Central, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 96.
Population change since 2000: -28.4%
Males: 61  (64.3%)
Females: 35  (35.7%)
Median resident age:

56.3 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip code: 99730

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,327 (it was $36,875 in 2000)
Central:

$52,327
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,121 (it was $22,593 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $145,693 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Central:

$145,693
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $144,105; detached houses: $145,526

Median gross rent in 2017: $761.

March 2019 cost of living index in Central: 110.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.1%
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  • Races in Central, AK (2010)
    • 8891.7%White alone
    • 44.2%American Indian alone
    • 33.1%Two or more races
    • 11.0%Hispanic
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Ancestries: European (41.9%), American (12.9%).

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).

Central, Alaska map

2 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Alaska:

5.9%
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

Distribution of median household income in Central, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Central, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

17.4%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Central, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (36.0%)
  • Construction (18.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (34.3%)
  • Construction (20.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (11.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (8.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (40.0%)
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (13.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (13.3%)
Most common occupations in Central, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Religious workers (6.0%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8.6%)
  • Religious workers (8.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (8.6%)
  • Carpenters (8.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (13.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (13.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (13.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (13.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (13.3%)
  • Cashiers (13.3%)

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 Central 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 Central 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 Central 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 the city 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central topographic map

Airports located in Central:

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)
See full list of schools located in Central

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Central:

Marital status in Central, AK
  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

For population 25 years and over in Central:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,14818
Catholic1,45310
Evangelical Protestant1645
Other87-
Orthodox853
None1,651-
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: 10
This county:

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.
State:

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
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

7.0%
Alaska:

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

29.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

38.2%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

32.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Central:

20.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Central:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

60.9%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Central:

51.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Central:

90.9%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central, AK Residents

4.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.16% ($41,523 average AGI)

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: 65.577403, Lon: -144.777050, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.3mTotal length
  • 968Total average daily traffic
  • 46Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,540Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/22/2025, 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: 12/04/2018, Expiration Date: 11/01/2028, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Ste 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, 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:

5
  • Call Sign: KB8SBG, Licensee ID: L00784459, Grant Date: 10/07/2014, Expiration Date: 10/07/2024, Cancellation Date: 06/13/2015, Certifier: Daniel J Liskiewicz, Registrant: Daniel J Liskiewicz, Po Box 30142, Central, AK 99730
  • Call Sign: KL2GS, Licensee ID: L01311319, Grant Date: 08/08/2017, Expiration Date: 08/08/2027, 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
  • Call Sign: KL7W, Previous Call Sign: KB8SBG, Licensee ID: L00784459, Grant Date: 06/13/2015, Expiration Date: 06/13/2025, Certifier: Daniel J Liskiewicz, Registrant: Daniel J Liskiewicz, Po Box 30142, Central, AK 99730
  • Call Sign: KL4TL, Licensee ID: L02229678, Grant Date: 12/04/2018, Expiration Date: 12/04/2028, Certifier: Joseph C Mcwilliams, Registrant: Joseph C Mcwilliams, Central, AK 99730


FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Central)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central, AK
  • 70.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central, AK
  • 72.7%Wood
  • 27.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Central 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 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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