Goodnews Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 254 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 153  (60.2%)
Females: 101  (39.8%)
Median resident age:  23.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99589.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $19,141 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$19,141
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,085 (it was $6,851 in 2000)

Goodnews Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $137,925 (it was $10,600 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$137,925
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Goodnews Bay, AK (2010)

    Goodnews Bay races chart
    • 22994.2%American Indian alone
    • 114.5%White alone
    • 20.8%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Goodnews Bay: 116.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (very low).

Goodnews Bay, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Goodnews Bay:

  • High school or higher: 61.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goodnews Bay city:

  • Never married: 58.7%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 2.8%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Goodnews Bay, Alaska as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Goodnews Bay to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (430.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2610.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Platinum, AK (3.4 miles) , Togiak, AK (6.6 miles ), Quinhagak, AK (6.7 miles ), Twin Hills, AK (6.8 miles) , Kongiganak, AK (8.6 miles ), Kwigillingok, AK (8.7 miles ), Eek, AK (8.8 miles ), Manokotak, AK (9.5 miles ).

Latitude: 59.12 N, Longitude: 161.59 W

Area code: 907

Goodnews Bay household income distribution Goodnews Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

16.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (53%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (55%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (42%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Community and social service occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Goodnews Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Goodnews Bay-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 472% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Goodnews Bay:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 429 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 429 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 596 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1711 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1713 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1715 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1735 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Goodnews Bay:

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Notable location: Goodnews Bay Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bethel Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 44.6%
(46.5% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  17.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Goodnews Bay compared to Alaska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.5
Alaska average:

10.4

Goodnews Bay travel time to work - commute Goodnews Bay mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (97%)
  • Electricity (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Goodnews Bay city (based on Bethel Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$5,081$60,9720$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,985
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$751
Totals for Government 1$5,081$60,9729$4,736

Goodnews Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $12,000 ($47.24)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $43,000 ($169.29)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($125.98)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($74.80)
    Electric Utilities: $17,000 ($66.93)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($51.18)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($23.62)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($11.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($271.65)

Goodnews Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($86.61)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($23.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($59.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($62.99)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,000 ($66.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($137.80)
    All Other: $25,000 ($98.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($59.06)

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Goodnews Bay:

  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Goodnews Bay:

  • K04KT (Channel 4; GOODNEWS BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09SG (Channel 9; GOODNEWS BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Goodnews Bay)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Goodnews Bay, Within The Village Of Goodnews Bay (Lat: 59.118889 Lon: -161.588500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQOC956
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/17/2011, Expiration Date: 08/17/2021, Certifier: Jon Duracinski
    Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denalit Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Fish & Game Office (Lat: 59.121167 Lon: -161.595556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WPI72, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.13590 MHz, 5.16890 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 01/05/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Fish & Game Office (Lat: 59.121167 Lon: -161.595556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WWA41, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2005, Expiration Date: 03/02/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

Most common first names in Goodnews Bay, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John363.3 years
James272.5 years
Martha247.0 years
Mary278.0 years
Moses268.5 years
William263.4 years
Most common last names in Goodnews Bay, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roberts464.7 years
Smith474.0 years
Bavilla370.0 years
Beaver278.0 years
Evan256.5 years
James274.6 years
Kavelala275.5 years
Small273.0 years
Tonyak267.6 years

Goodnews Bay on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Public administration"
  • #58 (99589) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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