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Population in 2012: 712 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 

Males: 385  (54.1%)
Females: 327  (45.9%)

Median resident age:  24.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99742.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,861 (it was $31,458 in 2000)
Gambell:

$29,861
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,256

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,711 (it was $47,100 in 2000)
Gambell:

$112,711
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $104,923; Detached houses: $104,923

Median gross rent in 2012: $870.

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  • American Indian alone - 649 (95.3%)
  • White alone - 25 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gambell: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.5%).

Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 65 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gambell:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 33.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gambell city:

  • Never married: 61.5%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Gambell, Alaska as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gambell to the number of sex offenders is 59 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (719.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (3032.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Savoonga, AK (6.2 miles ), Port Clarence, AK (13.3 miles) , Brevig Mission, AK (13.7 miles ), Teller, AK (13.8 miles ), Nome, AK (14.0 miles ), Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (15.2 miles) , Nunam Iqua, AK (15.2 miles) , Alakanuk, AK (15.2 miles ).

Latitude: 63.78 N, Longitude: 171.70 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+23.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Special education teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Gambell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1997 at 18:29:37, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/2002 at 04:42:04, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.0 miles away from Gambell center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB)

Political contributions by individuals in Gambell, AK

Airports located in Gambell:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gambell:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 716 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 718 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2083 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 2086 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2107 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 2133 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2139 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Gambell:

  • Gambell School (Students: 184; Location: 169 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Gambell: Iwoorrigan Camp (A), Norton Sound Health Bessie Kaningok Clinic (B), Gambell Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

 
Nome 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 Gambell and their reported violations in the past:

GAMBELL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 669, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2006
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2005
  • 60 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2006
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 50 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.7%
(23.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.8% for American Indian residents, 4.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gambell, AK

Gambell compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gambell travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (95%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Electricity (2%)

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Religion statistics for Gambell city (based on Nome Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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: 12
Here:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Nome Census Area:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nome Census Area:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.4%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$2,730$16,3800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$11,294
Police Protection - Officers 4$6,414$19,2420$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$3,765
Health 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Water Supply 3$5,993$23,9720$0
Electric Power 0$0 2$1,860
Totals for Government 10$16,687$20,02411$16,919

Gambell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $142,000 ($199.44)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $184,000 ($258.43)
    Central Staff Services: $157,000 ($220.51)
    General - Other: $155,000 ($217.70)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($200.84)
    Police Protection: $142,000 ($199.44)
    Electric Utilities: $76,000 ($106.74)
    Water Utilities: $61,000 ($85.67)
    Health Services - Other: $43,000 ($60.39)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($18.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($9.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $510,000 ($716.29)

Gambell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $258,000 ($362.36)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($200.84)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $152,000 ($213.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($5.62)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $61,000 ($85.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $40,000 ($56.18)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.40)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $66,000 ($92.70)

Gambell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $364,000 ($511.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $364,000 ($511.24)

Gambell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $222,000 ($311.80)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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  1.10% ($29,000 average AGI)


8.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.82% ($36,038 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.42% ($32,000)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.42% ($38,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gambell:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gambell:

  • K07ON (Channel 7; GAMBELL, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF GAMBELL)
  • K09QR (Channel 9; GAMBELL, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within Village Of (Lat: 63.778417 Lon: -171.730861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WPOJ867
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 07/08/2019, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Gci, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Steve Hamlen, Saint Lawrence Island (Lat: 63.778333 Lon: -171.730833), Type: 26.8, Overall height: 26.8 m
    Registrant: 4048104020, Jvaughan@mail.Att.Net, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N14
  • Saint Lawrence Island (Lat: 63.778333 Lon: -171.730833), Type: 26.8, Overall height: 26.8 m
    Registrant: 4048104020, Jvaughan@mail.Att.Net, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N14

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Gambell Airport (Lat: 63.782889 Lon: -171.665889), Call Sign: KXA58, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.64940 MHz, 4.64640 MHz, 5.88890 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/13/2000, Expiration Date: 08/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Gambell Airport (Lat: 63.782889 Lon: -171.665889), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KXO9, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.500 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.47140 MHz, 129.900 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 6.58140 MHz... (+8 more)
    Grant Date: 07/13/2000, Expiration Date: 08/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street N W, Washington, DC 20006

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL2FV, Licensee ID: L01288260
    Grant Date: 05/29/2007, Expiration Date: 05/29/2017, Certifier: Derek D Angi
    Registrant: Derek D Angi, Gambell, AK 99742



Most common first names in Gambell, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John381.7 years
Anna288.0 years
Roger257.9 years
Samuel258.5 years
Most common last names in Gambell, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Apassingok573.6 years
Oozeva569.4 years
Aningayou488.5 years
Campbell474.0 years
Okhtokiyuk443.0 years
Kaningok375.7 years
Apatiki360.0 years
Kulukhon368.0 years
Oseuk369.6 years
Tungiyan366.0 years

Gambell on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Utilities"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #11 (99742) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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