Cantwell, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 219. Population change since 2000: -1.4%
Males: 130  (59.8%)
Females: 89  (40.2%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99729, 99755.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,553 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Cantwell:

$54,553
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,421 (it was $22,615 in 2000)

Cantwell CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,653 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Cantwell:

$167,653
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $780.

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  • Races in Cantwell, AK (2010)

    Cantwell races chart
    • 16776.3%White alone
    • 3415.5%American Indian alone
    • 104.6%Two or more races
    • 41.8%Other race alone
    • 31.4%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cantwell: 110.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.8%), Italian (11.0%), Norwegian (6.0%), United States (4.9%), Danish (3.8%), Irish (3.8%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Cantwell:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cantwell CDP:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

4 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (0.1%)

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

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

3.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Cantwell, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cantwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 672% 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 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 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 the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 25.2 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 378.7 miles away from Cantwell 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 301.2 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 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:

See full list of schools located in Cantwell

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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 38.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 2.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.47
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.3%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.1% for American Indian residents)
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

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Wood (22%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cantwell CDP (based on Denali Borough data)

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
Denali Borough:

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
Here:

32.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Denali Borough:

28.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

12.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.43%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.02% ($59,056 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.46% ($36,385)


11.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.84%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.37% ($41,857 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.47% ($55,923)

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 fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 2008 04:17 AM, Sr-3 Parks Highway, Lat: 63.36974, Lon: -148.99697, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 14, 2008 04:59 PM, Sr-3 Parks Hwy, Lat: 63.47278, Lon: -148.81833, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Feb 18, 2006 87:99 PM, I-Sr3 Parks Hwy, Jack River Brdg, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 21, 2006 09:42 PM, I-Sr-3 Parks Hwy, Mp 215.5, Lat: 63.63088, Lon: -148.78198, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 10, 2004 07:45 PM, I-3 Parks Hwy, Mp 206.6, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • 13,077Total average daily traffic
  • 3,057Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,250Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cantwell, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 09/09/2003, Expiration Date: 11/28/2013
    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: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 05/21/2015
    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: 37.4400 MHz, 44.0400 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2003, Expiration Date: 04/23/2013, 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:

2
  • 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: 11/26/2008, Expiration Date: 02/04/2019
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, 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
    Registrant: Phone: (404) 810-4020

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:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cantwell)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Cantwell on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Media and communication equipment workers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations:"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #6 (99729) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Estonian first ancestries"
  • #85 (99755) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lebanese first ancestries"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
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