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Population in 2012: 435 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 

Males: 240  (55.2%)
Females: 195  (44.8%)

Median resident age:  23.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99561.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,753 (it was $35,556 in 2000)
Chefornak:

$51,753
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,420

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $186,787 (it was $234,400 in 2000)
Chefornak:

$186,787
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $186,433; Detached houses: $186,433

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • American Indian alone - 400 (95.7%)
  • White alone - 14 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chefornak: 121.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 5.73 square miles.

Population density: 76 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chefornak:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 28.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chefornak city:

  • Never married: 52.8%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 3.5%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Chefornak, Alaska as of July 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chefornak to the number of sex offenders is 87 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (495.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2723.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kipnuk, AK (4.1 miles ), Nightmute, AK (5.6 miles ), Toksook Bay, AK (6.2 miles ), Kwigillingok, AK (6.6 miles ), Tununak, AK (6.7 miles ), Mertarvik, AK (6.8 miles) , Kongiganak, AK (7.0 miles ), Newtok, AK (7.5 miles ).

Latitude: 60.16 N, Longitude: 164.27 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+22.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (38%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Special education teachers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)

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Airports located in Chefornak:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chefornak:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 494 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 615 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1815 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1817 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1837 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1861 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1866 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Chefornak: Chefornak Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Chefornak Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Bethel Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

CHEFORNAK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 408, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  4.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  87.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chefornak, AK

Chefornak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chefornak travel time to work - commute


Chefornak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (96%)
  • Wood (4%)

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Religion statistics for Chefornak city (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.89%
Here47.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMoravian Church in AmericaOrthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents46.2%27.9%20.1%2.5%3.3%
Congregations18.6%41.9%20.9%4.7%14.0%
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$3,056$18,33620$15,462
Totals for Government 2$3,056$18,33620$15,462

Chefornak government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $170,000 ($390.80)
    Financial Administration: $75,000 ($172.41)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($20.69)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $135,000 ($310.34)

Chefornak government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000 ($9.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($57.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $102,000 ($234.48)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($20.69)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $273,000 ($627.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $87,000 ($200.00)
    General Support: $26,000 ($59.77)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($6.90)

Chefornak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $307,000 ($705.75)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.58% ($27,013 average AGI)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.49% ($19,167)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.22% ($25,000)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.34% ($37,402 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.72% ($38,333)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.46% ($27,783)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chefornak:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chefornak:

  • K02LO (Channel 2; CHEFORNAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MK (Channel 4; CHEFORNAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Chefornak (Lat: 60.159056 Lon: -164.272028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 40.8 m, Call Sign: WPOJ850
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Gci, 2550 Denali Street, Suite, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David H Heimke, Within The Village Of Chefornak (Lat: 60.159056 Lon: -164.272028), Type: 40.8, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of Chefornak (Lat: 60.159056 Lon: -164.272028), Type: 40.8, Overall height: 39.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Lat: 60.199222 Lon: -164.085639, Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KYU646, Licensee ID: L00532807
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/25/2002, Expiration Date: 08/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012
    Registrant: Elizabeth Kusaiak, Box 14, Chefornak, AK 99561
  • Near (Lat: 60.199222 Lon: -164.085639), Type: Building, Call Sign: WHD634
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/04/1996, Expiration Date: 05/03/2001, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2001
    Registrant: Peter Matthew Sr, Chefornak, AK 99561
  • Near (Lat: 60.765917 Lon: -161.833972), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHX697
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/03/2012, Expiration Date: 08/25/2022
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Chefornak Airport (Lat: 60.149222 Lon: -164.285639), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WWY6
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 05/25/2019
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • First Road, Chefornal School (Lat: 60.157583 Lon: -164.282806), Type: Building, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQRD439
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.550 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.950 MHz, 156.250 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 156.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: Gary Baldwin
    Registrant: Lower Kuskokwim School District, 1004 Ron Edwards Memorial Drive, Bethel, AK 99559-0305, Phone: (907) 543-4876, Fax: (907) 543-4911, Email:



Chefornak on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #10 (99561) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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