Central, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 96. Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 40  (42.4%)
Females: 56  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  52.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99730

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,466 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Central:

$30,466
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,487 (it was $22,593 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,967 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Central:

$66,967
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $159,417; Detached houses: $159,417

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • White alone - 88 (91.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Central: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.1%), Irish (19.5%), French (12.8%), English (11.4%), Welsh (10.1%), Swedish (8.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 935 feet

Land area: 248.0 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).
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For population 25 years and over in Central:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central CDP:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Central CDP:  1.2% ($900)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (338.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2431.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Circle, AK (5.2 miles) , Birch Creek, AK (7.7 miles) , Fort Yukon, AK (8.6 miles ), Pleasant Valley, AK (8.8 miles ), Chalkyitsik, AK (9.1 miles) , Two Rivers, AK (9.2 miles ), Steele Creek, AK (9.4 miles ), Moose Creek, AK (9.6 miles ).

Latitude: 65.53 N, Longitude: 144.70 W

Area code: 907

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

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (71%)
  • Utilities (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Accountants and auditors (13%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (13%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (13%)
  • Cashiers (13%)

Average climate in Central, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Central-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 479% 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 325.2 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 164.7 miles away from Central center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 213.9 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 172.5 miles away from the city 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 350.3 miles away from Central center
On 10/6/1995 at 05:23:18, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.2 ML, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 113.8 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 Central:

  • Central Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 2,500, Itinerant Ops: 500, Local Ops: 1,000)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 103 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 340 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 340 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1410 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1414 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1435 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1436 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Central:

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Notable locations in Central: Deadwood (A), Hogem Juction (B), Central Rescue Team (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Medicine Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Mosquito Creek (A), Boulder Creek (B), Twenty-two Pup (C), Twenty-six Pup (D), Switch Creek (E), Sawpit Creek (F), Quartz Creek (G), Portage Creek (H), Mary Louise Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Central compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Wood (46%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central CDP (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200530,781 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.33% ($20,208 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($33,200)


10.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,177 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  4.72% ($29,294 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($31,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)

TV broadcast stations around Central:

  • K03GO (Channel 3; CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K06LP (Channel 6; CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Central fatal accident list:

May 17, 2011 11:45 PM, Sr-6 Steese Highway, Lat: 65.57740, Lon: -144.77705, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,269
Total average daily truck traffic: 60
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,770

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Central)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Dot Hwy Shop (Lat: 65.572417 Lon: -144.794111), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNRD807, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 01/22/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 520-5112

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CENTRAL CO, Lat: 65.570472 Lon: -144.818000, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WLN301, Licensee ID: L00002081
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2001
    Registrant: United Utilities Inc, 5450 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99518

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Within City Limits (Lat: 65.570750 Lon: -144.818556), Call Sign: KNKP414
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.200 MHz, 454.150 MHz, 454.100 MHz, 454.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018
    Registrant: United Utilities, Inc., 5450 A St., Ancorage, AK 99518-1291, Phone: (907) 273-5280, Fax: (907) 273-5315, Email:
  • Within City Limits (Lat: 65.570750 Lon: -144.818556), Call Sign: KNLS453
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.570 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/1995, Expiration Date: 09/01/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Winston & Strawn, 1400 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 371-5775

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL2GS, Licensee ID: L01311319
    Grant Date: 08/07/2007, Expiration Date: 08/07/2017, Certifier: Mclaren C Carter Jr
    Registrant: Mclaren C Carter Jr, Central, AK 99730
  • Call Sign: KL2ZC, Licensee ID: L01552290
    Grant Date: 03/08/2010, Expiration Date: 03/08/2020, Certifier: Linda J Carter
    Registrant: Linda J Carter, Central, AK 99730


FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Central)
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