Diomede, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.2%
Males: 62  (52.7%)
Females: 56  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

22.4 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip code: 99762

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,702 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Diomede:

$33,702
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,018 (it was $9,944 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $28,821 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Diomede:

$28,821
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $61,740; detached houses: $62,349

Median gross rent in 2017: $497.

March 2019 cost of living index in Diomede: 101.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 52.7%
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  • Races in Diomede, AK (2010)
    • 10692.2%American Indian alone
    • 54.3%White alone
    • 43.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Diomede, Alaska as of July 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Diomede is 18 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Diomede, Alaska map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Diomede city:

2.2% ($325)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (667.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2999.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wales, AK (5.1 miles),
Port Clarence, AK (8.3 miles),
Brevig Mission, AK (8.7 miles ),
Teller, AK (9.0 miles ),
Shishmaref, AK (9.3 miles ),
Nome, AK (11.6 miles ),
White Mountain, AK (13.3 miles ),
Deering, AK (13.3 miles)

Latitude: 65.76 N, Longitude: 168.93 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

12.0%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Diomede, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (33.3%)
  • Public administration (31.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.7%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.0%)
  • Educational services (19.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (14.3%)
  • Utilities (14.3%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (45.8%)
  • Public administration (41.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (12.5%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Diomede, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23.8%)
  • Plant and system operators (14.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.3%)
  • Top executives (9.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.5%)
  • Construction laborers (9.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (20.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (16.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)

Average climate in Diomede, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Diomede-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 106% 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 538.3 miles away from Diomede center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 732.0 miles away from Diomede 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 642.9 miles away from Diomede center
On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from Diomede center
On 5/21/1997 at 22:59:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.6 ML, 4.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.3 miles away from Diomede 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) earthquake occurred 194.2 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Diomede topographic map

Heliports located in Diomede:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Diomede:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 610 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 666 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 666 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2024 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 2028 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 2037 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2049 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Diomede:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Diomede: Inalik (A), Diomede Volunteer Fire Department (B), Norton Sound Health Little Diomede Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nome Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.9%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

23.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Diomede:

Marital status in Diomede, AK
  • Never married: 78.8%
  • Now married: 14.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Diomede:

  • High school or higher: 68.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Diomede, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Diomede:

41.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Diomede:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

34.3%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Diomede:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Diomede:

40.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Diomede:

49.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Diomede:

78.8%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Diomede, 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
Streets and Highways 3$5,572$22,2882$1,336
Other and Unallocable 2$3,403$20,4182$2,100
Other Government Administration 2$4,538$27,2280$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$2,479
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 7$13,513$23,1657$5,915

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $155,000 ($1313.56)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $305,000 ($2584.75)
    Electric Utilities: $270,000 ($2288.14)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $130,000 ($1101.69)
    Financial Administration: $118,000 ($1000.00)
    Health - Other: $51,000 ($432.20)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($313.56)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($127.12)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($101.69)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($93.22)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($59.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($59.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $43,000 ($364.41)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($16.95)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($16.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $206,000 ($1745.76)

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

  • Charges - Other: $135,000 ($1144.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $58,000 ($491.53)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($101.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $239,000 ($2025.42)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($76.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($25.42)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $169,000 ($1432.20)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($42.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $278,000 ($2355.93)
    General Local Government Support: $81,000 ($686.44)
    Highways: $76,000 ($644.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($177.97)

Diomede government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $198,000 ($1677.97)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Diomede:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Diomede:

  • K07OS (Channel 7; DIOMEDE, AK; Owner: CITY OF DIOMEDE)
  • K13UX (Channel 13; DIOMEDE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Diomede)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DIOMEDE, Within Village Limits (Lat: 65.758528 Lon: -168.950778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 5.8 m, Overall height: 7.6 m, Call Sign: WLT448,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6770.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Little Diomede Isl. 1/4 Mi E Of City Hall (Lat: 65.750028 Lon: -168.937556), Type: Building, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WXZ402,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/25/2000, Expiration Date: 05/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2005, Registrant: Philip Ahkinga, 1/4 Mi E Of City Office, Diomede, AK 99762

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Diomede, AK
  • 92.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.7%Electricity


Diomede compared to Alaska state average:

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