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Population in 2010: 1,156. Population change since 2000: -35.8%
Males: 591  (51.1%)
Females: 565  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  45.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99603.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,048 (it was $50,977 in 2000)
Diamond Ridge:

$61,048
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,806

Diamond Ridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $226,555 (it was $144,800 in 2000)
Diamond Ridge:

$226,555
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $286,390; Detached houses: $293,978; Townhouses or other attached units: $375,578; In 2-unit structures: $399,651; Mobile homes: $130,492; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $19,705

Median gross rent in 2012: $883.

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  • White alone - 1,042 (90.1%)
  • Two or more races - 36 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 15 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Diamond Ridge: 110.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.3%), German (18.6%), Irish (15.8%), French (4.9%), Italian (4.5%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 47.6 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Diamond Ridge:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Diamond Ridge CDP:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.5%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,243 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,330 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (122.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2318.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Homer, AK (1.5 miles ), Miller Landing, AK (2.1 miles) , Kachemak, AK (2.2 miles ), Anchor Point, AK (3.2 miles ), Nikolaevsk, AK (3.3 miles ), Fritz Creek, AK (3.5 miles ), Halibut Cove, AK (3.6 miles) , Seldovia Village, AK (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 59.67 N, Longitude: 151.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Diamond Ridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2611% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from Diamond Ridge center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/2000 at 20:34:26, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MW, 5.6 ME, Depth: 49.4 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from Diamond Ridge center
On 2/10/2004 at 20:33:51, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB, 5.6 MW, Depth: 40.8 mi) earthquake occurred 31.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/medical centers near Diamond Ridge:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HOMER, AK)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HOMER, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Diamond Ridge:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 121 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 379 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1379 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1382 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1402 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1427 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1432 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Lake: Bridge Creek Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Diamond Creek (A), Bridge Creek (B), Twitter Creek (C), South Beaver Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.0%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Diamond Ridge, AK


25 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
3 people in unknown juvenile institutions in 2000

Diamond Ridge compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Diamond Ridge travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Diamond Ridge CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Diamond Ridge:

  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Diamond Ridge:

  • K237CL (95.3 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS INC)
  • K285DU (104.9 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K290AA (105.9 FM; SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: TURQUOISE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K296BH (107.1 FM; ANCHOR POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KWVV-FM (103.5 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K243AH (96.5 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K292ED (106.3 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMM., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Diamond Ridge:

  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02IB (Channel 2; HOMER/SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04JH (Channel 4; HOMER, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


Diamond Ridge on our top lists:

  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #13 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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