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Population in 2010: 33. Population change since 2000: +17.9%
Males: 20  (61.1%)
Females: 13  (38.9%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99730

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,615 (it was $11,250 in 2000)
Birch Creek:

$24,615
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,656

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,418 (it was $82,500 in 2000)
Birch Creek:

$167,418
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $243,750; Detached houses: $243,750

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Birch Creek: 287.0 (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: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 100.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Birch Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 33.3%
  • Divorced: 38.9%

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 July 2013:
Here:

14.5%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)



Average climate in Birch Creek, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Birch Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 48% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/7/1991 at 06:04:20, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 4.8 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/5/1994 at 01:14:42, a magnitude 5.5 (4.9 MB, 4.7 MS, 4.8 ML, 5.5 ML, Depth: 7.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from Birch Creek center
On 2/5/2006 at 08:17:01, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 MW, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/1994 at 17:42:45, a magnitude 5.1 (4.6 MB, 5.0 ML, Depth: 11.7 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/2006 at 16:43:32, a magnitude 5.2 (4.9 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Birch Creek center
On 7/29/2002 at 12:24:48, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.4 ML, Depth: 8.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 372 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1468 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1471 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1494 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1523 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1532 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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 2012: 44.4%

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.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (73%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here48.7%
USA50.2%

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%

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.33% ($20,208 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($33,200)


10.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  4.72% ($29,294 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($31,538)

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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