Chignik Lake, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 73.
Population change since 2000: -49.7%
Males: 33  (45.8%)
Females: 40  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

51.5 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99548

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,108 (it was $41,458 in 2000)
Chignik Lake:

$33,108
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,647 (it was $13,842 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $122,193 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Chignik Lake:

$122,193
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $159,892; detached houses: $156,916
March 2019 cost of living index in Chignik Lake: 107.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.3%
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  • Races in Chignik Lake, AK (2019)
    • 48100.0%American Indian alone
    • 36.3%White alone
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Ancestries: Swiss (4.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 12.3 square miles.

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

Chignik Lake, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Chignik Lake CDP:

0.8% ($575)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

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

Distribution of median household income in Chignik Lake, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chignik Lake, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.3%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Chignik Lake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (50.0%)
  • Educational services (34.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (55.6%)
  • Educational services (22.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (22.2%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (47.8%)
  • Educational services (39.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Chignik Lake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (21.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Other transportation occupations (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other transportation occupations (33.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (22.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (22.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (22.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (30.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)

Average climate in Chignik Lake, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chignik Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3265% 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 Chignik Lake center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 209.2 miles away from Chignik Lake center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 517.6 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 5/14/1948 at 22:31:43, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 150.2 miles away from Chignik Lake center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 190.3 miles away from Chignik Lake center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)
Chignik Lake topographic map

Airports located in Chignik Lake:

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

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 468 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 468 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 699 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1582 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1591 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1593 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1611 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Chignik Lake:

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Points of interest:

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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 monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-06-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-06-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In FEB-06-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-16-2009 to DEC-09-2010)
  • 29 routine major monitoring violations
  • 124 regular monitoring violations
  • 18 other older monitoring violations
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

For population 15 years and over in Chignik Lake:

Marital status in Chignik Lake, AK
  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Chignik Lake:

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:
This city:

46.8%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chignik Lake:

41.9%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Chignik Lake:

29.2
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chignik Lake:

31.2%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.2%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chignik Lake:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chignik Lake:

35.4%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.4%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Chignik Lake:

79.4%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chignik Lake, AK Residents

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 1.6mTotal length
  • 20,720Total average daily traffic
  • 629Total average daily truck traffic
  • 15Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (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: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chignik Lake, AK
  • 94.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chignik Lake, AK
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Chignik Lake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 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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