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Population in 2010: 1,956. Population change since 2000: +11.9%
Males: 986  (50.5%)
Females: 970  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99664.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,424 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$71,424
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,596

Bear Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $182,666 (it was $129,700 in 2000)
Bear Creek:

$182,666
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $211,800; Detached houses: $239,920; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,028,259; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $575,825; Mobile homes: $56,771; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $46,975

Median gross rent in 2012: $882.

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  • White alone - 1,510 (77.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 242 (12.3%)
  • Two or more races - 98 (5.0%)
  • Asian alone - 74 (3.8%)
  • Black alone - 21 (1.1%)
  • Hispanic - 14 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bear Creek: 110.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.1%), German (17.8%), English (6.0%), Hungarian (4.1%), Scottish (3.2%), Danish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 41.9 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Bear Creek:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bear Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

58 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This place:  3.0%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,176 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $698 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (71.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Bear Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 987% 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 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 82.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/1980 at 23:07:14, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from Bear Creek center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 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/medical centers near Bear Creek:

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

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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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 328 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1322 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1325 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1346 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1372 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1377 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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 2012: 8.6%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.8% for American Indian residents, 16.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bear Creek, AK

Bear Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (5%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

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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