Copper Center, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 328. Population change since 2000: -9.4%
Males: 151  (46.1%)
Females: 177  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99573.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,813 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$43,813
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,662 (it was $15,152 in 2000)

Copper Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $172,275 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$172,275
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $631.

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  • Races in Copper Center, AK (2010)

    Copper Center races chart
    • 15246.3%American Indian alone
    • 14945.4%White alone
    • 134.0%Two or more races
    • 103.0%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone

Races in Copper Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Copper Center: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.8%), Irish (7.0%), Dutch (4.5%), English (3.2%), Polish (2.1%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1027 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Copper Center, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Copper Center:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 26.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Copper Center CDP:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Copper Center, Alaska as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Copper Center to the number of sex offenders is 328 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Copper Center CDP:  0.5% ($450)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (155.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2260.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Silver Springs, AK (2.0 miles) , Tazlina, AK (2.6 miles) , Copperville, AK (2.8 miles) , Willow Creek, AK (3.5 miles ), Glennallen, AK (3.6 miles ), Gulkana, AK (4.4 miles) , Tonsina, AK (4.6 miles) , Kenny Lake, AK (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 61.97 N, Longitude: 145.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Copper Center household income distribution Copper Center home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (42%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Copper Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Copper Center, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Copper Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 718% 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 100.4 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 133.0 miles away from Copper Center center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 227.2 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 235.8 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 151.5 miles away from Copper Center center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 392.6 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 Copper Center:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Copper Center:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 158 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 159 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 215 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1266 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1269 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1282 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1291 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Copper Center:

Public elementary/middle school in Copper Center:

See full list of schools located in Copper Center, School District: COPPER RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Copper Center: Glennrich Volunteer Fire Department Copper Center (A), Copper River Native Association Kluti - Kaah Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Yetna Creek (A), Klutina River (B), Klawasi River (C). Display/hide their locations 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Copper Center and their reported violations in the past:

NPS COPPER CENTER VISITOR CENTER (Population served: 2,022, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
KENNY LAKE COMMUNITY WELL (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
KING FOR A DAY (Address: MILE 100.5, RICHARDSON HIGHWAY , Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COPPER RAIL DEPOT SALOON (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GRIZZLY PIZZA (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-18-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-15-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HOUSING (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TONSINA LODGE COMPLEX (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
KLUTI KAAH HEADSTART BLDG. (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(0.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Copper Center compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below 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:

10.0
Alaska average:

10.4

Copper Center travel time to work - commute Copper Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Copper Center 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 Copper Center:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Copper Center:

  • KXGA (90.5 FM; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Copper Center:

  • K08LT (Channel 8; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: PAUL KILDAL)
  • K12MO (Channel 12; COPPER CENTER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Copper Center fatal accident list:

Aug 16, 2004 05:05 PM, Sr-4 Richardson Hwy, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 2000 02:00 AM, Silver Springs Loop, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 29, 1995 05:30 AM, Richardson, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 63m207ftTotal length
  • 7,743Total average daily traffic
  • 2,253Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,044Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21950-1959
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Copper Center, AK

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Eric T Nielsen, Richardson Hwy Mile 98 (Lat: 61.915556 Lon: -145.293889), Type: 34.4, Overall height: 34.4 m
    Registrant: 9078352231
  • Richardson Hwy Mile 98 (Lat: 61.915556 Lon: -145.293889), Type: 34.4, Overall height: 34.4 m
    Registrant: 9078352231

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Copper Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Copper Center)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Copper Center on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Black residents"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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