Butte, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 3,246. Population change since 2000: +26.7%
Males: 1,582  (48.7%)
Females: 1,664  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $79,953 (it was $55,573 in 2000)
Butte:

$79,953
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,815 (it was $22,522 in 2000)

Butte CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $225,035 (it was $124,000 in 2000)
Butte:

$225,035
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $230,650; Detached houses: $235,045; Townhouses or other attached units: $342,788; Mobile homes: $81,431

Median gross rent in 2013: $938.

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  • Races in Butte, AK (2013)

    Butte races chart
    • 3,18186.9%White alone
    • 1794.9%Two or more races
    • 1133.1%Hispanic
    • 902.5%American Indian alone
    • 401.1%Asian alone
    • 381.0%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Butte: 108.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.0%), Irish (11.6%), English (7.4%), Norwegian (5.0%), United States (4.6%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 40.3 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile   (very low).

Butte,AK real estate house value index trend

Butte, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Butte:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butte CDP:

  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

17 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,953 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,988 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (34.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2329.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Knik River, AK (1.7 miles ), Palmer, AK (2.2 miles ), Lazy Mountain, AK (2.3 miles ), Farm Loop, AK (2.6 miles ), Gateway, AK (2.8 miles ), Lakes, AK (3.2 miles ), Buffalo Soapstone, AK (3.2 miles ), Fishhook, AK (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 61.55 N, Longitude: 149.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Butte, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Butte-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 822% 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 59.2 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 143.8 miles away from Butte center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 289.9 miles away from Butte center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 253.7 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)

Hospitals and medical centers near Butte:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butte:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 37 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 37 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 232 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1353 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1357 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1365 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1378 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Butte, Alaska gets 80''inches of snow annually just a bit more than Anchorage because its proximity to mountain moisture channels.

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Notable locations in Butte: Polar Raceway Park (A), Butte Volunteer Fire and Rescue 2 - 1 (B), Butte Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Valley Memory Garden (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Ezi Slough (A), Gull Lake (B), Butte Lake (C), Burkholder Lake (D), Falks Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

74

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.98. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.98
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.9% for American Indian residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
7 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill in 2000
7 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill in 2000

Butte compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Butte CDP (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
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: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butte:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butte:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K208BC (89.5 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM, INC.)
  • K202CB (88.3 FM; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Butte:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K09JE (Channel 9; PALMER, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K66CF (Channel 66; PALMER, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$246,3924$199,28824$192,4702$119,6801$85,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$213,5600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$181,8300$07$180,5741$93,5500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$248,9151$368,49011$208,1211$156,3600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$247,0500$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,5902$162,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,3001$311,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
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  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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