Cantwell, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 219.
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
Males: 133  (60.8%)
Females: 86  (39.2%)
Median resident age:

46.9 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99729, 99755.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,103 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Cantwell:

$57,103
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,815 (it was $22,615 in 2000)

Cantwell CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $164,311 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Cantwell:

$164,311
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $177,496; detached houses: $183,211; mobile homes: $103,042

Median gross rent in 2019: $675.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cantwell: 105.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.1%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cantwell, AK (2019)
    • 13677.3%White alone
    • 2715.3%Two or more races
    • 84.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (12.6%), Irish (10.3%), European (4.6%), Scandinavian (3.4%), Scottish (3.4%), American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 2190 feet

Land area: 118.3 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Cantwell, Alaska map

4 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This place:

2.3%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $256 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (154.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2410.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

McKinley Park, AK (4.3 miles),
Healy, AK (6.4 miles ),
Ferry, AK (6.8 miles),
Anderson, AK (8.2 miles ),
Chase, AK (8.7 miles),
Nenana, AK (9.0 miles ),
Talkeetna, AK (9.1 miles ),
Four Mile Road, AK (9.2 miles)

Latitude: 63.39 N, Longitude: 148.90 W

Area code: 907

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

17.9%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Cantwell, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Construction (13.2%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.9%)
  • Public administration (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (14.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
Most common occupations in Cantwell, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Carpenters (7.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (13.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.6%)

Average climate in Cantwell, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cantwell, Alaska average temperatures Cantwell, Alaska average precipitation Cantwell, Alaska humidity Cantwell, Alaska wind speed Cantwell, Alaska snowfall Cantwell, Alaska sunshine Cantwell, Alaska clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 39.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.2
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Cantwell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 7120% 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 168.9 miles away from Cantwell 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 37.7 miles away from Cantwell center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from Cantwell 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 45.6 miles away from Cantwell center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2018 at 17:29:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 29.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from Cantwell center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Cantwell topographic map

Airports located in Cantwell:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cantwell:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 107 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 155 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 155 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1415 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1419 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1432 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1440 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Cantwell:

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Library in Cantwell:

  • CANTWELL COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,340; Location: 1 SCHOOL ROAD; 12,367 books; 371 audio materials; 520 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 16 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Cantwell Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Drashner Lake (A), Mirror Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotels: Cantwell Lodge (PO Box 87) (1), Denali Manor B & B (Parks Hy) (2), Backwoods Lodge (Mi 133.8 Denali Highway) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

CANTWELL RV PARK (Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TSESYU / SUNSHINE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.8%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Cantwell:

Marital status in Cantwell, AK
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 27.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cantwell:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Cantwell, AK (based on Denali Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3106
Catholic1121
Other871
None1,317-
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 convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Denali Borough:

10.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Denali Borough:

32.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.6%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Denali Borough:

28.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cantwell:

48.1%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cantwell:

43.8%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Cantwell:

29.3
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.1%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.6%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cantwell:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cantwell:

35.6%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Cantwell:

57.9%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cantwell, AK Residents

10.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.72%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

9.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.70%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.19% ($93,810 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cantwell:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Cantwell:

  • K09SI (Channel 9; CANTWELL, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02KK (Channel 2; CANTWELL, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • Cantwell, Alaska
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alaska average
  • Fatal accident count512
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents763
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons180
  • Fatalities553
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents1265
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents92
See more detailed statistics of Cantwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 72.9mTotal length
  • 36,727Total average daily traffic
  • 3,617Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,660Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cantwell, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cantwell, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cantwell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Reindeer Hills 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 63.405639 Lon: -148.855056), Call Sign: KTG677, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.1600 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2013, Expiration Date: 11/28/2023, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • State Police Ofc (Lat: 63.395361 Lon: -148.955611), Call Sign: KTI581, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.26540 MHz, 5.13640 MHz, 4.46140 MHz, 5.19640 MHz, 7.48140 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2015, Expiration Date: 05/21/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1245, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562
  • Reindeer Hills Site 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 63.405639 Lon: -148.855056), Call Sign: KNBV924, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.730 MHz, Grant Date: 12/06/2012, Expiration Date: 02/09/2023, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 768-2202
  • #1 Cantwell Rd. (Lat: 63.391111 Lon: -148.954000), Call Sign: WPVS478,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.832 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 08/09/2022, Certifier: Daniel H Williams, Registrant: Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Pupil Transportation Dept., 1204 N Hyer Spur, Wasilla, AK 99687, Phone: (907) 373-2287, Fax: (907) 376-2408, Email:
  • Cantwell, Raindeer Hill (Lat: 63.412028 Lon: -148.855333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WPXK557,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2013, Expiration Date: 04/23/2023, Certifier: Bart Browning, Registrant: Alaska Railroad Corporation, 1224 Whitney Road, Anchorage, AK 99510-7500, Phone: (907) 265-3901, Fax: (907) 265-2685, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • REINDEER, Reindeer Hills 3 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 63.405639 Lon: -148.855056), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNEO389,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2018, Expiration Date: 02/04/2029, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • CANTWELL, .5 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 63.400639 Lon: -148.940056), Overall height: 21.6 m, Call Sign: WQQ80,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.50 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2000, Phone: (404) 810-4020
  • GCI Cantwell Fiber H, Caribou Ave (Lat: 63.395583 Lon: -148.889306), Type: Building, Structure height: 3.1 m, Overall height: 4.9 m, Call Sign: WRDQ259,
    Assigned Frequencies: 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2019, Expiration Date: 06/25/2029, Certifier: Chris Mace, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • GCI Cantwell, Mountain N.E. Of Cantwell (Lat: 63.398306 Lon: -148.872750), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.9 m, Call Sign: WRDQ260,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, 23375.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2019, Expiration Date: 06/25/2029, Certifier: Chris Mace, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0HE, Grant Date: 05/07/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2009, Registrant: Aase K Dane, Cantwell, AK 99729
  • Call Sign: NL7MX, Grant Date: 05/17/1988, Expiration Date: 05/17/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2000, Registrant: Bernice Sheldon, Box 154, Cantwell, AK 99729


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cantwell)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cantwell, AK
  • 60.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.7%Wood
  • 5.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cantwell, AK
  • 92.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.7%Wood


Cantwell compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 7 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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