Atqasuk, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 242 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.1%
 
Males: 122  (50.5%)
Females: 120  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  22.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99791.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,252 (it was $66,607 in 2000)
Atqasuk:

$61,252
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,938 (it was $14,732 in 2000)

Atqasuk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,176 (it was $109,400 in 2000)
Atqasuk:

$118,176
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $128,395; Detached houses: $122,349; Townhouses or other attached units: $186,508

Median gross rent in 2013: $785.

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  • Races in Atqasuk, AK (2010)

    Atqasuk races chart
    • 21592.3%American Indian alone
    • 166.9%White alone
    • 20.9%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Atqasuk: 106.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (2.0%), French (1.3%), Norwegian (1.3%), Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 38.9 square miles.

Population density: 6.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Atqasuk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Atqasuk:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Atqasuk city:

  • Never married: 64.0%
  • Now married: 22.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

5 residents are foreign born (2.2% Oceania).

This city:

2.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,553 (4.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,333 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (676.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2904.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Barrow, AK (7.7 miles ), Wainwright, AK (7.8 miles ), Point Lay, AK (11.9 miles ), Nuiqsut, AK (12.3 miles ), Alpine, AK (12.3 miles) , Prudhoe Bay, AK (14.2 miles) , Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (14.6 miles ), Red Dog Mine, AK (14.6 miles) .

Latitude: 70.48 N, Longitude: 157.42 W

Atqasuk household income distribution Atqasuk home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (27%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Atqasuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Atqasuk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 47% 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 479.2 miles away from the city 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 545.1 miles away from Atqasuk center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 260.0 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 350.4 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) earthquake occurred 389.2 miles away from Atqasuk center
On 8/31/1995 at 08:20:55, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 21.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 255.4 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)

Airports located in Atqasuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Atqasuk:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 463 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 676 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 677 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1880 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1884 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1906 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 1907 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

Public high school in Atqasuk:

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Notable locations in Atqasuk: Atkasuk (A), Kigakrak (B), North Slope Borough Fire Department Atqasuk Station (C), Atqasuk Health Clinic - North Slope Borough (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

River: Usuktuk River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

North Slope 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: 19.2%
(19.6% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  23.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Atqasuk 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Atqasuk city (based on North Slope Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
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 2$6,904$41,4240$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,719$44,6287$875
Parks and Recreation 2$6,212$37,2724$5,351
Other and Unallocable 3$7,078$28,3121$547
Totals for Government 8$23,913$35,87012$6,773

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($289.26)
    General - Other: $59,000 ($243.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($206.61)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($4.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $94,000 ($388.43)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $57,000 ($235.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($95.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.13)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $60,000 ($247.93)
    General Support: $41,000 ($169.42)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,000 ($4.13)

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Atqasuk:

  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Atqasuk:

  • K09TZ (Channel 9; ATKASUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04NH (Channel 4; ATKASUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Atqasuk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Atqasuk Airport (Lat: 70.468889 Lon: -157.427778), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2747
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.35000 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2007, Expiration Date: 05/12/2017
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL0JK
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: Herman Kignak Jr, Atqasuk, AK 99791

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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