Buckland, Alaska

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Population in 2012: 432 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.4%
 
Males: 217  (50.3%)
Females: 215  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  19.9 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99727.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,791 (it was $38,333 in 2000)
Buckland:

$44,791
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,947 (it was $9,624 in 2000)

Buckland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,110 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Buckland:

$133,110
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $130,789; Detached houses: $130,789

Median gross rent in 2012: $711.

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Buckland races chart
  • American Indian alone - 397 (95.4%)
  • White alone - 11 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (1.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buckland: 110.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 354 people per square mile   (very low).

Buckland, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Buckland:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 33.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckland city:

  • Never married: 53.0%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Buckland, Alaska as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Buckland to the number of sex offenders is 62 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $115 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (480.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2807.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Deering, AK (6.7 miles) , Selawik, AK (7.2 miles ), Noorvik, AK (7.7 miles ), Kiana, AK (8.4 miles ), Koyuk, AK (8.5 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (8.7 miles ), Elim, AK (10.0 miles ), White Mountain, AK (10.6 miles ).

Latitude: 65.98 N, Longitude: 161.13 W

Area code: 907

Buckland household income distribution Buckland home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

16.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+26.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (19%)
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)

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

Average climate in Buckland, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Buckland-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 283% 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 326.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 538.1 miles away from Buckland 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 428.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 48.0 miles away from Buckland 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 311.4 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 Buckland:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckland:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 390 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 479 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 480 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1818 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1822 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1834 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1843 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Buckland:

  • Buckland School (Students: 177; Location: 9900 UNIVERSITY DR.; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Buckland: Buckland Fire and Rescue (A), Maniilaq Association Tigautchiaq Amainiq Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Koobuk Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northwest Arctic Borough 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 Buckland and their reported violations in the past:

BUCKLAND WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 417, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (2 times from OCT-14-2013 to APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (2 times from OCT-14-2013 to APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013)
  • 45 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2012), St Other (MAR-27-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2011, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
  • 47 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Buckland compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Buckland travel time to work - commute Buckland mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (97%)
  • Electricity (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buckland city (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.14%
Here: 39.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameFriends (Quakers)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents52.6%24.8%13.8%3.5%5.2%
Congregations50.0%6.3%12.5%6.3%25.0%
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,894$35,3641$1,058
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,652$19,8240$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$2,511
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,180
Water Supply 1$2,635$31,6206$4,727
Totals for Government 4$10,181$30,54311$9,476

Buckland government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $234,000 ($541.67)
    Financial Administration: $182,000 ($421.30)
    General - Other: $148,000 ($342.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000 ($215.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($57.87)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($48.61)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($43.98)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($30.09)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($2.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($2.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $385,000 ($891.20)

Buckland government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $172,000 ($398.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($25.46)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($11.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($69.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $68,000 ($157.41)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $283,000 ($655.09)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $18,000 ($41.67)
    General Support: $8,000 ($18.52)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($76.39)

7.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.20% ($30,488 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.59% ($26,182)


8.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.81% ($34,491 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.58% ($58,273)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckland:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • 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)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Buckland:

  • K09RI (Channel 9; BUCKLAND, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LU (Channel 4; BUCKLAND, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Buckland Central Office, Downtown Buckland (Lat: 65.978444 Lon: -161.126028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas A Neal
    Registrant: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, 50 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 340-8899, Fax: (612) 340-2868, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Buckland Clinic (Lat: 65.976833 Lon: -161.131861), Type: 15.3, Overall height: 12.3 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Douglas A Neil, Buckland Central Office (Lat: 65.978778 Lon: -161.125750), Type: 17.7, Overall height: 12.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Benjamin@ptialaska.Net
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Buckland Clinic (Lat: 65.976833 Lon: -161.131861), Type: 15.3, Overall height: 12.3 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Pierre A Lonewolf, Buckland Central Office (Lat: 65.978778 Lon: -161.125750), Type: 17.7, Overall height: 12.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Benjamin@ptialaska.Net
  • Ben Phillips, Buckland Central Office, Downtown Buckland (Lat: 65.978444 Lon: -161.126028), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY
  • Ben Phillips, Buckland Central Office, Downtown Buckland (Lat: 65.978444 Lon: -161.126028), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Buckland Central Office (Lat: 65.978778 Lon: -161.125750), Call Sign: KNKP439
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.650 MHz, 454.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018
    Registrant: Irwin, Campbell, And Tannenwald, 1320 Eighteenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 728-0400

Most common first names in Buckland, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George257.5 years
Raymond260.0 years
Samuel269.5 years
Solomon249.1 years
Most common last names in Buckland, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hadley680.0 years
Thomas467.7 years
Elook358.4 years
Carter275.6 years
Geary270.5 years
Lee Sr259.5 years
Mitchell256.4 years
Ross254.0 years
Savok287.0 years
Washington257.5 years

Buckland on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations:"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #22 (99727) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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