Brevig Mission, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 401 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +45.3%
Males: 208  (52.0%)
Females: 193  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

24.7 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99785.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,878 (it was $21,875 in 2000)
Brevig Mission:

$38,878
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,662 (it was $7,278 in 2000)

Brevig Mission city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,395 (it was $38,900 in 2000)
Brevig Mission:

$88,395
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $125,164; detached houses: $122,834

Median gross rent in 2019: $681.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brevig Mission: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 48.9%
(51.9% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brevig Mission, AK (2019)
    • 37498.2%American Indian alone
    • 205.2%Two or more races
    • 102.6%White alone

Races in Brevig Mission detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Brevig Mission, Alaska as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brevig Mission is 70 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.60 square miles.

Population density: 154 people per square mile   (very low).

Brevig Mission, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Brevig Mission city:

1.6% ($607)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (591.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2923.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Teller, AK (2.6 miles ),
Port Clarence, AK (3.4 miles),
Wales, AK (7.0 miles),
Shishmaref, AK (8.1 miles ),
Nome, AK (8.1 miles ),
Diomede, AK (8.7 miles),
White Mountain, AK (10.0 miles ),
Golovin, AK (10.7 miles)

Latitude: 65.33 N, Longitude: 166.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Brevig Mission, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brevig Mission, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.5%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +77 (+38.7%).
Most common industries in Brevig Mission, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (43.8%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (38.9%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (11.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.6%)
  • Utilities (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (47.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (18.2%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Brevig Mission, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (16.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (11.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (8.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (20.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (20.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.8%)

Average climate in Brevig Mission, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Brevig Mission-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 780% 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 466.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 656.7 miles away from Brevig Mission 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) earthquake occurred 571.3 miles away from Brevig Mission center
On 5/21/2011 at 08:33:21, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 12.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 11.1 miles away from Brevig Mission center
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 579.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brevig Mission topographic map

Airports located in Brevig Mission:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brevig Mission:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 543 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 590 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 591 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1950 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1953 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1962 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1974 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Brevig Mission:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brevig Mission: Brevig Mission Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Brevig Mission Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Shelman Creek (A), Reindeer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nome Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brevig Mission and their reported violations in the past:

BREVIG MISSION WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 395, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014), St Other (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014), St Other (JAN-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-25-2013 to MAR-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2013)
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
  • 23 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

81.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

31.2%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Brevig Mission:

Marital status in Brevig Mission, AK
  • Never married: 60.8%
  • Now married: 28.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

For population 25 years and over in Brevig Mission:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Brevig Mission

Religion statistics for Brevig Mission, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
This county:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nome Census Area:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brevig Mission:

43.7%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.2%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Brevig Mission:

29.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.4%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brevig Mission:

8.8%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Brevig Mission:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.0%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Brevig Mission:

53.9%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brevig Mission, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 6$9,557$19,11412$4,451
Financial Administration 2$3,570$21,4204$2,183
Electric Power 0$0 4$2,148
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,308
Sewerage 0$0 3$2,065
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 3$2,410
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$259
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,808
Totals for Government 8$13,127$19,69138$16,632

Brevig Mission government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $612,000 ($1526.18)
    Sewerage: $202,000 ($503.74)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($426.43)
    Housing and Community Development: $118,000 ($294.26)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($182.04)
    Electric Utilities: $49,000 ($122.19)
    Central Staff Services: $47,000 ($117.21)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $34,000 ($84.79)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($59.85)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($47.38)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($44.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.49)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $384,000 ($957.61)

Brevig Mission government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $653,000 ($1628.43)
    Sewerage: $99,000 ($246.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $26,000 ($64.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($4.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $31,000 ($77.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $100,000 ($249.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $37,000 ($92.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($64.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($104.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $111,000 ($276.81)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $41,000 ($102.24)

Brevig Mission government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,000 ($159.60)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brevig Mission:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Brevig Mission:

  • K09RO (Channel 9; TELLER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LW (Channel 4; TELLER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brevig Mission)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BREVIG MISSION, Brevig Mission (Lat: 65.334222 Lon: -166.364056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WPTD528,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2126.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2002, Expiration Date: 08/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2002, Certifier: Teresa E Pitot, Registrant: Dorsey & Whitney, 1001 Pennsylvania Av., N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 824-8890, Fax: (202) 824-8990, Email:
  • Brevig Mission, Brevig Mission (Lat: 65.334222 Lon: -166.488500), Type: Mast, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WPXE207, Licensee ID: L00007563,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, 19680.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2013, Expiration Date: 03/14/2023, Certifier: Everette Anderson, Registrant: Mukluk Telephone Company Inc.
  • BREVIG MSN, Kugrupaca St (Lat: 65.334222 Lon: -166.488500), Overall height: 11.6 m, Call Sign: WHD903, Licensee ID: L00007563,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2126.80 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2002, Registrant: Mukluk Telephone Company, 2121 Abbott Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brevig Mission, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brevig Mission, AK
  • 97.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Wood


Brevig Mission compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Brevig Mission on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #55 (99785) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #95 (99785) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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