Chignik, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.2%
Males: 47  (52.5%)
Females: 44  (47.5%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Zip code: 99564

Estimated median household income in 2016: $47,490 (it was $34,250 in 2000)
Chignik:

$47,490
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,402 (it was $16,166 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $148,477 (it was $90,800 in 2000)
Chignik:

$148,477
AK:

$267,800

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,120.

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  • Races in Chignik, AK (2010)

    Chignik races chart
    • 5257.1%American Indian alone
    • 3134.1%White alone
    • 44.4%Two or more races
    • 33.3%Asian alone
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chignik: 106.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (3.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 11.7 square miles.

Population density: 7.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Chignik, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Chignik:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 35.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chignik city:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 75.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

3 residents are foreign born (7.5% Asia).

This city:

7.5%
Alaska:

7.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $227 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (458.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2427.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chignik Lagoon, AK (2.2 miles) , Chignik Lake, AK (3.8 miles) , Perryville, AK (6.3 miles) , Port Heiden, AK (6.8 miles) , Ivanof Bay, AK (7.0 miles) , Pilot Point, AK (9.6 miles) , Ugashik, AK (9.8 miles) , Sand Point, AK (10.2 miles ).

Latitude: 56.30 N, Longitude: 158.40 W

Area code: 907

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

9.4%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -110 (-58.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (36%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (44%)
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Chignik, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chignik, Alaska average temperatures Chignik, Alaska average precipitation Chignik, Alaska humidity Chignik, Alaska wind speed Chignik, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Chignik-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 602% greater than the overall U.S. average.
Chignik topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Chignik:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chignik:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 457 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 457 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 691 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1568 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1576 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1579 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1597 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Chignik:

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Notable location: Chignik Bay Fire and Rescue Squad / Chignik Bay Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Alaska average:

9.9

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chignik city (based on Lake and Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox1,14310
Other5-
None483-
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

34.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chignik:

45.6%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chignik:

44.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chignik:

25.0%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.6%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chignik:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chignik:

30.7%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Chignik:

55.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Chignik:

82.2%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chignik, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$4,698$28,1882$3,396
Streets and Highways 3$12,753$51,0122$3,620
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$3,038
Water Supply 0$0 1$930
Electric Power 1$5,431$65,1720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,550
Totals for Government 6$22,882$45,7648$12,534

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

  • Construction - General: $185,000 ($2032.97)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $358,000 ($3934.07)
    Electric Utilities: $189,000 ($2076.92)
    Financial Administration: $140,000 ($1538.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($76.92)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($65.93)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($32.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $533,000 ($5857.14)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $458,000 ($5032.97)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($109.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($439.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($109.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($373.63)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $198,000 ($2175.82)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($43.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $220,000 ($2417.58)
    All Other: $9,000 ($98.90)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $94,000 ($1032.97)

10.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.83%
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  3.55% ($24,650 average AGI)


9.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.87%
Alaska average:

8.83%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Chignik:

  • 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)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chignik:

  • K220CL (91.9 FM; CHIGNIK, AK; Owner: CHIGNIK RADIO ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KMXT-FM1 (100.1 FM; CHIGNIK, AK; Owner: KODIAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Chignik:

  • K02LK (Channel 2; CHIGNIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07RY (Channel 7; CHIGNIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09SO (Channel 9; CHIGNIK LAGOON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MZ (Channel 4; CHIGNIK LAGOON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Chignik Weir 10 Mi W (Lat: 56.260333 Lon: -158.702028), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WON29, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.23140 MHz, 5.19640 MHzGrant Date: 09/20/2012, Expiration Date: 12/02/2022Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 486-4791

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • CHIGNIK, Near Earth Station (Lat: 56.302250 Lon: -158.412583), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WLA343
    Assigned Frequencies: 22625.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • CHIGNKPRIDE, Near Cannery (Lat: 56.295583 Lon: -158.387583), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WLA344
    Assigned Frequencies: 21425.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • Anchorage Bay (Lat: 56.304778 Lon: -158.404806), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KDZ45
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.00740 MHz, 2.11640 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 2.25440 MHz, 2.38340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 2.61740 MHz, 3.26240 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 04/05/2013, Expiration Date: 05/14/2023, Certifier: Laura BrophyRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:
  • Airport Way (Lat: 56.249306 Lon: -156.368972), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KNB81, Licensee ID: L00017332
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 6.51740 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3604 MHz, 16.5294 MHz, 18.8444 MHz, 22.1664 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/1996, Expiration Date: 04/10/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2001Registrant: Donald P Poulos, Chignik, AK 99564
  • Fish & Game Weir 10 Mi W (Lat: 56.260333 Lon: -158.702028), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KXO85, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.42840 MHz, 2.44840 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 2.56440 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 01/27/2011, Expiration Date: 04/26/2021Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Post Office Bldg (Lat: 56.295056 Lon: -158.404806), Type: Building, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WDF45, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.34140 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 04/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1245, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562
  • Anchorage Bay (Lat: 56.304778 Lon: -158.404806), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WHW616
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 6.22840 MHz... (+14 more)Grant Date: 04/05/2013, Expiration Date: 05/14/2023, Certifier: Laura BrophyRegistrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, Phone: (503) 794-3787, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3411E , Serial Number: 11AC1730, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Jens P Nielsen, , Chignik, AK 99564
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7DC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4355E , Serial Number: 7DC-16, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): Nick Sr Odomin, , Chignik, AK 99564

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (94%)
  • Wood (6%)

Chignik compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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