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Population in 2010: 877. Population change since 2000: +37.9%
Males: 530  (60.4%)
Females: 347  (39.6%)

Median resident age:  52.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99669.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $53,488 (it was $43,047 in 2000)
Funny River:

$53,488
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,107

Funny River CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $200,593 (it was $119,700 in 2000)
Funny River:

$200,593
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $269,960; Detached houses: $284,640; Mobile homes: $153,571

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  • White alone - 790 (90.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 40 (4.6%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Funny River: 110.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.9%), German (13.1%), English (11.7%), Scottish (7.0%), United States (6.5%), French Canadian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 27.2 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Funny River:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Funny River CDP:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.6%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,509 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,375 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (59.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2329.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Sterling, AK (1.6 miles ), Ridgeway, AK (3.1 miles ), Soldotna, AK (3.2 miles ), Kalifornsky, AK (3.8 miles ), Kenai, AK (4.0 miles ), Kasilof, AK (4.4 miles ), Salamatof, AK (4.4 miles ), Nikiski, AK (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 60.49 N, Longitude: 150.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electricians (16%)
  • Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (8%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Art and design workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (6%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Funny River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2591% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Funny River center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1987 at 02:01:38, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Funny River center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/medical centers near Funny River:

  • 1ST CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • CENTRAL PENINSULA GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • HERITAGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Funny River:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 58 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 316 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1375 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1378 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1398 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1424 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1430 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable location: Central Emergency Services Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Aurora Lake (A), Browns Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Killey River (A), Funny River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.0%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Funny River, AK

Funny River compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Utility gas (14%)

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Religion statistics for Funny River CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Funny River:

  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Funny River:

  • KKIS-FM (96.5 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KWJG (91.5 FM; KASILOF, AK; Owner: KASILOF PUBLIC B/G INC)
  • KXBA (93.3 FM; NIKISKI, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KPEN-FM (101.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWHQ-FM (100.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KDLL (91.9 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: PICKLE HILL PUBLIC B/CASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Funny River:

  • K08LW (Channel 8; KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K10NC (Channel 10; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09QH (Channel 9; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K03FW (Channel 3; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K12LA (Channel 12; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K06MF (Channel 6; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K23AF (Channel 23; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Funny River on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
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