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Population in 2010: 4,679. Population change since 2000: +130.5%
Males: 2,386  (51.0%)
Females: 2,293  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  34.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99645.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $85,604 (it was $55,179 in 2000)
Fishhook:

$85,604
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,140

Fishhook CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $269,256 (it was $131,600 in 2000)
Fishhook:

$269,256
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $238,420; Detached houses: $253,501; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,925; In 2-unit structures: $241,925; Mobile homes: $112,678

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,115.

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  • White alone - 3,987 (82.0%)
  • Hispanic - 258 (5.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 243 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 221 (4.5%)
  • Black alone - 85 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (1.4%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fishhook: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Fishhook, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Fishhook is mentioned 47 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), Irish (18.2%), English (6.1%), Scottish (4.0%), United States (3.9%), Swedish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 88.1 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Fishhook:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fishhook CDP:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

197 residents are foreign born

This place:  4.1%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,139 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,775 (1.3%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Art and design workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Fishhook-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3057% 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 the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from Fishhook center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.4 miles away from Fishhook center
On 8/14/1984 at 01:02:08, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.4 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 9.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Hospitals/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:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 39 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 225 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1365 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1368 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1389 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1416 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1423 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 20.7. This is significantly better than average.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(1.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fishhook, AK

24 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fishhook travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Electricity (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.74%
Here27.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%16.4%14.6%6.1%5.2%
Congregations9.2%9.2%12.3%1.5%3.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.3%4.2%3.5%2.9%20.0%
Congregations3.1%6.2%4.6%3.1%47.7%
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: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

11.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.14%
Alaska average:

9.33%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.15%
Alaska average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  4.83% ($52,567 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.35% ($45,270)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.27% ($54,529)


7.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($592 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.10%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.35% ($37,449 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.29% ($28,901)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.22% ($35,962)

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.)


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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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