Chenega, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 76. Population change since 2000: -11.6%
Males: 46  (60.8%)
Females: 30  (39.2%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Zip code: 99574

Estimated median household income in 2016: $13,690 (it was $53,750 in 2000)
Chenega:

$13,690
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,881 (it was $13,382 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $247,384 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Chenega:

$247,384
AK:

$267,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $252,452; Detached houses: $252,646

Median gross rent in 2016: $691.

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  • Races in Chenega, AK (2010)

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    • 4052.6%American Indian alone
    • 3039.5%White alone
    • 45.3%Two or more races
    • 22.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chenega: 120.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 28.8 square miles.

Population density: 2.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Chenega, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Chenega:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chenega CDP:

  • Never married: 57.2%
  • Now married: 17.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 21.1%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

2 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America).

This place:

2.3%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Chenega CDP:  1.4% ($1,350)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (97.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2236.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Bear Creek, AK (6.9 miles ), Seward, AK (7.0 miles ), Lowell Point, AK (7.0 miles) , Primrose, AK (7.0 miles) , Crown Point, AK (7.2 miles) , Whittier, AK (7.3 miles) , Moose Pass, AK (7.6 miles ), Cooper Landing, AK (8.2 miles ).

Latitude: 60.07 N, Longitude: 148.01 W

Chenega household income distribution Chenega home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (67%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (67%)
  • Community and social service occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Chenega, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chenega-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 762% 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 67.2 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 240.4 miles away from Chenega center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 288.8 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 208.4 miles away from Chenega center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 270.8 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 Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Chenega:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chenega:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 100 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 100 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 332 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1276 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1279 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1284 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1300 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Chenega:

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Notable locations in Chenega: San Juan Hatchery (A), Chugachmiut Tribal Organization Arch Priest Nicholas Kompkoff Clinic (B), Chenega Bay Volunteer Fire Department (C), Chenega Bay Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: San Juan Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Valdez-Cordova 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 2016: 54.9%
(66.7% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.5%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
7 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.6
Alaska average:

9.9

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chenega CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.0%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chenega:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Chenega:

56.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Chenega:

82.2%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chenega, AK Residents

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chenega:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chenega:

  • K201CH (88.1 FM; CHENEGA BAY, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chenega:

  • K13VV (Channel 13; CHENEGA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 12Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Electricity (12%)

Chenega compared to Alaska state average:

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