Big Delta, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 591. Population change since 2000: -21.1%
Males: 365  (61.9%)
Females: 226  (38.1%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99737.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,002 (it was $49,000 in 2000)
Big Delta:

$46,002
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,296 (it was $14,803 in 2000)

Big Delta CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $175,969 (it was $96,800 in 2000)
Big Delta:

$175,969
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $293,527; Detached houses: $306,262; Mobile homes: $78,861
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Big Delta races chart
  • White alone - 542 (91.7%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (2.4%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (1.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Big Delta detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Delta: 108.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Recent posts about Big Delta, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Big Delta is mentioned 25 times on our forum:
Alaska Weather  (2553 replies)
Salcha floods once more (happens yearly)  (35 replies)
Heads-up to anyone in Juneau, and to anyone moving here soon...  (173 replies)
Any small towns on the rs that aren't so touristy?  (16 replies)
Where in AK should I go?  (20 replies)
Just a cool summer (wet, too)  (55 replies)

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Ancestries: German (19.9%), Irish (13.8%), Swedish (12.2%), Russian (10.7%), United States (10.5%), English (4.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 995 feet

Land area: 55.2 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Delta,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Big Delta:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 24.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Delta CDP:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

88 residents are foreign born (10.7% Europe).

This place:  12.9%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,154 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (239.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2380.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Whitestone, AK (1.8 miles) , Delta Junction, AK (2.7 miles ), Deltana, AK (4.2 miles ), Fort Greely, AK (4.3 miles ), Harding-Birch Lakes, AK (5.7 miles ), Healy Lake, AK (5.9 miles) , Salcha, AK (6.7 miles ), Dry Creek, AK (7.0 miles) .

Latitude: 64.15 N, Longitude: 145.80 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Big Delta household income distribution Big Delta home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.0%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (29%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Big Delta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Big Delta, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Big Delta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 589% 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 224.0 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 72.3 miles away from Big Delta center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 157.5 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from Big Delta 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) earthquake occurred 382.5 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Delta:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 78 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 241 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 242 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1370 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1374 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1391 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1396 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • It is very warm in summer and Cold in winter. I like the outhouse races. added by Tenderoni

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Notable locations in Big Delta: Bluff Cabin (A), Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department Station 8 (B), Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department Station 6 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Big D Pond (A), Bluff Cabin Lake (B), Quartz Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Delta River (A), Clearwater Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Big Delta: Big Delta Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.5%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
225 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Big Delta compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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 above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Big Delta travel time to work - commute Big Delta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Delta CDP (based on Southeast Fairbanks Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.46%
Here: 21.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents23.8%20.8%14.2%14.2%27.0%
Congregations7.1%14.3%21.4%14.3%42.9%
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: 2
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

32.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
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  2.43% ($49,303 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.77% ($42,238)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.37% ($49,000)


10.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
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  2.38% ($37,369 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.99% ($46,074)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.84% ($50,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Delta:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Delta:

  • KDHS-LP (95.5 FM; DELTA JUNCTION, AK; Owner: DELTA/GREELY SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • K285DQ (104.9 FM; DELTA JUNCTION, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC ALASKA MISSIONARY FELL.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Delta:

  • K10OB (Channel 10; DELTA JUNCTION, AK; Owner: R.E. ANDREASSEN)
  • K17AF (Channel 17; DELTA JUNCTION, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • BIG DELTA, .9 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 64.162639 Lon: -145.859556), Overall height: 19.2 m, Call Sign: WML566
    Assigned Frequencies: 22625.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • WHITESTONE, .9 Mi Se Of (Lat: 64.153750 Lon: -145.883167), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WML567
    Assigned Frequencies: 21425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • TANANA RVR CROSSING, 1/2 Mile North Of Big Delta (Lat: 64.155722 Lon: -145.847611), Type: Bridg, Structure height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQEE740
    Assigned Frequencies: 10624.3 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/2006, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Certifier: Martha Lewis Marcus
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 785-3007, Email:
  • Whitestone Farms, Gov't Lot 3, T9s, R10e, Sec4 (Lat: 64.160167 Lon: -145.798833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQNK800
    Assigned Frequencies: 17950.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/08/2021, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes
    Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

Big Delta on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Administrative and support and waste management services"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Community and social services occupations:"
  • #57 (99737) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries"
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