Chisana, Alaska

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chisana: 103.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 3318 feet

Chisana, Alaska map

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (262.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2194.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Nabesna, AK (6.2 miles) , Alcan Border, AK (7.1 miles) , McCarthy, AK (7.3 miles) , Northway, AK (7.9 miles) , Northway Village, AK (7.9 miles) , Northway Junction, AK (8.1 miles) , Slana, AK (8.5 miles) , Tetlin, AK (8.7 miles) .

Latitude: 62.07 N, Longitude: 141.99 W

Area code: 907

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Chisana, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Chisana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 582% 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 199.3 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 207.8 miles away from Chisana center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 316.3 miles away from Chisana 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) earthquake occurred 225.1 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 Chisana:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chisana:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 264 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 265 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 265 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1186 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1190 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1206 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1212 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Bonanza (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Eldorado Creek (A), Bonanza Creek (B), California Creek (C), Canyon Creek (D), Washe Creek (E), Skookum Creek (F), Salt Creek (G), Rhyolite Creek (H), Red Hill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chisana: Chisana Historic District (1). 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
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2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chisana 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%

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 Chisana:

  • 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)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Chisana Airport (Lat: 62.067694 Lon: -142.004056), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHV34, Licensee ID: L00005444
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 5.13590 MHz, 5.16590 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 06/19/2000, Expiration Date: 08/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: Wrangell R Ranch, Chisana Via, Tok, AK 99780

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1493M , Serial Number: U20601493, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Terry Overly, Pioneer Outfitters, Chisana, AK 99780
  • Aircraft: OVERLY TERRY HIGH WING MONO CUBBY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 771XT , Serial Number: 007
    Registrant (Individual): Terry L Overly, Pioneer Outfitters, Chisana, AK 99780

Chisana compared to Alaska state average:

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