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Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

Population in 2010: 104. Population change since 2000: +4.0%
Males: 50  (48.1%)
Females: 54  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  31.7 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 99733

Estimated median household income in 2011: $17,199 (it was $11,667 in 2000)
Circle:

$17,199
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $8,359

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $103,186 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Circle:

$103,186
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $83,421; Detached houses: $83,421

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  • American Indian alone - 87 (83.7%)
  • White alone - 9 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (5.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Circle: 117.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (5.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 597 feet

Land area: 107.7 square miles.

Population density: 1.0 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Circle:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Circle CDP:

  • Never married: 62.2%
  • Now married: 17.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.0%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Circle, Alaska as of April 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Circle to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (365.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2436.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Central, AK (5.2 miles) , Birch Creek, AK (7.5 miles) , Chalkyitsik, AK (7.6 miles) , Fort Yukon, AK (7.8 miles ), Beaver, AK (10.0 miles) , Pleasant Valley, AK (10.2 miles ), Venetie, AK (10.3 miles ), Two Rivers, AK (10.5 miles ).

Latitude: 65.83 N, Longitude: 144.08 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 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)


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Earthquake activity:

Circle-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2006 at 08:17:01, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 MW, Depth: 5.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/2006 at 16:43:32, a magnitude 5.2 (4.9 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 1.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from Circle center
On 11/29/2007 at 22:27:38, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/1998 at 15:42:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, 4.3 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 20.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/29/2002 at 12:24:48, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.4 ML, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Circle center
On 5/17/2008 at 09:20:02, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi) earthquake occurred 73.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Airports located in Circle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Circle:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 128 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 367 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1413 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1416 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1438 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1468 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1477 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Circle:

  • Circle School (Students: 21; Location: 330 YUKON DRIVE; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Circle: Chileans Cabin (A), Twelvemile House (B), Circle Volunteer Fire Department (C), Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments Circle Village Clinic (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Fiasco Lake (A), Ninemile Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Bolgen Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area County 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 Circle and their reported violations in the past:

CIRCLE WASHETERIA (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • 32 routine major monitoring violations
  • 196 regular monitoring violations
  • 21 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 60.7%
(100.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.7% for American Indian residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.5%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Circle, AK

Circle 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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (86%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.33% ($20,208 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($33,200)


10.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  4.72% ($29,294 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($31,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Circle:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)

TV broadcast stations around Circle:

  • K09TT (Channel 9; CIRCLE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13SI (Channel 13; CIRCLE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Circle fatal accident list:

Dec 24, 2005 05:29 PM, Sr-6 Steese Hwy, Mp 159, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 37 meters (121ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,478
Total average daily truck traffic: 24
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,410

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 10
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Circle, AK

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5056N , Serial Number: 1155-79, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Fronzie J Straub, Po Box 14, Circle City, AK 99733
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 87010 , Serial Number: 701-74, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 1, Circle, AK 99733


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