Bear Creek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,956. Population change since 2000: +11.9%
Males: 1,118  (57.2%)
Females: 838  (42.8%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99664.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $83,091 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$83,091
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,022 (it was $20,947 in 2000)

Bear Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $187,821 (it was $129,700 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$187,821
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $232,348; Detached houses: $238,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,508; In 2-unit structures: $170,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,730; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,277; Mobile homes: $58,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,354

Median gross rent in 2013: $870.

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  • Races in Bear Creek, AK (2013)

    Bear Creek races chart
    • 1,49475.8%White alone
    • 29214.8%American Indian alone
    • 854.3%Two or more races
    • 593.0%Asian alone
    • 140.7%Black alone
    • 70.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bear Creek: 108.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (23.7%), German (18.8%), Hungarian (4.0%), Scottish (3.0%), English (2.2%), Danish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 41.9 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bear Creek:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

37 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.7% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This place:

2.1%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,239 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $782 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (71.4 miles , pop. 300,950).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2278.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Seward, AK (2.0 miles ), Lowell Point, AK (2.7 miles) , Primrose, AK (3.4 miles) , Crown Point, AK (4.1 miles) , Moose Pass, AK (4.8 miles ), Cooper Landing, AK (5.1 miles ), Whittier, AK (6.9 miles) , Chenega, AK (6.9 miles) .

Latitude: 60.18 N, Longitude: 149.40 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Bear Creek household income distribution Bear Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Bear Creek, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Bear Creek-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 794% 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 83.7 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 238.9 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 259.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 255.8 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.1 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 Bear Creek:

  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD MED AND CARE CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SEWARD, AK)

Airports located in Bear Creek:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bear Creek:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 72 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 73 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 328 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1322 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1326 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1329 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1346 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Bear Creek: Divide (A), Bear Creek Fire Department (B), Lakeside Roadhouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Ski Lake (A), Bear Lake (B), Grayling Lake (C), Grouse Lake (D), Little Bear Lake (E), Preachers Pond (F), Troop Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Salmon Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Lost Creek (C), Clear Creek (D), Box Canyon Creek (E). 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.7%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Bear Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Alaska average:

10.4

Bear Creek travel time to work - commute Bear Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Wood (23%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bear Creek CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 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%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bear Creek:

  • K285EG (104.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201AO (88.1 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PUFFIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K272DG (102.3 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPFN (105.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bear Creek:

  • K55DD (Channel 55; SEWARD, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K03FO (Channel 3; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)
  • K07PG (Channel 7; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)

Bear Creek on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
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