Atka, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 66 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.3%
Males: 51  (78.2%)
Females: 15  (21.8%)
Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99547

Estimated median household income in 2012: $96,544 (it was $30,938 in 2000)
Atka:

$96,544
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $50,129 (it was $17,080 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,753 (it was $95,500 in 2000)
Atka:

$110,753
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $96,786; Detached houses: $96,786

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • American Indian alone - 58 (95.1%)
  • White alone - 3 (4.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Atka: 112.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.0%), Russian (5.3%), United States (4.0%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 8.74 square miles.

Population density: 7.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Atka, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Atka:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atka city:

  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 9.6%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Atka, Alaska as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Atka to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 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 June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+26.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (53%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (43%)
  • Public administration (43%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (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)

Airports located in Atka:

  • Atka Airport (Runways: 1, Commercial Ops: 250, Air Taxi Ops: 300)

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 2012: 12.6%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (15%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 16.60%
Here: 16.6%
USA: 50.2%

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%
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 ($1863.64)
    Health Services - Other: $35,000 ($530.30)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($393.94)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($348.48)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($333.33)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($227.27)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($212.12)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $14,000 ($212.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $19,000 ($287.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $92,000 ($1393.94)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $10,000 ($151.52)
  • Charges - All Other: $58,000 ($878.79)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $7,000 ($106.06)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($106.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($60.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $199,000 ($3015.15)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($378.79)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $10,000 ($151.52)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $274,000 ($4151.52)

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 drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 10

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/1999, Expiration Date: 02/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2004
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/1995, Expiration Date: 09/27/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2005, Expiration Date: 04/26/2015, Certifier: George Dirks
    Registrant: 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

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