Ferry, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 33. Population change since 2000: +13.8%
Males: 20  (62.1%)
Females: 13  (37.9%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99743

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,790 (it was $38,750 in 2000)
Ferry:

$51,790
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,423 (it was $18,324 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,233 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Ferry:

$91,233
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $105,391; Detached houses: $105,391
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  • White alone - 32 (97.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (3.0%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ferry: 146.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (87.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 68.4 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ferry:

  • High school or higher: 98.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 60.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ferry CDP:

  • Never married: 100.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Ferry CDP:  1.9% ($900)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (200.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2444.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Healy, AK (2.8 miles ), Anderson, AK (4.5 miles ), McKinley Park, AK (5.4 miles) , Nenana, AK (5.9 miles ), Four Mile Road, AK (6.1 miles) , Cantwell, AK (6.8 miles ), Chena Ridge, AK (7.7 miles ), Ester, AK (7.9 miles ).

Latitude: 64.06 N, Longitude: 149.00 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Ferry household income distribution Ferry home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Ferry, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Ferry-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 634% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from the city 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 53.0 miles away from Ferry center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 45.1 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 418.8 miles away from Ferry center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 332.8 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ferry:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 66 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 201 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 201 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1444 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1447 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1462 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1469 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Moss (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Wilson Creek (A), Walker Creek (B), Spruce Creek (C), Little Moose Creek (D), Eva Creek (E), Cody Creek (F), Chicken Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 38.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

38.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 2.47. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.47
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 100.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  41.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ferry compared to Alaska 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Coal or coke (57%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ferry CDP (based on Denali Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.33%
Here: 19.3%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Denali Borough:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Denali Borough:

10.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

32.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Denali Borough:

28.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

15.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.23%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.28% ($38,895 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.44% ($42,500)


14.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.30%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.42% ($54,000 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.30% ($30,842)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ferry:

  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Ian A Hegdal, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek, 8 Miles East Of Ferry, Ak (Lat: 64.059750 Lon: -148.899778), Type: 32.0, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 9074584580, Iahegdal@gvea.Com, 758 ILLINOIS STREET
  • Ian A Hegdal, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek, 8 Miles East Of Ferry, Ak (Lat: 64.059750 Lon: -148.899778), Type: 32.0, Structure height: 02068 m, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 9074584580, Iahegdal@gvea.Com, 758 ILLINOIS STREET
  • Ian Hegdal, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek (Lat: 64.059722 Lon: -148.899778), Type: 32.0, Structure height: 02068 m, Overall height: 32 m
    Registrant: 9074584580, Iahegdal@gvea.Com, 612 ILLINOIS STREET
  • Ian Hegdal, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek (Lat: 64.059722 Lon: -148.899778), Type: 32.0, Structure height: 02068 m, Overall height: 32 m
    Registrant: 9074584580, Iahegdal@gvea.Com, 612 ILLINOIS STREET
  • Ian A Hegdal, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek (Lat: 64.059722 Lon: -148.899778), Type: 32.0, Structure height: 02068 m, Overall height: 32 m
    Registrant: 9074584580, Iahegdal@gvea.Com, 612 ILLINOIS STREET

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EVA CREEK WF, Northern Foothills Of The Alaska Range Near Eva Creek, 8 Miles East Of Ferry, Ak (Lat: 64.059722 Lon: -148.899778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQPM782
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/02/2022, Certifier: Ian A Hegdal
    Registrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc., 612 Illinois St, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: (907) 458-5869, Email:

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