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Population in 2010: 126. Population change since 2000: +2.4%
Males: 37  (29.7%)
Females: 89  (70.3%)

Median resident age:  28.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99566

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,264 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Chitina:

$30,264
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,400

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,216 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Chitina:

$65,216
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $116,621; Detached houses: $116,621

Median gross rent in 2012: $704.

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  • White alone - 81 (64.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (17.5%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (15.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chitina: 110.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.6%), Swedish (23.7%), Norwegian (2.6%), French (2.0%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 581 feet

Land area: 84.6 square miles.

Population density: 1.5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Chitina:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chitina CDP:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 13.8%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 21.1%
  • Divorced: 21.1%

7 residents are foreign born (4.9% Oceania, 0.8% Europe).

This place:  5.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chitina, Alaska as of September 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chitina to the number of sex offenders is 126 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (178.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2219.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kenny Lake, AK (4.4 miles ), Tonsina, AK (5.1 miles) , Willow Creek, AK (5.5 miles ), Copper Center, AK (6.4 miles ), Silver Springs, AK (6.7 miles) , Tazlina, AK (6.9 miles) , Copperville, AK (7.0 miles) , McCarthy, AK (7.1 miles) .

Latitude: 61.54 N, Longitude: 144.42 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (58%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Art and design workers (21%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (25%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Customer service representatives (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)


Average climate in Chitina, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Chitina-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 208% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/8/2008 at 09:53:01, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 62.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1973 at 10:59:36, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.3 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from Chitina center
On 11/8/2002 at 04:04:17, a magnitude 5.5 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.0 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2004 at 02:22:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.2 MB, 4.4 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 24.7 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1993 at 10:24:40, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 5.2 MW, 4.9 ML, Depth: 36.8 mi) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from Chitina center
On 11/8/2002 at 20:29:02, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Political contributions by individuals in Chitina, AK

Airports located in Chitina:

  • Chitina Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 500, Itinerant Ops: 800, Local Ops: 450)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chitina:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 181 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 253 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1225 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1228 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1250 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1277 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1285 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Chitina: Strelna Volunteer Fire Department (A), Copper River Native Association Chitina Clinic (B), Chitina Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Strelna Lake (A), Sculpin Lake (B), Three Mile Lake (C), Van Lake (D), First Lake (E), Lost Lake (F), Second Lake (G), Third Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: O'Brien Creek (A), Eskilida Creek (B), Kuskulana River (C), Kotsina River (D), Fox Creek (E), Fivemile Creek (F), Chitina River (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Gilpatrick's Hotel Chitina Inc. (Mi 33 Edgerton Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotel: Gilpatrick's Hotel Chitina LLC (Mi 33 Edgerton Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate 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

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

CHITINA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. (Population served: 522, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.4%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  55.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chitina, AK

Chitina compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chitina travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (42%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here22.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
Alaska average:

9.33%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
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  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chitina:

  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KVAK (1230 AM; 1 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chitina:

  • K09NF (Channel 9; CHITINA, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF CHITINA)
  • K13SB (Channel 13; CHITINA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 95 meters (312ft)
Total costs: $895,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,637
Total average daily truck traffic: 25
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 3,244

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chitina, AK


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Gilahina Butte Cell Site; T5s R9e 1 Mile (1.61 Km) South Of Chokosna Lake (Lat: 61.441806 Lon: -143.812278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • Cannon Hill Cell Site; 1 Mile (1.61 Km) Nw Of Chitina (Lat: 61.521389 Lon: -144.431944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Hwy Maintenance Ofc (Lat: 61.582861 Lon: -144.432639), Call Sign: KLK665, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2013, Expiration Date: 06/30/2023
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CHITINA, Near 4th & E Streets, 1 Mile Ne Of Village Of (Lat: 61.521389 Lon: -144.431944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQOC851
    Assigned Frequencies: 6625.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7YF, Licensee ID: L00924730
    Grant Date: 10/04/2004, Expiration Date: 10/19/2014, Certifier: Barrie D Shepherd
    Registrant: Barrie D Shepherd, Mile 15 Mc Carty Rd, Chitina, AK 99566


FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chitina)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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