Diomede, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.2%
Males: 62  (52.7%)
Females: 56  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  21.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Zip code: 99762

Estimated median household income in 2016: $18,825 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Diomede:

$18,825
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $10,128 (it was $9,944 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $26,441 (it was $14,500 in 2000)
Diomede:

$26,441
AK:

$267,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $63,262; Detached houses: $63,311

Median gross rent in 2016: $500.

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  • Races in Diomede, AK (2010)

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    • 10692.2%American Indian alone
    • 54.3%White alone
    • 43.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Diomede: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

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

For population 15 years and over in Diomede city:

  • Never married: 80.6%
  • Now married: 14.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Diomede, Alaska as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Diomede to the number of sex offenders is 18 to 1.


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

Diomede household income distribution Diomede home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.4%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-18.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Utilities (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (42%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Community and social service occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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 the city 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 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city 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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 52.7%
(55.8% for American Indian residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Alaska average:

9.9

Diomede travel time to work - commute Diomede mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

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.
State:

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

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

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
Other Government Administration 2$4,538$27,2280$0
Streets and Highways 3$5,572$22,2882$1,336
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$2,479
Other and Unallocable 2$3,403$20,4182$2,100
Totals for Government 7$13,513$23,1657$5,915

Diomede government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $23,000 ($194.92)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $148,000 ($1254.24)
    General - Other: $112,000 ($949.15)
    Financial Administration: $54,000 ($457.63)
    Health Services - Other: $30,000 ($254.24)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($237.29)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($237.29)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($101.69)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($33.90)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($25.42)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($25.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $61,000 ($516.95)

Diomede government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $98,000 ($830.51)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($305.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($67.80)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($211.86)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($25.42)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $207,000 ($1754.24)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($135.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $29,000 ($245.76)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($110.17)

Diomede government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $9,000 ($76.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($76.27)

Diomede government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $173,000 ($1466.10)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

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:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DIOMEDE, Within Village Limits (Lat: 65.758500 Lon: -168.950778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 8.5 m, Call Sign: WLT448
    Assigned Frequencies: 6670.00 MHz, 6558.75 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Alascom, Inc, 505 East Bluff Drive Mp 288, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-8342, Fax: (907) 264-7169, 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/25/2000, Expiration Date: 05/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2005Registrant: Philip Ahkinga, 1/4 Mi E Of City Office, Diomede, AK 99762

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Diomede compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • 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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