center
On 6/10/1996 at 04:03:35, a magnitude 7.9 (6.6 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.4 ME, Depth: 20.5 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1905 at 08:46:36, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 168.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/7/1929 at 01:34:42, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK) earthquake occurred 224.3 miles away from Atka center
On 6/10/1996 at 15:24:56, a magnitude 7.3 (5.9 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.3 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 16.3 mi) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Atka topographic map

airports located in Atka:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atka:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 1105 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 1106 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 1277 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 2223 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2239 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 2242 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2258 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Atka:

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Notable locations in Atka: Atka Volunteer Fire Department (A), Atka City Emergency Medical Services (B), Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Atka Health Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Hanisidaagux (A), Haniigamax (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Qizang Chiganaa (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Uyuqiidasxis (A), Tugimagix (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Aleutians West 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 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Atka city (based on Aleutians West Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox7546
Evangelical Protestant2323
Catholic1851
Other1121
Mainline Protestant821
None4,196-
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: 5
Aleutians West Census Area:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians West Census Area:

28.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Atka:

49.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Atka:

44.0%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Atka:

29.2
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Atka:

20.5%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Atka:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Atka:

33.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.5%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Atka, 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$3,116$37,3920$0
Other Government Administration 2$4,086$24,5160$0
Water Supply 1$1,286$15,4320$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,407$41,6280$0
Totals for Government 7$18,895$32,3910$0

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $123,000 ($1892.31)
    Health Services - Other: $35,000 ($538.46)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($400.00)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($353.85)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($338.46)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($230.77)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($215.38)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $14,000 ($215.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $19,000 ($292.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($1415.38)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $10,000 ($153.85)
  • Charges - All Other: $58,000 ($892.31)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $7,000 ($107.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($107.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($61.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $199,000 ($3061.54)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($384.62)

Atka government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000 ($153.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $274,000 ($4215.38)

11.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.56%
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 King County, WA  1.25% ($31,909 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.91% ($40,375)


12.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.65%
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  1.74% ($47,419 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.29% ($26,174)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atka:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atka:

  • K09RX (Channel 9; ATKA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LJ (Channel 4; ATKA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Atka fatal accident list:

Dec 11, 2005 87:99 PM, Main Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 8Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Shemya Island (Lat: 52.724167 Lon: -174.144722), Type: 36.6, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 4048104020, Jvaughan@mail.Att.Net, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N14

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Atka Rural Branch (Lat: 52.165389 Lon: -174.202389), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WGG84
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/1999, Expiration Date: 02/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2004Registrant: Atka Fishermans Association, Atka Rural Branch, Atka, AK 99502
  • Atka Airport (Lat: 52.222361 Lon: -174.213500), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB3218, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.27000 MHzGrant Date: 09/07/1995, Expiration Date: 09/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Atka Rural Branch (Lat: 52.165389 Lon: -174.202389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQCP801
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHzGrant Date: 04/26/2005, Expiration Date: 04/26/2015, Cancellation Date: 06/27/2015, Certifier: George DirksRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL7ELO, Grant Date: 11/03/1987, Expiration Date: 11/03/1997, Cancellation Date: 11/04/1999, Registrant: Francis J Petrivelli, Atka Rural Branch, Atka, AK 99502

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (42%)
  • Other fuel (42%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Atka compared to Alaska state average:

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