Badger, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 19,482.
Males: 10,584  (54.3%)
Females: 8,898  (45.7%)
Median resident age:  30.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99705, 99712.

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Estimated median household income in 2015: $72,975
Badger:

$72,975
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $33,553

Badger CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $229,300
Badger:

$229,300
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $225,681; Detached houses: $239,271; Townhouses or other attached units: $213,598; In 2-unit structures: $241,931; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,340; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,583; Mobile homes: $19,815

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,514.

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  • Races in Badger, AK (2015)

    Badger races chart
    • 16,65778.6%White alone
    • 1,8768.9%Two or more races
    • 1,3336.3%Hispanic
    • 8804.2%American Indian alone
    • 2651.3%Black alone
    • 1850.9%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Badger: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.3%), Irish (9.7%), English (6.3%), American (6.3%), European (4.1%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Badger,AK real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Badger:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Badger CDP:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

641 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.5% North America, 0.3% Latin America).

This place:

3.0%
Alaska:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,728 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,743 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (260.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2446.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: North Pole, AK (1.9 miles ), Steele Creek, AK (3.0 miles ), Moose Creek, AK (3.0 miles ), Two Rivers, AK (3.1 miles ), Fairbanks, AK (3.2 miles ), Farmers Loop, AK (3.4 miles ), South Van Horn, AK (3.4 miles ), Fox, AK (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 64.80 N, Longitude: 147.39 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

4.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Badger-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 572% 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 261.6 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 87.8 miles away from Badger center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 121.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1995 at 05:23:18, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.2 ML, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from Badger center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 338.9 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)

Hospitals and medical centers near Badger:

  • DENALI CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)
  • FAIRBANKS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)
  • FMC FAIRBANKS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FAIRBANKS, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Badger:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 14 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 261 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 262 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1435 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1439 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1456 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1461 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Badger: Big Horn (A), Davis (B), Bradley Sky Ranch (C), North Star Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (D), North Star Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (E), North Star Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (F), North Star Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Badger: Badger Road Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lundgren Pond (A), North Pole Pond (B), Sirlin Drive Pond (C), Chena Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steele Creek (A), Moose Creek (B), Little Chena River (C), Thirtymile Slough (D), Chena Slough (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Badger: Chena Lakes Recreation Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.182. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.182
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.12. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.12
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.5%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for American Indian residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Alaska average:

10.2

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Religion statistics for Badger CDP (based on Fairbanks North Star Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,98771
Other5,34723
Catholic4,1955
Mainline Protestant3,96917
Black Protestant4716
Orthodox1351
None69,477-
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: 7
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

11.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.48%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,204 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.37%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.61% ($44,009 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.25% ($36,021)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.23% ($46,553)


11.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,511 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.43%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($52,526 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($42,791)
to El Paso County, TX  0.24% ($39,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Badger:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Badger:

  • K203CT (88.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)
  • KUWL (103.9 FM; COLLEGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWLF (98.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAKQ-FM (101.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKED (104.7 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Badger:

  • KFXF (Channel 7; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K13XD (Channel 13; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KATN (Channel 2; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVF (Channel 11; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K07UU (Channel 7; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 1,660Total average daily traffic
  • 16Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,750Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Badger compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Badger on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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