Fishhook, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 4,679.
Population change since 2000: +130.5%
Males: 2,602  (55.6%)
Females: 2,077  (44.4%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $74,462 (it was $55,179 in 2000)
Fishhook:

$74,462
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,328 (it was $20,042 in 2000)

Fishhook CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $272,869 (it was $131,600 in 2000)
Fishhook:

$272,869
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $254,347; detached houses: $253,660; townhouses or other attached units: $560,562; in 2-unit structures: $243,468; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $214,548; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,002; mobile homes: $66,417; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $392,580

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,053.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fishhook: 106.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Fishhook, AK (2017)
    • 5,32284.0%White alone
    • 3305.2%Hispanic
    • 2453.9%Two or more races
    • 2283.6%Asian alone
    • 1432.3%American Indian alone
    • 430.7%Black alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (19.7%), American (17.3%), Irish (10.0%), Swedish (3.8%), English (3.3%), Italian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 88.1 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Fishhook, Alaska map

238 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe).

This place:

3.8%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,599 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,520 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (37.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2341.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Buffalo Soapstone, AK (2.2 miles ),
Lakes, AK (2.2 miles ),
Farm Loop, AK (2.3 miles ),
Tanaina, AK (2.6 miles ),
Gateway, AK (2.6 miles ),
Palmer, AK (2.7 miles ),
Lazy Mountain, AK (2.8 miles ),
Wasilla, AK (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 61.68 N, Longitude: 149.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Fishhook, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fishhook, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.3%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Fishhook, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Health care (12.2%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (23.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.9%)
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Fishhook, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.9%)
  • Carpenters (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Art and design workers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.4%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Fishhook, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.1. This is about average.

City:

83.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Fishhook-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 825% 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 70.9 miles away from Fishhook 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 137.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 169.7 miles away from Fishhook center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 350.1 miles away from Fishhook 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 301.5 miles away from Fishhook 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 263.2 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)
Fishhook topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fishhook:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fishhook:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 39 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 39 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 225 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1365 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1368 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1376 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1389 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Palmer Fire Department Station 35 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Dandy Lake (A), Reed Lake (B), Upper Reed Lake (C), Lower Reed Lake (D), Meier Lake (E), Kennedy Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sidney Creek (A), Reed Creek (B), Hatcher Creek (C), Government Creek (D), Goodhope Creek (E), Glacier Creek (F), Fishhook Creek (G), Fairangel Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fishhook include: Independence Mine State Historical Park (1), Wolf Lake State Recreation Site (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

77.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
24 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Fishhook:

Marital status in Fishhook, AK
  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Fishhook:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fishhook, AK (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
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: 9
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

6.1%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fishhook:

50.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fishhook:

49.0%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Fishhook:

29.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fishhook:

23.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fishhook:

9.3%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fishhook:

36.6%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

58.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Fishhook:

80.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fishhook, AK Residents

9.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.31%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.86% ($65,112 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.30% ($54,318)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.24% ($77,690)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($426 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.04% ($55,484 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($53,581)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($50,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fishhook:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fishhook:

  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Fishhook:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CARLE WAGON, Intersection Of Palmer & Wasilla Fishook (Lat: 61.680250 Lon: -149.231278), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQRK828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11035.0 MHz, 11115.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2013, Expiration Date: 06/07/2023, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2016, Certifier: Steven A Regitz, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$229,20214$223,70874$218,3574$98,1303$206,2470$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$09$226,5521$2,9400$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$219,6154$165,85019$244,9984$65,9581$49,9500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$174,6655$243,61828$238,8592$142,7851$159,2400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$169,2306$228,1851$34,6701$72,2701$34,670
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$297,3256$222,113
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$220,9400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$363,1402$234,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$256,190
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fishhook, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fishhook, AK - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fishhook, AK
  • 83.9%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fishhook, AK
  • 85.0%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 1.6%Coal or coke


Fishhook compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Fishhook on our top lists:

  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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