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Population in 2012: 345 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 

Males: 205  (59.6%)
Females: 140  (40.4%)

Median resident age:  23.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99739.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,107 (it was $40,179 in 2000)
Elim:

$35,107
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,104

Elim city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,003 (it was $92,200 in 2000)
Elim:

$75,003
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,891; Detached houses: $80,891

Median gross rent in 2012: $688.

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  • American Indian alone - 296 (89.7%)
  • White alone - 24 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Elim: 109.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.43 square miles.

Population density: 142 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Elim:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Elim city:

  • Never married: 44.3%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elim, Alaska as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Elim to the number of sex offenders is 345 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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 July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +48 (+18.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (46%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (11%)
  • Carpenters (11%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Elim-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 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) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Elim center
On 12/15/1997 at 14:22:33, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 15.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/30/2001 at 12:36:02, a magnitude 4.8 (4.4 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/6/2006 at 23:26:58, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.3 miles away from Elim center
On 9/7/2005 at 02:01:06, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.7 ML, 4.4 ML, Depth: 18.6 mi) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 457 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1817 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1820 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1842 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1868 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1875 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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

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

ELIM WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 304, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-2004
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2004
  • 41 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2005)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 30 regular monitoring violations
  • 66 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Elim, AK

Elim compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Elim travel time to work - commute


Elim mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Wood (44%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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:

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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,250$51,0001$1,275
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$425
Streets and Highways 0$0 10$2,295
Sewerage 0$0 2$425
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,550
Electric Power 0$0 2$1,530
Other and Unallocable 0$0 8$850
Totals for Government 1$4,250$51,00033$9,350

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

  • Construction - General: $131,000 ($379.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $131,000 ($379.71)
    Financial Administration: $125,000 ($362.32)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($153.62)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($66.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $19,000 ($55.07)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($40.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $242,000 ($701.45)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $282,000 ($817.39)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($162.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000 ($136.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($57.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $26,000 ($75.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($69.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $34,000 ($98.55)
    All Other: $8,000 ($23.19)
  • Tax - Property: $32,000 ($92.75)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $33,000 ($95.65)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.10% ($29,000 average AGI)


8.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.82% ($36,038 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.42% ($32,000)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.42% ($38,167)

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: 64.63483333, Lon: -162.23833056, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Elim (Lat: 64.617944 Lon: -162.242917), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 19.8 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQIQ308
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J Groggins
    Registrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 Nw 63rd Street - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8078, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • DAVID GOGGINS, 1300 Feet East Of Elim Airport (Lat: 64.616944 Lon: -162.258833), Type: 23.2, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE
  • DAVID GOGGINS, 3600 Feet East Of Elim Airport (Lat: 64.617944 Lon: -162.242917), Type: 24.4, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE
  • David Goggins, 3600 Feet East Of Elim Airport (Lat: 64.617944 Lon: -162.242917), Type: 24.4, Structure height: 02180 m, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE
  • David Goggins, 1300 Feet East Of Elim Airport (Lat: 64.616944 Lon: -162.258833), Type: 23.2, Structure height: 02180 m, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE


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

Elim on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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