Circle, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 104. Population change since 2000: +4.0%
Males: 44  (43.2%)
Females: 60  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  31.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99733

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,369 (it was $11,667 in 2000)
Circle:

$19,369
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,123 (it was $6,426 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,967 (it was $60,000 in 2000)
Circle:

$66,967
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $93,000; Detached houses: $93,000
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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: 116.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.3%), Swedish (5.3%).

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).

Circle, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Circle:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Circle CDP:

  • Never married: 65.9%
  • Now married: 6.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 27.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  2.0%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Circle, Alaska as of March 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Circle to the number of sex offenders is 104 to 1.


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

Circle CDP:  0.7% ($390)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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

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

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (60%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Construction (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Circle, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Circle-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 448% 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 350.6 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 191.9 miles away from Circle center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 239.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 199.7 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 365.9 miles away from Circle center
On 10/6/1995 at 05:23:18, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.2 ML, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 136.5 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 Circle:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Circle:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 128 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 367 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 367 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1412 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1416 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1438 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1438 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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 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: 113, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-06-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In DEC-06-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2014)
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 29 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 50.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.4% 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

Circle compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 significantly 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (91%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Circle CDP (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
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: 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%

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

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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