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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

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 2011: 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: 125.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Elfin Cove, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Elfin Cove is mentioned 11 times on our forum:
Buckle In, Southeast  (76 replies)
Sure Buddy.......Money's On The Way  (8 replies)
boo freakin' hoo  (24 replies)
Gustavus  (8 replies)
Alaska Chat II  (9446 replies)

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Elfin Cove:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elfin Cove CDP:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

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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

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Earthquake activity:

Elfin Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 147% 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 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from Elfin Cove center
On 7/1/1973 at 13:33:34, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 47.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/3/1973 at 16:59:35, a magnitude 6.4 (6.0 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.4 UK) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/6/2000 at 10:42:25, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.1 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Elfin Cove center
On 6/24/1991 at 04:59:04, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.7 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Elfin Cove, AK

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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 594 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 862 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 866 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 887 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 915 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 922 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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:

COMMUNITY OF ELFIN COVE (Population served: 299, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-12-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Unfilt) - In MAR-2002
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 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 significantly 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elfin Cove travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (68%)
  • Wood (32%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.06%
Here25.1%
USA50.2%

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%

8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
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 Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.52% ($41,100 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.76% ($25,700)


9.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.36%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.57% ($50,476 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.90% ($19,750)

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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