Elim, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 339 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.3%
 
Males: 201  (59.5%)
Females: 138  (40.5%)
Median resident age:  25.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99739.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,283 (it was $40,179 in 2000)
Elim:

$38,283
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,600 (it was $10,300 in 2000)

Elim city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,406 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Elim:

$83,406
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $104,578; Detached houses: $102,396

Median gross rent in 2013: $712.

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  • Races in Elim, AK (2010)

    Elim races chart
    • 29689.7%American Indian alone
    • 247.3%White alone
    • 82.4%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Elim: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 140 people per square mile   (very low).

Elim, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Elim:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 26.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elim city:

  • Never married: 51.5%
  • Now married: 34.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

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

Elim city:  1.2% ($1,115)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (458.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2790.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Golovin, AK (4.8 miles) , White Mountain, AK (5.9 miles ), Shaktoolik, AK (6.0 miles ), Koyuk, AK (6.2 miles ), Unalakleet, AK (8.2 miles ), Stebbins, AK (8.7 miles ), St. Michael, AK (8.9 miles ), Nome, AK (9.7 miles ).

Latitude: 64.62 N, Longitude: 162.26 W

Area code: 907

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

10.4%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+18.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (37%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Elim: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Elim, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Elim-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 289% 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 339.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 523.3 miles away from Elim 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 444.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 232.4 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from Elim center
On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 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)
Elim topographic map

airports located in Elim:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elim:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 426 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 457 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 457 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1817 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1820 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1829 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1841 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Elim:

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Library in Elim:

  • ERNEST NYLIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,600; Location: 50 ELIM LOOP; 7,516 books; 300 audio materials; 154 video materials; 50 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Elim: Elim Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Yukuniaraq Yunqcarvik Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Quiktalik Creek (A). Display/hide its location 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 2013: 29.6%
(30.8% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elim 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:
Here:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.1%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Elim:

30.2
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elim:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elim:

39.8%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Elim:

82.0%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elim, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,345
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$7,185
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,107
Police - Other 0$0 3$1,873
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$4,770
Water Supply 0$0 4$6,421
Electric Power 0$0 2$3,426
Local Libraries 0$0 2$771
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$6,074
Totals for Government 0$0 26$33,972

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

  • Construction - General: $131,000 ($386.43)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $131,000 ($386.43)
    Financial Administration: $125,000 ($368.73)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($156.34)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($67.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($56.05)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($41.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $242,000 ($713.86)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $282,000 ($831.86)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($165.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000 ($138.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($59.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($76.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($70.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($100.29)
    All Other: $8,000 ($23.60)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($94.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($97.35)

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 Elim:

  • 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.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET 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.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • 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)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Elim:

  • K03GA (Channel 3; ELIM, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09QS (Channel 9; ELIM, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Elim fatal accident list:

Aug 7, 2011 07:00 AM, Moses Point Road, Lat: 64.63483, Lon: -162.23833, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $700,000Total costs
  • 75Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Elim)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Elim and their reported violations in the past:

ELIM WATER SUPPLY (Address: 101 Hillside St. , Population served: 304, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-21-2010)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Elim, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Andrew270.4 years
Ernest247.0 years
Harry272.0 years
Helen268.0 years
Garrett222.5 years
Henry276.5 years
James262.0 years
Julia245.5 years
Most common last names in Elim, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Saccheus857.1 years
Daniels466.5 years
Murray464.3 years
Amaktoolik375.0 years
Aukon349.3 years
Jemewouk281.6 years
Mccafferty264.5 years
Moore275.0 years
Moses277.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Wood (41%)

Elim 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.
  • 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 college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Elim on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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