Eek, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 315 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 162  (51.4%)
Females: 153  (48.6%)
Median resident age:

25.7 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99578.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,224 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Eek:

$44,224
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $13,209 (it was $8,957 in 2000)

Eek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $55,221 (it was $86,800 in 2000)
Eek:

$55,221
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $68,826; detached houses: $68,075

Median gross rent in 2019: $464.

March 2019 cost of living index in Eek: 101.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.4%
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  • Races in Eek, AK (2019)
    • 530102.1%American Indian alone
    • 244.6%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Eek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Eek, Alaska as of April 11, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Eek is 238 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 346 people per square mile   (very low).

Eek, Alaska map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $221 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $242 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (419.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2653.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tuntutuliak, AK (4.9 miles ),
Quinhagak, AK (5.7 miles ),
Napakiak, AK (5.7 miles ),
Napaskiak, AK (5.9 miles ),
Kongiganak, AK (5.9 miles ),
Oscarville, AK (6.0 miles),
Bethel, AK (6.4 miles ),
Atmautluak, AK (6.7 miles )

Latitude: 60.22 N, Longitude: 162.03 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Eek, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Eek, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.8%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+9.8%).
Most common industries in Eek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (30.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (25.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (14.5%)
  • Public administration (12.7%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (33.3%)
  • Educational services (18.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (14.8%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (42.9%)
  • Public administration (17.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (17.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (14.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
Most common occupations in Eek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (12.7%)
  • Cashiers (10.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (25.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Financial managers (7.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (21.4%)
  • Cashiers (21.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (17.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.7%)
  • Child care workers (7.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)

Average climate in Eek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Eek, Alaska average temperatures Eek, Alaska average precipitation Eek, Alaska humidity Eek, Alaska wind speed Eek, Alaska snowfall Eek, Alaska sunshine Eek, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Eek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2351% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Eek topographic map

Airports located in Eek:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Eek:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 418 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 418 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 554 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1739 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1740 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1742 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1761 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Eek:

  • EEK SCHOOL (Students: 90, Location: 103 VILLAGE ROAD, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Eek: Eek Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Eek Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bethel 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 Eek and their reported violations in the past:

EEK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 280, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2008
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2006. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 90 regular monitoring violations
  • 35 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.4%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.4%
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: 1.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Eek:

Marital status in Eek, AK
  • Never married: 40.5%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 2.4%

For population 25 years and over in Eek:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Eek

Religion statistics for Eek, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Eek:

44.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Eek:

42.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

31.3%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Eek:

9.9%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Eek:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.9%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

50.7%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Eek:

79.9%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Eek, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 2$7,216$43,2960$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$8,248$49,4882$1,299
Other Government Administration 1$4,103$49,2369$3,682
Water Supply 1$3,093$37,1161$542
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,429
Other and Unallocable 0$0 9$12,886
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,166
Totals for Government 6$22,660$45,32025$22,004

Eek government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $196,000 ($622.22)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($317.46)
    Financial Administration: $98,000 ($311.11)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($177.78)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($136.51)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($123.81)
    Electric Utilities: $31,000 ($98.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($3.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $423,000 ($1342.86)

Eek government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $146,000 ($463.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($73.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $70,000 ($222.22)
    Rents: $15,000 ($47.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($126.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $141,000 ($447.62)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $41,000 ($130.16)

Eek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000 ($6.35)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
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  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Eek:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Eek:

  • K09TN (Channel 9; EEK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11SD (Channel 11; EEK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Apron (Lat: 60.215944 Lon: -162.012056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.6 m, Call Sign: KNKR275
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2016, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: Telecommunications Law Professionals Pllc, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Nw Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 789-3120, Fax: (202) 789-3112, Email:
  • Apron (Lat: 60.215944 Lon: -162.012056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.6 m, Call Sign: WQWV601
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/2015, Expiration Date: 02/02/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2016, Certifier: Jimmy SipesRegistrant: Gic Communication Corp, 2550 Denalil Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Jon Duracinski, Apron (Lat: 60.215944 Lon: -162.012056), Type: 92.6, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: United Utilities, Inc., Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 561-1674
  • Jon Duracinski, Apron (Lat: 60.215944 Lon: -162.012056), Type: 92.6, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: United Utilities, Inc., Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 561-1674
  • Jimmy Sipes, Apron (Lat: 60.215806 Lon: -162.011944), Type: 94.2, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 868-5615
  • Chris Mace, Apron (Lat: 60.215806 Lon: -162.011944), Type: 94.2, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 868-5615

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Eek, Apron (Lat: 60.215806 Lon: -162.011944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 92.6 m, Call Sign: WQDR581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz... (+84 more), Grant Date: 11/24/2015, Expiration Date: 10/13/2025, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Eek, Apron (Lat: 60.215806 Lon: -162.011944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.2 m, Call Sign: WQFI288,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz... (+43 more), Grant Date: 06/28/2016, Expiration Date: 07/20/2026, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Eek 102, Apron (Lat: 60.215806 Lon: -162.011944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.2 m, Call Sign: WQNS545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz... (+118 more), Grant Date: 05/10/2011, Expiration Date: 05/10/2021, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Eek Airport (Lat: 60.215917 Lon: -162.005611), Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KQU3,
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.900 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 130.100 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2017, Expiration Date: 05/21/2027, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • 1/8 Mi W Of Eek Post Office Bldg (Lat: 60.215917 Lon: -162.002833), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WHV886, Licensee ID: L00006825,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/07/1997, Expiration Date: 08/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2002, Registrant: William G Pete Jr, Eek, AK 99578

Most common last names in Eek, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carter479.8 years
Green476.0 years
White471.5 years
Joshua375.7 years
Alexie265.9 years
Brown285.0 years
Cleveland287.5 years
Foster282.0 years
Mcintyre273.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Eek, AK
  • 94.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Eek, AK
  • 94.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood


Eek 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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Eek on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #1 (99578) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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