Cold Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +42.0%
Males: 90  (72.7%)
Females: 35  (27.3%)
Median resident age:

52.9 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99571

Estimated median household income in 2019: $97,500 (it was $55,750 in 2000)
Cold Bay:

$97,500
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $56,404 (it was $20,037 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $410,161 (it was $325,000 in 2000)
Cold Bay:

$410,161
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $169,594; detached houses: $167,617

Median gross rent in 2019: $868.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cold Bay: 114.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%
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  • Races in Cold Bay, AK (2019)
    • 2850.9%White alone
    • 814.5%Hispanic
    • 610.9%American Indian alone
    • 610.9%Asian alone
    • 47.3%Two or more races
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Ancestries: English (14.8%), German (14.8%), Irish (14.8%), Norwegian (14.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1982

Land area: 54.4 square miles.

Population density: 2.3 people per square mile   (very low).

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7 residents are foreign born (5.5% Asia).

This city:

12.7%
Alaska:

7.8%
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

Distribution of median household income in Cold Bay, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Alaska:

8.1%

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 significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3100% 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 Cold Bay 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 the city center
On 4/1/1946 at 12:28:56, a magnitude 8.1 (8.1 UK) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from Cold Bay 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 Cold Bay center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi) earthquake occurred 164.7 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
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Cold Bay:

Marital status in Cold Bay, AK
  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 73.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Cold Bay:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 33.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

5.4%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cold Bay:

51.4%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cold Bay:

22.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cold Bay:

32.8%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Cold Bay:

61.2%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Cold Bay:

82.5%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cold Bay, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$6,503$78,0368$1,214
Other and Unallocable 1$6,505$78,0603$510
Totals for Government 2$13,008$78,04811$1,724

Cold Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $158,000 ($1264.00)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($792.00)
    Central Staff Services: $79,000 ($632.00)
    Gas Utilities: $50,000 ($400.00)
    Electric Utilities: $36,000 ($288.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($216.00)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($200.00)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($144.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($120.00)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($56.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($16.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $137,000 ($1096.00)

Cold Bay government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $82,000 ($656.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $62,000 ($496.00)
    Other: $20,000 ($160.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($120.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($120.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $98,000 ($784.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $129,000 ($1032.00)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $71,000 ($568.00)

Cold Bay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $528,000 ($4224.00)

11.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.65%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

15.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.03%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.0mTotal length
  • 21Total average daily traffic
  • 23Total future (year 2035) 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2016, 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:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 177BM , Serial Number: 18504157, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 04/08/1983, Certificate Issue Date: 03/12/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Bill Martin Fish Alaska Inc, Po Box 125, Cold Bay, AK 99571

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cold Bay, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cold Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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