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Population in 2010: 3,246. Population change since 2000: +26.7%
Males: 1,615  (49.8%)
Females: 1,631  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  40.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,324 (it was $55,573 in 2000)
Butte:

$71,324
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,442

Butte CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $229,042 (it was $124,000 in 2000)
Butte:

$229,042
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $218,206; Detached houses: $225,662; Mobile homes: $60,300

Median gross rent in 2012: $956.

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  • White alone - 3,082 (89.1%)
  • Two or more races - 147 (4.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 107 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 79 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 25 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 18 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Butte: 109.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (25.1%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.0%), French (5.4%), Dutch (5.3%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 40.3 square miles.

Population density: 81 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Butte:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Butte CDP:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

47 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,810 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,976 (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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Butte-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2690% 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 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from Butte center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/14/1984 at 01:02:08, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.4 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 18.2 miles away from Butte center
On 7/22/1999 at 05:35:18, a magnitude 5.6 (5.0 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.6 ML, 5.3 MW, Depth: 28.3 mi) earthquake occurred 21.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 232 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1354 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1357 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1378 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1405 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1411 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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  • 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.5. This is better than average.
City:

24.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.50. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.50
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 17.2% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Butte, AK

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:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Butte travel time to work - commute


Butte mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here27.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%16.4%14.6%6.1%5.2%
Congregations9.2%9.2%12.3%1.5%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.5%2.9%20.0%
Congregations3.1%6.2%4.6%3.1%47.7%
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: 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%

11.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.14%
Alaska average:

9.33%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.15%
Alaska average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  4.83% ($52,567 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.35% ($45,270)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.27% ($54,529)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($592 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.10%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.35% ($37,449 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.29% ($28,901)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.22% ($35,962)

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
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0013.00

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Butte on our top lists:

  • #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"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #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)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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