Goodnews Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 272 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +18.3%
 
Males: 142  (52.3%)
Females: 130  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

26.0 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99589.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $23,059 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$23,059
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $10,347 (it was $6,851 in 2000)

Goodnews Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $21,069 (it was $10,600 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$21,069
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $189,646; detached houses: $191,548; townhouses or other attached units: $206,213; in 2-unit structures: $278,456; mobile homes: $11,988

Median gross rent in 2017: $787.

March 2019 cost of living index in Goodnews Bay: 102.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 40.0%
(39.4% for American Indian residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Goodnews Bay, AK (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Goodnews Bay, Alaska as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Goodnews Bay is 36 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 86 people per square mile   (very low).

Goodnews Bay, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $243 (0.2%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Goodnews Bay, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Goodnews Bay, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Goodnews Bay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (28.8%)
  • Public administration (23.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (16.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (10.2%)
  • Utilities (8.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.1%)
  • Air transportation (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (25.0%)
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (15.6%)
  • Utilities (15.6%)
  • Air transportation (6.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.3%)
  • Construction (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (33.3%)
  • Public administration (22.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (18.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (14.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.1%)
Most common occupations in Goodnews Bay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.3%)
  • Media and communications workers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (14.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11.1%)
  • Teachers, special education (7.4%)

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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Goodnews Bay topographic map

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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Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Goodnews Bay:

Marital status in Goodnews Bay, AK
  • Never married: 53.8%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 2.9%

For population 25 years and over in Goodnews Bay:

  • High school or higher: 67.0%
  • 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
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.1%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.6%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

30.2%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.1%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

51.9%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.5%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Goodnews Bay, AK Residents
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 and Unallocable 0$0 1$751
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$3,985
Totals for Government 1$5,081$60,9729$4,736

Goodnews Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $76,000 ($279.41)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($224.26)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($194.85)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($139.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($77.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $98,000 ($360.29)

Goodnews Bay government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $55,000 ($202.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($73.53)
    Rents: $16,000 ($58.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $205,000 ($753.68)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

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:

13 (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: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, 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: 12/11/2014, Expiration Date: 03/02/2025, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Goodnews Bay, AK
  • 96.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Goodnews Bay, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Goodnews Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly 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.

Goodnews Bay on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #1 (99589) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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