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Population in 2012: 253 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.0%
 

Males: 146  (57.8%)
Females: 107  (42.2%)

Median resident age:  26.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99589.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,194 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$22,194
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,941

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $123,220 (it was $10,600 in 2000)
Goodnews Bay:

$123,220
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $394,092; Detached houses: $394,092

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  • American Indian alone - 229 (94.2%)
  • White alone - 11 (4.5%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Goodnews Bay: 105.3 (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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Goodnews Bay:

  • High school or higher: 55.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Goodnews Bay city:

  • Never married: 59.7%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 1.3%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Goodnews Bay, Alaska as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Goodnews Bay to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (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

Goodnews Bay household income distribution Goodnews Bay home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-5.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (52%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Special education teachers (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

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

On 5/16/1992 at 02:55:59, a magnitude 4.2 (3.8 ML, 4.2 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/1994 at 21:35:42, a magnitude 4.4 (3.7 ML, 4.4 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from Goodnews Bay center
On 2/9/1994 at 07:55:50, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 23:31:32, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 429 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 596 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1713 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1715 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1735 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1758 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1762 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Goodnews Bay and their reported violations in the past:

GOODNEWS BAY (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed No longer subject to Rule (JUL-02-2003)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 43.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.6% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Goodnews Bay, AK

Goodnews Bay 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students 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


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)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.89%
Here47.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMoravian Church in AmericaOrthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents46.2%27.9%20.1%2.5%3.3%
Congregations18.6%41.9%20.9%4.7%14.0%
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: 21
This county:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.3%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
Alaska:

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 0$0 1$1,305
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$1,498
Other and Unallocable 0$0 5$3,077
Totals for Government 0$0 16$5,880

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

  • Construction - General: $12,000 ($47.43)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $43,000 ($169.96)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($126.48)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($75.10)
    Electric Utilities: $17,000 ($67.19)
    Health Services - Other: $13,000 ($51.38)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($23.72)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($11.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $69,000 ($272.73)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $22,000 ($86.96)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($23.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($59.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($63.24)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,000 ($67.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($138.34)
    All Other: $25,000 ($98.81)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($59.29)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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  1.58% ($27,013 average AGI)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.49% ($19,167)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.22% ($25,000)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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  2.34% ($37,402 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.72% ($38,333)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.46% ($27,783)

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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