Birch Creek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 33. Population change since 2000: +17.9%
Males: 24  (75.0%)
Females: (25.0%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99730

Estimated median household income in 2013: $4,679 (it was $11,250 in 2000)
Birch Creek:

$4,679
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,744 (it was $5,952 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,864 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Birch Creek:

$148,864
AK:

$254,000
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Birch Creek: 148.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 6.12 square miles.

Population density: 5.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Birch Creek:

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birch Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 43.7%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 34.4%
  • Divorced: 21.9%

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

Birch Creek CDP:  0.7% ($550)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (370.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2490.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fort Yukon, AK (5.1 miles ), Beaver, AK (6.7 miles) , Circle, AK (7.5 miles) , Venetie, AK (7.6 miles ), Central, AK (7.7 miles) , Chalkyitsik, AK (8.0 miles) , Stevens Village, AK (9.7 miles) , Livengood, AK (9.7 miles) .

Latitude: 66.26 N, Longitude: 145.82 W

Area code: 907

Birch Creek household income distribution Birch Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Birch Creek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Birch Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 446% 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 366.5 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 196.1 miles away from Birch Creek center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 216.9 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 200.6 miles away from the city 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 109.6 miles away from Birch Creek center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 117.3 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 Birch Creek:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Birch Creek:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 113 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 371 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 372 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1468 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1471 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1493 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1494 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Birch Creek: Birch Creek Volunteer Fire Department (A), Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments Birch Creek Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2013: 75.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  41.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  47.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Birch Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly 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

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.4
Alaska average:

10.4

Birch Creek travel time to work - commute Birch Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (63%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Birch Creek CDP (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,14818
Catholic1,45310
Evangelical Protestant1645
Other87-
Orthodox853
None1,651-
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: 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%

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 Birch Creek:

  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Ed Priest Residence (Lat: 66.261583 Lon: -145.816750), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WCX3, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2008, Expiration Date: 08/25/2018
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1245, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562

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