Beluga, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 20. Population change since 2000: -37.5%
Males: 14  (71.4%)
Females: (28.6%)
Median resident age:  62.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Median resident age: 55.5 years

Zip code: 99682

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    • 1890.0%White alone
    • 210.0%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Beluga: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Beluga, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (28.6%).

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: 56.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Beluga CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 100.0%

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) , Point Possession, AK (4.6 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 ).

Latitude: 61.13 N, Longitude: 151.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Beluga, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Beluga-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 827% 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 118.6 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 199.6 miles away from Beluga center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 198.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 291.5 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 336.1 miles away from Beluga center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 285.4 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 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:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 45 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 45 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 278 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1404 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1408 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1413 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1428 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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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 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: 42.9%
(60.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
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 above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Wood (50%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Beluga 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 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:

2
  • 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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