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Population in 2010: 73. Population change since 2000: -49.7%
Males: 35  (48.5%)
Females: 38  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  32.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99548

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,564 (it was $41,458 in 2000)
Chignik Lake:

$64,564
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,430

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,699 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Chignik Lake:

$98,699
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $126,471; Detached houses: $126,471

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  • American Indian alone - 69 (94.5%)
  • White alone - 2 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chignik Lake: 109.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Swedish (5.6%), German (2.8%), Irish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Chignik Lake:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chignik Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.3%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chignik Lake, Alaska as of October 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chignik Lake to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (469.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2440.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chignik Lagoon, AK (3.1 miles) , Chignik, AK (3.8 miles) , Perryville, AK (5.3 miles) , Ivanof Bay, AK (6.1 miles) , Port Heiden, AK (6.9 miles) , Sand Point, AK (9.6 miles ), Nelson Lagoon, AK (9.8 miles) , Pilot Point, AK (10.0 miles) .

Latitude: 56.27 N, Longitude: 158.78 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other transportation workers (33%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (22%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (30%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)


Average climate in Chignik Lake, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Chignik Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 233% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/4/1989 at 13:14:58, a magnitude 6.9 (6.5 MB, 6.9 MS, 6.7 MS, 6.9 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from Chignik Lake center
On 2/13/1979 at 05:34:25, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.8 UK) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/20/1979 at 08:14:00, a magnitude 6.5 (6.4 MB, 6.5 UK) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1983 at 03:20:04, a magnitude 6.5 (5.9 MB, 6.3 MS, 6.5 MS) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Chignik Lake center
On 1/2/1985 at 05:32:49, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.9 MS, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Airports located in Chignik Lake:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chignik Lake:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 468 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 699 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1591 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1593 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1611 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1632 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Olympic College (about 1632 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

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Notable locations in Chignik Lake: Chignik Lake Volunteer Fire Department (A), Chignik Lake First Responders (B), Bristol Bay Area Health Dunias Memorial Center - Chignik Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Rivers and creeks: Home Creek (A), Clark River (B), Bearskin Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

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

CHIGNIK LAKE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-2004 and JUL-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2004 to JUL-27-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and MAR-25-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2004)
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  22.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chignik Lake, AK

Chignik Lake compared to Alaska 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chignik Lake travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (79%)
  • Electricity (17%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.14%
Here19.1%
USA50.2%

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%

7.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Alaska average:

9.33%

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



10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
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  4.24% ($31,143 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chignik Lake:

  • 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)
  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Chignik Lake:

  • K02MR (Channel 2; CHIGNIK LAKE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11RQ (Channel 11; CHIGNIK LAKE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Chignik Lake fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2002 01:30 PM, Unnamed Local Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 2000 01:30 AM, Weir Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • William Lind Residence (Lat: 56.256167 Lon: -158.785361), Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: KNZ24, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.43140 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.34140 MHz, 5.16890 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 01/05/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3F-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC176B SER (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 38104 , Serial Number: 6789, Year manufactured: 1941
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald Lind, 1004 Lake View Dr, Chignik Lake, AK 99548
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3F-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41253 , Serial Number: 7893, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald Lind, Po Box 1004, Chignik Lake, AK 99548


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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