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Valdez-Cordova Census Area

Population in 2010: 119. Population change since 2000: +35.2%
Males: 61  (51.3%)
Females: 58  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  26.3 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 99588

Estimated median household income in 2011: $49,753 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Gulkana:

$49,753
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,537

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $164,712 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Gulkana:

$164,712
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $186,071; Detached houses: $186,071

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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: 115.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.2%), Irish (2.2%).

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: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gulkana CDP:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

2 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe).

This place:  2.3%
Alaska:  6.4%

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)


Average climate in Gulkana, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Gulkana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 884% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 22:32:17, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 6.0 ML, 5.8 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/22/1996 at 22:15:02, a magnitude 5.8 (5.7 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Gulkana center
On 1/24/2003 at 04:52:10, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/2002 at 00:50:43, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.5 ML, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:30:50, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Gulkana center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:50:45, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.5 ML, 5.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valdez-Cordova Census Area County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 196 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1280 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1283 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1305 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1332 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1340 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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 County 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 2011: 0.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gulkana, AK

Gulkana compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Gulkana travel time to work - commute


Gulkana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (6%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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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%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
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  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
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  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

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
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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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