Elfin Cove, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 20. Population change since 2000: -37.5%
Males: (35.7%)
Females: 13  (64.3%)
Median resident age:  55.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99825

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,456 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Elfin Cove:

$70,456
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,654 (it was $15,089 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $515,132 (it was $225,000 in 2000)
Elfin Cove:

$515,132
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $448,632; Detached houses: $350,655; Townhouses or other attached units: $742,564
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  • White alone - 14 (70.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (25.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (5.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elfin Cove: 125.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.1%), Swedish (17.9%), Welsh (17.9%), Italian (10.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 10.7 square miles.

Population density: 1.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Elfin Cove, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Elfin Cove:

  • High school or higher: 98.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elfin Cove CDP:

  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Elfin Cove CDP:  1.0% ($2,167)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (510.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1863.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Pelican, AK (4.2 miles) , Gustavus, AK (5.2 miles ), Game Creek, AK (5.7 miles) , Whitestone Logging Camp, AK (5.8 miles) , Hoonah, AK (5.8 miles ), Excursion Inlet, AK (6.1 miles) , Tenakee Springs, AK (7.1 miles) , Cube Cove, AK (7.9 miles) .

Latitude: 58.20 N, Longitude: 136.36 W

Area code: 907

Elfin Cove household income distribution Elfin Cove home values distribution
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (56%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Elfin Cove, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Elfin Cove, Alaska average temperatures Elfin Cove, Alaska average precipitation Elfin Cove, Alaska humidity Elfin Cove, Alaska wind speed Elfin Cove, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Elfin Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 439.2 miles away from Elfin Cove center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 229.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from Elfin Cove center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 244.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

located in Elfin Cove:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elfin Cove:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 513 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 514 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 595 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 862 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 866 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 878 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 887 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Elfin Cove: Elfin Cove Fire Department (A), Elfin Cove Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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 Elfin Cove and their reported violations in the past:

ELFIN COVE (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.1%
(50.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  30.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Elfin Cove compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Elfin Cove travel time to work - commute Elfin Cove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Wood (37%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elfin Cove CDP (based on Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.06%
Here: 25.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents37.6%21.3%19.3%12.4%9.4%
Congregations12.5%18.8%43.8%12.5%12.5%
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

34.3%
Alaska:

27.8%

Strongest AM radio stations in Elfin Cove:

  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • 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)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elfin Cove:

  • K09TK (Channel 9; ELFIN COVE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ELFIN COVE, Lat: 58.193500 Lon: -136.343500, Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WLB397
    Assigned Frequencies: 6543.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Mp288, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7877, Fax: (907) 777-2561, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Community Bldg (Lat: 58.194083 Lon: -136.345722), Type: Tree, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: KWC95, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 2.69540 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.35840 MHz, 5.16890 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 01/05/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Elfin Cove Dock (Lat: 58.194083 Lon: -136.351833), Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WHG878, Licensee ID: L00004134
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.550 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 156.700 MHz, 6.21640 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29240 MHz, 8.29540 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 02/17/1998, Expiration Date: 02/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2003
    Registrant: Wards Cove Packing Company, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Elfin Cove (Lat: 58.194111 Lon: -135.347361), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHH367
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/27/1994, Expiration Date: 06/27/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Cove Lodge, 4413 Taku Blvd, Juneau, AK 99801

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