Buckland, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 422 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 
Males: 231  (54.9%)
Females: 191  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

22.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99727.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,308 (it was $38,333 in 2000)
Buckland:

$41,308
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,805 (it was $9,624 in 2000)

Buckland city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $90,787 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Buckland:

$90,787
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $180,130; detached houses: $182,221

Median gross rent in 2019: $885.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buckland: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.6%
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  • Races in Buckland, AK (2019)
    • 691103.3%American Indian alone
    • 243.6%White alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Buckland, Alaska as of January 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buckland is 78 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.22 square miles.

Population density: 345 people per square mile   (very low).

Buckland, Alaska map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Buckland city:

0.7% ($580)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

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

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

12.2%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+26.9%).
Most common industries in Buckland, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.7%)
  • Public administration (23.4%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (27.1%)
  • Educational services (27.1%)
  • Construction (20.3%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.1%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.6%)
  • Public administration (17.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (17.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Air transportation (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Buckland, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Carpenters (7.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.4%)
  • Construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18.6%)
  • Carpenters (11.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.9%)
  • Construction laborers (8.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.1%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.6%)

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 significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1586% 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) earthquake occurred 428.8 miles away from Buckland 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 437.1 miles away from Buckland center
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.0 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Buckland center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Buckland topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Buckland:

Marital status in Buckland, AK
  • Never married: 49.4%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

For population 25 years and over in Buckland:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 33.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Alaska average:

10.2

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 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.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

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%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.5%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buckland:

44.6%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.7%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

38.1%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Buckland:

53.5%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.5%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buckland, 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 Government Administration 7$5,760$9,8740$0
Financial Administration 6$18,048$36,0964$4,546
Totals for Government 13$23,808$21,9774$4,546

Buckland government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($450.24)
    Central Staff Services: $155,000 ($367.30)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($253.55)
    Financial Administration: $71,000 ($168.25)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($142.18)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($66.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($59.24)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($56.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($35.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($18.96)

Buckland government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($52.13)
    Other: $18,000 ($42.65)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($2.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,000 ($49.76)
    Other: $13,000 ($30.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000 ($139.81)
    Rents: $39,000 ($92.42)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $243,000 ($575.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,000 ($177.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $100,000 ($236.97)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($35.55)

8.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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  3.47% ($53,838 average AGI)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 72ft / 21.7mTotal length
  • 14,500Total average daily traffic
  • 1,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,000Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Harvey Repeater, Lat: 66.160694 Lon: -160.579861, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21.4 m, Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WQSS774,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+32 more), Grant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Talik Repeater, Lat: 65.520500 Lon: -160.539806, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21.4 m, Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WQTD410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, Grant Date: 01/09/2014, Expiration Date: 01/09/2024, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Buckland-Armory, Airport Rd (Lat: 65.980139 Lon: -161.131944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQYM249,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, 11015.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/03/2026, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Harvey Rptr, Harvey Repeater Tower (Lat: 66.160694 Lon: -160.579861), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 26.5 m, Call Sign: WQYQ924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2016, Expiration Date: 12/15/2026, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

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, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2018, Registrant: Moss & Barnett, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 877-5320, Email:

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buckland, AK
  • 97.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buckland, AK
  • 96.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Wood


Buckland compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Buckland on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #13 (99727) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries"
  • #53 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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