Big Lake, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 3,350.
Population change since 2000: +27.1%
Males: 1,701  (50.8%)
Females: 1,649  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99652, 99654, 99688.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,543 (it was $43,382 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$58,543
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,295 (it was $19,285 in 2000)

Big Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $209,628 (it was $101,100 in 2000)
Big Lake:

$209,628
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,347; detached houses: $253,660; townhouses or other attached units: $560,562; in 2-unit structures: $243,468; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $214,548; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,002; mobile homes: $66,417; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $392,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,085.

March 2019 cost of living index in Big Lake: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 5.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Big Lake, AK (2010)
    • 2,83384.6%White alone
    • 2296.8%American Indian alone
    • 1534.6%Two or more races
    • 1043.1%Hispanic
    • 180.5%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 30.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.09%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Big Lake, Alaska as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Big Lake is 188 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (12.0%), English (4.0%), Italian (3.8%), Irish (3.3%), American (3.1%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 131.9 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Big Lake, Alaska map

52 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.4%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,700 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,323 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (24.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2350.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Houston, AK (2.5 miles ),
Knik-Fairview, AK (3.1 miles ),
Meadow Lakes, AK (3.2 miles ),
Point MacKenzie, AK (3.4 miles),
Wasilla, AK (3.8 miles ),
Tanaina, AK (4.0 miles ),
Willow, AK (4.0 miles ),
Lakes, AK (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 61.54 N, Longitude: 149.89 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Big Lake, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Big Lake, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Big Lake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Fuel dealers (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Public administration (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
Most common occupations in Big Lake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
  • Top executives (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Art and design workers (3.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)

Average climate in Big Lake, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Big Lake, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.0. This is better than average.

City:

54.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.503. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 19.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.38. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.38
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Big Lake-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 831% 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 83.4 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 154.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from Big Lake center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 332.6 miles away from Big Lake 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 312.6 miles away from Big Lake 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) earthquake occurred 281.7 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)
Big Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Lake:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Big Lake:

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

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 24 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 25 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 239 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1378 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1382 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1389 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1403 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Big Lake:

  • HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 12501 W HAWK RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Big Lake:

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Library in Big Lake:

  • BIG LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $264,072; Location: 3140 SOUTH BIG LAKE ROAD; 21,222 books; 1,491 audio materials; 1,638 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Big Lake: Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 8 - 2 (A), Central Matanuska - Susitna Fire Department Station 64 (B), Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department Station 8 - 1 (C), Big Lake Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Johnson Pond (A), Whale Lake (B), Liten Lake (C), Echo Lake (D), West Papoose Lake (E), Beaver Lakes (F), Mirror Lake (G), Sara Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Threemile Creek (A), Meadow Creek (B), Lucile Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Lake include: Big Lake South State Recreation Site (1), Big Lake North State Recreation Site (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Alaska & Canada Midnight Sun Consultants (Tourism Consultants; PO Box 521798) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Big Lake Motel - Reservations & Information (South Big Lake Road) (1), Hangar Lounge (South Big Lake Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Lake and their reported violations in the past:

MEADOW BROOK SUBDIVISION (Population served: 465, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between AUG-15-2007 and NOV-14-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (NOV-05-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-11-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-11-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-17-2011)
  • 49 regular monitoring violations
WESTWOOD WATER COMPANY INC (Population served: 180, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In AUG-01-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2009)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MAJESTIC HILLS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 168, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
DOCK ROCKERS LAUNDRY (Address: 3462 S. BIG LAKE RD. BIG LAKE AK 99623 , Population served: 162, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CAMP MARANATHA (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
FAITH BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2012), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ISLANDER BAR & RESTAURANT (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In JAN-01-2007. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-25-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Tech. No Prior State Approval - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-25-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2007)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
TANGLE RIVER INN (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Big Lake that have no violations reported:

  • NORTHERN LIGHTS TERRACE (Population served: 168, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUTTON HILLTOP TESORO (Population served: 78, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MID VALLEY SENIOR CENTER (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BIG LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.1%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
110 people in other types of correctional institutions in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Big Lake:

Marital status in Big Lake, AK
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Big Lake:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Big Lake
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Big Lake, AK (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
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: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
This county:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

6.1%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Big Lake:

46.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Big Lake:

23.3%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Big Lake:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Big Lake:

35.6%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Big Lake:

57.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Big Lake:

78.9%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Big Lake, AK Residents

9.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.31%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.86% ($65,112 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.30% ($54,318)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.24% ($77,690)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($426 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.04% ($55,484 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($53,581)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($50,925)

Businesses in Big Lake, AK

  • Curves: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • 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.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Lake:

  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAFC (93.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KJHA (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Lake:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTBY (Channel 4; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
Big Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Big Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.2mTotal length
  • 777Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 825Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Big Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Forestry Office (Lat: 61.518611 Lon: -149.911389), Call Sign: KIL281, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.300 MHz, 458.100 MHz, Grant Date: 04/12/2000, Expiration Date: 04/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2002, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • Div Of Forestry Office (Lat: 61.518611 Lon: -149.911389), Call Sign: KNFX430, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0000 MHz, 45.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2002, Expiration Date: 06/16/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2002, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • Fish & Game Office (Lat: 61.566972 Lon: -149.800000), Call Sign: WQS467, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.0000 MHz, 45.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 09/02/2000, Expiration Date: 09/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2002, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • Mile 52 Parks Hwy (Lat: 61.567250 Lon: -149.706667), Call Sign: KCH486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.625 MHz, 466.625 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/1996, Expiration Date: 12/05/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Fishers Fuel Inc, Box 520209, Big Lake, AK 99652, Phone: (907) 892-6706
  • Lat: 61.540056 Lon: -149.818722, Call Sign: WQSX370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2013, Expiration Date: 12/04/2023, Certifier: Bill J Allman, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • STATION, Division Of Forestry Office (Lat: 61.516111 Lon: -149.912778), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNEF466,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2142.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/1999, Expiration Date: 05/12/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2000, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • BIG LAKE, 8000' N/O Big Lake 3/4m W/O Rody Lake 1m Sse/O Beaverhouse Lake (Lat: 61.555833 Lon: -149.859444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WPYT325, Licensee ID: L00009200,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19350.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/06/2013, Expiration Date: 10/21/2023, Certifier: Tina Pidgeon, Registrant: The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC
  • Big Lake, 3403 S. Gronwaldt St. (Lat: 61.544056 Lon: -149.831694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 31.4 m, Call Sign: WQOA577,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19610.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 07/26/2021, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • PT MAC, 22302 West Johnny Parks Drive (Lat: 61.431639 Lon: -149.998167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQVH535, Licensee ID: L00670138,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6605.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/12/2025, Certifier: Timothy Dey, Registrant: Matanuska-Susitna, Bourough Of, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6488, Phone: (907) 952-2463, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Lat: 61.549444 Lon: -149.868889, Call Sign: WBQ83,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 3.23940 MHz, 3.35540 MHz, 5.13590 MHz, 5.13890 MHz, 5.16590 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 5.20890 MHz, 8.07140 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/1995, Expiration Date: 12/08/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Carl Berry, Big Lake, AK 99652
  • Block 3 Lot 13 Butler Sub (Lat: 61.539444 Lon: -149.815278), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WSX81, Licensee ID: L00014858,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.51040 MHz, 3.26240 MHz, 4.37040 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 4.42140 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/1994, Expiration Date: 06/30/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Deiser, Fred J:deiser, Dawn E, Big Lake, AK 99652

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Big Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

112 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Big Lake)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$192,0387$198,31036$191,3522$82,13013$190,597
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$235,2505$203,3021$15,6602$111,535
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$153,0336$175,27718$196,1561$21,2304$187,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$185,8333$198,01317$228,6562$120,0603$228,173
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$218,3701$111,3600$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$151,0301$143,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$105,790
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$69,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Lake, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Big Lake, AK - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 45. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2005, and the least - 24 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Big Lake, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (54.7%), and Outside Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Big Lake, AK
    • 42154.7%Structure Fires
    • 20526.6%Outside Fires
    • 13317.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 111.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Big Lake, AK
Most common first names in Big Lake, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John870.6 years
Robert664.8 years
James568.0 years
William567.8 years
Thomas466.5 years
Donald370.0 years
David365.6 years
Richard371.0 years
Walter365.0 years
Dorothy282.0 years
Most common last names in Big Lake, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson471.7 years
Davis376.4 years
Moore372.3 years
Payne345.3 years
Smith355.0 years
Hahn269.0 years
Daily256.5 years
Engebreth276.5 years
Charles277.5 years
Donald266.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Big Lake, AK
  • 47.1%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.8%Wood
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Electricity
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Big Lake, AK
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 27.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel


Big Lake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Big Lake on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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