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Kenai Peninsula Borough

Population in 2010: 20. Population change since 2000: -37.5%
Males: 14  (70.0%)
Females: (30.0%)

Median resident age:  55.5 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 996XX

Estimated median household income in 2011: $0 (it was $0 in 2000)
Beluga:

$0
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $0

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  • White alone - 18 (90.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (10.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Beluga: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (48.8%), German (48.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 102.6 square miles.

Population density: 0.2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Beluga:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 95.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 95.3%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 0.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Beluga CDP:

  • Never married: 95.3%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Alaska:  6.4%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (47.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2366.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tyonek, AK (2.4 miles) , Nikiski, AK (5.4 miles ), Susitna, AK (5.9 miles) , Salamatof, AK (6.1 miles ), Kenai, AK (6.3 miles ), Ridgeway, AK (6.5 miles ), Sterling, AK (6.6 miles ), Point MacKenzie, AK (6.7 miles) .

Latitude: 61.13 N, Longitude: 151.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries for females in 2007-2011 (%):



  • Information (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)



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Earthquake activity:

Beluga-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3060% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Beluga 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 16.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from Beluga center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenai Peninsula Borough County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Beluga:

  • Beluga Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 500, Itinerant Ops: 5,000, Local Ops: 100)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Beluga:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 45 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 278 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1404 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1408 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1428 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1454 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1460 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Beluga: Grants Beacon (A), Ladd (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Tukallah Lake (A), Viapan Lake (B), Chuitbuna Lake (C), Denslow Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Lone Creek (A), Olson Creek (B), Threemile Creek (C), Pretty Creek (D), Coffee Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Cottonwood Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough County 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 2011: 0.0%

Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  40.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  20.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 10.0% of all households

Beluga compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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 Beluga:

  • 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.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Beluga:

  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Beluga, Sw 1/4 Ne 1/4 Sw 1/4 Sec 27 T13n R10w Sm (Lat: 61.185250 Lon: -151.054167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WHJ350
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/2008, Expiration Date: 07/15/2018, Certifier: Daniel M Dierkgraeff
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 195 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Phone: (212) 513-3200, Fax: (212) 385-9010, Email:
  • BELUGA, Lat: 61.175528 Lon: -151.033611, Overall height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WLN475
    Assigned Frequencies: 18925.0 MHz, 19365.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., 1740 S. Chugach St., Palmer, AK 99645, Phone: (907) 761-2521, Fax: (907) 761-2651, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7CNE
    Grant Date: 06/09/1995, Expiration Date: 06/09/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2007
    Registrant: Dorothy M Jones, Beluga, AK 99695


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