Bettles, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 12 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -72.1%
Males: (76.7%)
Females: (23.3%)
Median resident age:  55.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99726

Estimated median household income in 2012: $91,600 (it was $49,375 in 2000)
Bettles:

$91,600
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $44,154 (it was $19,585 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $796,378 (it was $450,000 in 2000)
Bettles:

$796,378
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $683,393; Detached houses: $683,393

Median gross rent in 2012: $983.

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  • White alone - 9 (75.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (16.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (8.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bettles: 464.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.3%), Irish (27.3%), Scottish (20.5%), German (15.9%), United States (9.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1985

Land area: 1.64 square miles.

Population density: 7.3 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bettles:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bettles city:

  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 70.5%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bettles city:  0.0% ($0)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (399.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2631.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Evansville, AK (1.0 miles) , Allakaket, AK (6.3 miles) , New Allakaket, AK (6.3 miles) , Coldfoot, AK (6.6 miles) , Alatna, AK (6.6 miles) , Wiseman, AK (7.2 miles) , Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (9.3 miles ), Stevens Village, AK (9.6 miles) .

Latitude: 66.91 N, Longitude: 151.52 W

Area code: 907

Bettles household income distribution Bettles home values distribution

Bettles tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+19.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (35%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (75%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Bettles, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Bettles-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 406% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from the city center
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 257.8 miles away from Bettles center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 424.3 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.3 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) earthquake occurred 253.5 miles away from Bettles 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 149.5 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 and other landing facilities located in Bettles:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bettles:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 177 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 399 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 400 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1617 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1621 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1640 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1643 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Bettles:

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Notable location: Bettles Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Brooks Range Aviation (Post Office Box 10).

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  1.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  33.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Bettles compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bettles city (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,080
Streets and Highways 0$0 4$3,663
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$28
Totals for Government 0$0 9$4,771

Bettles government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $4,000 ($333.33)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $19,000 ($1583.33)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($1416.67)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($1250.00)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($1000.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($2750.00)

Bettles government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($333.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($1333.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $29,000 ($2416.67)
    All Other: $1,000 ($83.33)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($583.33)

Bettles government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,000 ($416.67)

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bettles:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bettles:

  • K221AA (92.1 FM; BETTLES, AK; Owner: VOICE FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES)

TV broadcast stations around Bettles:

  • K09TE (Channel 9; BETTLES, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13TE (Channel 13; BETTLES, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
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