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Population in 2010: 328. Population change since 2000: -9.4%
Males: 167  (51.0%)
Females: 161  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  35.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99573.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,502 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$57,502
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,786

Copper Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $174,218 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$174,218
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $184,531; Detached houses: $184,531

Median gross rent in 2012: $763.

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  • American Indian alone - 152 (46.3%)
  • White alone - 149 (45.4%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (3.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Copper Center: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.8%), Irish (5.8%), Polish (5.2%), Dutch (4.4%), English (3.2%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1027 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Copper Center:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Copper Center CDP:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.4%

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Accountants and auditors (16%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Copper Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 643% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 95.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:32:17, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 6.0 ML, 5.8 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from Copper Center center
On 9/6/1973 at 10:59:36, a magnitude 5.5 (5.5 MB, 5.3 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2004 at 02:22:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.2 MB, 4.4 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 24.7 mi) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/2003 at 04:52:10, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.8 miles away from Copper Center center
On 11/4/2002 at 00:50:43, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.5 ML, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Political contributions by individuals in Copper Center, AK

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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 215 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1266 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1269 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1291 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1318 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1326 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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:

KENNY LAKE FIRE HALL (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JAN-25-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from JUN-23-2005 to OCT-21-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and FEB-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and FEB-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2002)
  • 40 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 45 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
KENNY LAKE COMMUNITY WELL (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-01-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-04-2003 to JUL-01-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and SEP-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and SEP-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and JUL-21-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-1998)
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 102 regular monitoring violations
TAZLINA RIVER MHP (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and FEB-01-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and JUN-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2001 and APR-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2002)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
CRNA ADMIN/HUMAN SERVICES (Population served: 86, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and FEB-20-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and DEC-15-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-15-1998 to DEC-29-1998)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
WRANGELL ST. ELIAS - KENNICOTT MILL SITE (Address: MILE 106.8 RICHARDSON HIGHWAY , Population served: 35, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2004
  • One routine major monitoring violation
KENNY LAKE DINER (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
KLUTI-KAAH COMMUNITY HALL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
COPPER CENTER CLINIC (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for American Indian residents, 25.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Copper Center, AK

Copper Center compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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. (58%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Copper Center CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here22.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 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%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

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 drivers: 1
Jun 29, 1995 05:30 AM, Richardson, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 63 meters (207ft)
Total average daily traffic: 7,743
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,253
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 10,044

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 3
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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