Chitina, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 126. Population change since 2000: +2.4%
Males: 54  (43.5%)
Females: 72  (56.5%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99566

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,454 (it was $26,000 in 2000)
Chitina:

$34,454
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,322 (it was $10,835 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,176 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Chitina:

$118,176
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $737.

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  • Races in Chitina, AK (2010)

    Chitina races chart
    • 8164.3%White alone
    • 2217.5%American Indian alone
    • 2015.9%Two or more races
    • 32.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chitina: 114.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (3.8%), Dutch (1.9%), German (1.9%).

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).

Chitina, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Chitina:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 32.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chitina CDP:

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 22.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 32.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

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

This place:

5.7%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Chitina, Alaska as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chitina to the number of sex offenders is 126 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chitina CDP:  1.1% ($629)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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

Chitina household income distribution Chitina home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (38%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Public administration (46%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Material moving occupations (38%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (46%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Chitina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chitina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 683% 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 112.3 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 173.9 miles away from Chitina center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 268.6 miles away from the city 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 197.6 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) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from Chitina center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 352.0 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)

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: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 181 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 253 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1225 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1228 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1240 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1250 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.7%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% 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

Chitina 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 below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (29%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chitina 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 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
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 95m312ftTotal length
  • $895,000Total costs
  • 2,637Total average daily traffic
  • 25Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,244Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
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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