Gakona, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 218. Population change since 2000: +1.4%
Males: 113  (52.2%)
Females: 105  (47.8%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99586.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $95,636 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Gakona:

$95,636
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,421 (it was $18,143 in 2000)

Gakona CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $202,138 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Gakona:

$202,138
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $225,043; Detached houses: $225,043

Median gross rent in 2012: $796.

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Gakona races chart
  • White alone - 171 (78.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 43 (19.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gakona: 108.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.4%), United States (13.6%), Norwegian (8.8%), English (7.7%), Scottish (4.8%), Danish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 61.3 square miles.

Population density: 3.6 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gakona:

  • High school or higher: 97.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 26.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gakona CDP:

  • Never married: 12.6%
  • Now married: 75.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

7 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe).

This place:  3.0%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $111 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (165.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2276.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gulkana, AK (2.6 miles) , Glennallen, AK (4.0 miles ), Copperville, AK (4.1 miles) , Tazlina, AK (4.3 miles) , Silver Springs, AK (4.4 miles) , Copper Center, AK (4.9 miles ), Chistochina, AK (5.2 miles) , Tolsona, AK (5.3 miles) .

Latitude: 62.30 N, Longitude: 145.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (45%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (86%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
  • Accommodation and food services (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Art and design workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (32%)
  • Life and physical scientists (14%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)

Work and jobs in Gakona: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gakona, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gakona-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 713% 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 117.8 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 115.2 miles away from Gakona center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 213.8 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 256.9 miles away from the city 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 165.0 miles away from Gakona center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 405.0 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 Gakona:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 168 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 168 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 194 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1278 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1282 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1295 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1304 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public elementary/middle school in Gakona:

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Notable locations in Gakona: Big Timber (A), Gakona Volunteer Fire Department (B), Copper River Native Association Gakona Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Gakona: Gakona Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Mentasta Lodge (Mi 78 Tok Cutoff) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Valdez-Cordova 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 Gakona and their reported violations in the past:

GULKANA VILLAGE (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2013), St Intentional no-action (DEC-11-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (DEC-11-2013)
  • 74 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 48 regular monitoring violations
  • 27 other older monitoring violations
MENTASTA LODGE (Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
GAKONA R.V. PARK (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
CHISTOCHINA HEALTH CLINIC (Population served: 37, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GAKONA JUNCTION VILLAGE (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
MACLAREN RIVER LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GAKONA LODGE AND TRADING POST (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.5%
(1.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gakona compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Wood (41%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gakona CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
Alaska average:

8.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gakona:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gakona:

  • KXGA (90.5 FM; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gakona:

  • K11RG (Channel 11; GAKONA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K03FJ (Channel 3; GAKONA, ETC., AK; Owner: WRANGLE MT TV CLUB, INC.)
  • K08LT (Channel 8; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: PAUL KILDAL)

Gakona fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2008 10:00 PM, Sr-1 Tok Cutoff, Lat: 62.42665, Lon: -144.97637, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 1996 01:00 AM, I1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,075
Total average daily truck traffic: 268
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,360

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Mile 12 Tok Cutoff (Lat: 62.412500 Lon: -145.108333), Type: Mast, Structure height: 93.3 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: KNKQ402, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: AL7NX, Previous Call Sign: KQ0G, Licensee ID: L00513640
    Grant Date: 05/04/2012, Expiration Date: 06/13/2022
    Registrant: Harvel H Young, Gakona, AK 99586
  • Call Sign: KL0NT, Licensee ID: L00411569
    Grant Date: 02/20/2008, Expiration Date: 03/10/2018, Certifier: James E Bullock Jr
    Registrant: James E Bullock Jr, Hc 03 Box 479, Gakona, AK 99586-9704
  • Call Sign: KL0NV, Licensee ID: L01371776
    Grant Date: 02/20/2008, Expiration Date: 03/10/2018, Certifier: Jan M Bullock
    Registrant: Jan M Bullock, Hc 01 Box 479, Gakona, AK 99586
  • Call Sign: KL7ERP, Previous Call Sign: WL7CUF, Licensee ID: L00872466
    Grant Date: 08/25/2007, Expiration Date: 08/25/2017
    Registrant: Haarp Amateur Radio Club, Milepost 11.3, Gakona, AK 99586


FAA Registered Aircraft:

35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gakona)
Most common first names in Gakona, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Don268.0 years
Bill284.5 years
Henry267.9 years
Fred283.9 years
Daniel269.5 years
Kenneth269.0 years
William275.0 years
Norma262.0 years
Stella275.0 years
Thomas247.0 years
Most common last names in Gakona, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ewan568.2 years
Sanford474.3 years
Alex364.7 years
Barnhart359.3 years
Lauesen373.7 years
Bronniche278.5 years
Ashing263.0 years
Joe292.5 years
Longenecker267.0 years
Poston285.5 years

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Operations specialties managers except financial managers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Religious workers"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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