Gulkana, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 119. Population change since 2000: +35.2%
Males: 59  (50.0%)
Females: 60  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99588

Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,739 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Gulkana:

$61,739
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,946 (it was $13,548 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,661 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Gulkana:

$141,661
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $169,526; Detached houses: $169,526

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • American Indian alone - 86 (72.3%)
  • White alone - 28 (23.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (4.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gulkana: 110.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (5.3%), Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1378 feet

Land area: 36.5 square miles.

Population density: 3.3 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gulkana:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 38.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gulkana CDP:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

2 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe).

This place:  2.3%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Gulkana CDP:  0.4% ($367)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (159.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2276.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gakona, AK (2.6 miles ), Glennallen, AK (3.2 miles ), Copperville, AK (3.4 miles) , Tazlina, AK (3.6 miles) , Silver Springs, AK (3.9 miles) , Copper Center, AK (4.4 miles ), Tolsona, AK (4.7 miles) , Willow Creek, AK (5.6 miles ).

Latitude: 62.24 N, Longitude: 145.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (63%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Gulkana, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Gulkana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 720% 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 111.2 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 115.6 miles away from Gulkana center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 212.6 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 254.6 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 165.7 miles away from Gulkana center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 406.3 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)

Airports located in Gulkana:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gulkana:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 162 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 162 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 196 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1280 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1283 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1296 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1305 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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

Creek: Bear Creek (A). Display/hide its 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.4%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  19.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gulkana compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black 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 above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (4%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gulkana 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 Gulkana:

  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • 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 Gulkana:

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

TV broadcast stations around Gulkana:

  • K08LT (Channel 8; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: PAUL KILDAL)
  • K11RG (Channel 11; GAKONA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K03FJ (Channel 3; GAKONA, ETC., AK; Owner: WRANGLE MT TV CLUB, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 41 meters (135ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,005
Total average daily truck traffic: 879
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 8,490

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gulkana, AK

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gulkana)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Pump Station 11, (Pump Station 11) 6.9 Km Sse (Lat: 62.087500 Lon: -145.483056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.7 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: KNGW392
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.360 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/20/2013, Expiration Date: 07/11/2023
    Registrant: North Slope Telecom Inc., 2020 E. Dowling Road #3, Anchorage, AK 99507-1970, Phone: (907) 751-8212, Fax: (907) 751-8272, Email:
  • Pump Station 11, (Pump Station 11) 6.8 Km Sse (Lat: 62.087500 Lon: -145.483056), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 38.7 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KEJ565
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz, 451.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 10/22/2021
    Registrant: North Slope Telecom, Inc., 2020 E. Dowling Rd., Ste. 3, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 751-8212, Fax: (907) 751-8272, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PUMP STN 11, 4.3 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 62.087583 Lon: -145.482972), Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WAS456
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.80 MHz, 19440.0 MHz, 19600.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7877, Fax: (907) 264-7169, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Pump Stn #11, 4.3 Miles Sse Of (Lat: 62.087583 Lon: -145.482972), Call Sign: WAV607
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.962 MHz, 161.837 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/18/2003
    Registrant: 1200 Peachtree Street Ne - Room 5w21, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4055, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

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