Deering, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 68  (54.7%)
Females: 57  (45.3%)
Median resident age:

27.1 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip code: 99736

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,301 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Deering:

$47,301
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,613 (it was $11,000 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $56,250 (it was $28,300 in 2000)
Deering:

$56,250
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $77,769; detached houses: $78,248

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,151.

March 2019 cost of living index in Deering: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.4%
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  • Races in Deering, AK (2010)
    • 10686.9%American Indian alone
    • 119.0%White alone
    • 54.1%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Deering, Alaska as of January 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Deering is 50 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1970

Land area: 5.14 square miles.

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

Deering, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Deering city:

1.4% ($394)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (520.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2849.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Buckland, AK (6.7 miles ),
Kotzebue, AK (7.5 miles ),
Noorvik, AK (8.4 miles ),
Selawik, AK (9.1 miles ),
Kiana, AK (9.4 miles ),
Koyuk, AK (9.5 miles ),
Shishmaref, AK (9.7 miles ),
White Mountain, AK (9.9 miles )

Latitude: 66.08 N, Longitude: 162.72 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Deering, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Deering, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

14.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Deering, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (34.1%)
  • Educational services (22.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.1%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.8%)
  • Air transportation (4.5%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (50.0%)
  • Educational services (22.7%)
  • Utilities (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.7%)
  • Public administration (18.2%)
  • U. S. Postal service (18.2%)
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Air transportation (9.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.1%)
Most common occupations in Deering, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (22.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (9.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.1%)
  • Child care workers (9.1%)
  • Plant and system operators (9.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (45.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)

Average climate in Deering, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Deering-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 242% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 370.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 579.4 miles away from Deering 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 473.4 miles away from Deering center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Deering center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Deering topographic map

Airports located in Deering:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Deering:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 435 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 519 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 519 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1862 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1866 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1877 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1887 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Deering:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Deering: Deering Volunteer Fire Department (A), Maniilaq Association Pauline Aliitchaq Barr Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Inmachuk River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northwest Arctic 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 Deering and their reported violations in the past:

DEERING UTILITY SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2013), St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-17-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-17-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-18-2012 to APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Other (OCT-16-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-18-2012 to APR-10-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-11-2012), St Other (OCT-16-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2012), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-18-2012 to APR-10-2013)
  • 50 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-19-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 32 regular monitoring violations
  • 92 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.5%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Deering:

Marital status in Deering, AK
  • Never married: 58.8%
  • Now married: 29.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 2.0%

For population 25 years and over in Deering:

  • High school or higher: 87.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Deering, AK (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
This county:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Deering:

45.1%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Deering:

43.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.7%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Deering:

12.7%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Deering:

80.1%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Deering, AK Residents
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
Water Supply 2$5,927$35,5621$366
Police Protection - Officers 2$3,739$22,4340$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,902$46,8240$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 3$2,870
Local Libraries 0$0 1$503
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$13,568$32,5635$3,739

Deering government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($280.00)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($240.00)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($232.00)
    Sewerage: $20,000 ($160.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($120.00)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($80.00)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($40.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $134,000 ($1072.00)

Deering government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $20,000 ($160.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $19,000 ($152.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $144,000 ($1152.00)

8.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
Alaska average:

8.52%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.47% ($53,838 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Deering:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, 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)

TV broadcast stations around Deering:

  • K09RN (Channel 9; DEERING, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LT (Channel 4; DEERING, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Deering fatal accident list:

Jan 30, 2011 09:50 AM, Front Road, Lat: 66.076750, Lon: -162.723494, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.5mTotal length
  • 20Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Deering Central Office, Downtown Deering (Lat: 66.075500 Lon: -162.722389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Doug NealRegistrant: Moss & Barnett, 150 South Fifth Street, Suite 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 877-5320, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Community Of Deering (Lat: 66.076750 Lon: -162.729417), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Community Of Deering (Lat: 66.076750 Lon: -162.729417), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 65.859333 Lon: -163.151972, Call Sign: WQFS477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2016, Expiration Date: 09/21/2026, Certifier: Craig Mcconnell, Registrant: Federal License Management, 1784 E. 3rd Street Suite 269, Williamsport, PA 17701-3862, Phone: (570) 505-3894, Fax: (570) 651-9032, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Within The Community Of Deering (Lat: 66.076750 Lon: -162.729417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard Jr, Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Deering, AK
  • 88.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Deering, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Deering compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 below state average.
  • House age 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.
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