Cold Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 105 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.3%
Males: 60  (57.1%)
Females: 45  (42.9%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99571

Estimated median household income in 2013: $55,830 (it was $55,750 in 2000)
Cold Bay:

$55,830
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $41,360 (it was $20,037 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $170,699 (it was $325,000 in 2000)
Cold Bay:

$170,699
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $153,386; Detached houses: $150,185

Median gross rent in 2013: $882.

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  • Races in Cold Bay, AK (2010)

    Cold Bay races chart
    • 7872.2%White alone
    • 1312.0%American Indian alone
    • 87.4%Two or more races
    • 54.6%Hispanic
    • 21.9%Black alone
    • 21.9%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cold Bay: 110.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.7%), Irish (6.5%), English (4.8%), Italian (4.8%), Scottish (3.2%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1982

Land area: 54.4 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Cold Bay, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Cold Bay:

  • High school or higher: 99.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 33.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cold Bay city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

3 residents are foreign born (3.4% Asia).

This city:

3.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Cold Bay city:  1.7% ($5,625)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (625.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2561.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: King Cove, AK (4.3 miles ), False Pass, AK (6.2 miles) , Nelson Lagoon, AK (9.0 miles) , Sand Point, AK (9.4 miles ), Ivanof Bay, AK (11.6 miles) , Akutan, AK (12.0 miles ), Perryville, AK (12.2 miles) , Chignik Lake, AK (13.0 miles) .

Latitude: 55.21 N, Longitude: 162.71 W

Area code: 907

Cold Bay household income distribution Cold Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-40.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Wholesale trade (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Public administration (54%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Cold Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cold Bay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 643% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from Cold Bay center
On 4/1/1946 at 12:28:56, a magnitude 8.1 (8.1 UK) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the city center, causing $25,000,000 total damage
On 5/14/1948 at 22:31:43, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1957 at 14:21:13, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 159.0 miles away from Cold Bay center
On 5/30/1991 at 13:17:41, a magnitude 7.0 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.8 MS, 7.0 MW, Depth: 17.6 mi) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Cold Bay:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cold Bay:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 624 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 624 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 839 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1731 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1743 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1745 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1763 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Cold Bay:

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Library in Cold Bay:

  • COLD BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,815; Location: 10 BARANOV STREET; 7,135 books; 502 audio materials; 3,004 video materials; 25 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 28 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cold Bay: State of Alaska Department of Transportation Public Facilities (A), Cold Bay Emergency Medical Services (B), Eastern Aleutian Tribes Anna Livingston Medical Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Blinn Lake (A), Blue Bill Lake (B), Johnny Lake (C), Rescue Lake (D), Simeon Lake (E), Lake Trelford (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cold Bay: Izembek National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Aleutians East Borough 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 Cold Bay and their reported violations in the past:

COLD BAY (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
6 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Cold Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Alaska average:

10.4

Cold Bay travel time to work - commute Cold Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cold Bay city (based on Aleutians East Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox5994
Evangelical Protestant1344
Other8-
None2,400-
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: 5
Aleutians East Borough:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$5,357$64,2847$952
Other and Unallocable 1$5,359$64,3083$400
Totals for Government 2$10,716$64,29610$1,352

Cold Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $193,000 ($1838.10)
  • Current Operations - Health Services - Other: $144,000 ($1371.43)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($333.33)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($276.19)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $19,000 ($180.95)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($180.95)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($114.29)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($114.29)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($38.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $280,000 ($2666.67)

Cold Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $83,000 ($790.48)
    All Other: $27,000 ($257.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($57.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($342.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($447.62)
    All Other: $8,000 ($76.19)
  • Tax - Property: $39,000 ($371.43)

15.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.51%
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  1.74% ($30,462 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.74% ($26,077)


15.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.96%
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  3.06% ($38,435 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.39% ($29,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cold Bay:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cold Bay:

  • K13UO (Channel 13; COLD BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07TM (Channel 7; COLD BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 40m131ftTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 12Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cold Bay)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fish & Game Ofc (Lat: 55.216917 Lon: -162.722833), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: KCO332, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.23140 MHz, 5.19640 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2011, Expiration Date: 09/24/2021
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 532-2419
  • Hydro Electric Power Plant (Lat: 55.123056 Lon: -162.271944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 10 m, Call Sign: WQDV781
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz, 458.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2005, Expiration Date: 11/09/2015, Certifier: J. Acosta
    Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd, Indpls, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866, Fax: (800) 841-0516, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC3A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 32, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds, Speed: 144 mph), Engine: P & W R-1830 SERIES (1350 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21713 , Serial Number: 2125, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1967
    Registrant (Individual): William C Dba Crawford, Po Box 84, Cold Bay, AK 99571, Other Owners: Peninsula Fisheries Northern
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42249 , Serial Number: 14499, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Franklyn A Hoglan, Po Box 74, Cold Bay, AK 99571

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