Gustavus, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 443 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 239  (54.1%)
Females: 204  (45.9%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99826.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $53,277 (it was $34,766 in 2000)
Gustavus:

$53,277
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $37,522 (it was $21,089 in 2000)

Gustavus CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $234,987 (it was $142,000 in 2000)
Gustavus:

$234,987
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $743.

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  • Races in Gustavus, AK (2010)

    Gustavus races chart
    • 39890.0%White alone
    • 194.3%Two or more races
    • 122.7%American Indian alone
    • 71.6%Hispanic
    • 51.1%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gustavus: 111.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), English (10.7%), Irish (5.3%), United States (4.1%), Swedish (4.0%), Welsh (3.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 37.7 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

Gustavus,AK real estate house value index trend

Gustavus, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Gustavus:

  • High school or higher: 98.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gustavus CDP:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 70.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,108 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (522.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1864.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Excursion Inlet, AK (3.5 miles) , Hoonah, AK (4.9 miles ), Whitestone Logging Camp, AK (5.0 miles) , Game Creek, AK (5.1 miles) , Elfin Cove, AK (5.2 miles) , Pelican, AK (6.0 miles) , Juneau city and borough, AK (6.7 miles ), Tenakee Springs, AK (6.9 miles) .

Latitude: 58.42 N, Longitude: 135.75 W

Area code: 907

Gustavus household income distribution Gustavus home values distribution

Gustavus tourist attractions:

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Gustavus, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gustavus, Alaska average temperatures Gustavus, Alaska average precipitation Gustavus, Alaska humidity Gustavus, Alaska wind speed Gustavus, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Gustavus-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 261% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 19.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 451.0 miles away from Gustavus center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 119.8 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) earthquake occurred 248.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from Gustavus center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 269.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Gustavus:

  • Gustavus Airport (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 200, Air Taxi Ops: 3,300, Itinerant Ops: 2,000, Local Ops: 200, Military Ops: 50)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gustavus:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 525 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 526 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 595 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 857 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 860 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 875 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 882 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Gustavus:

See full list of schools located in Gustavus

Library in Gustavus:

  • GUSTAVUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $67,025; Location: 14 GUSTAVUS ROAD; 11,020 books; 106 audio materials; 769 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 26 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gustavus: Glacier Bay Lodge (A), United States National Park Service Headquarters (B), Glacier Bay National Park Fire Department (C), Gustavus Airport Fire Department (D), Gustavus Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Salmon River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Glacier Bay Country Inn (Po Box 5) (1), Annie Mae Lodge (2 Grandpas Farm Road) (2), Meadow's Glacier Bay Guest House (Ip) (PO Box 93) (3), Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay (Po Box 60) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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 Gustavus and their reported violations in the past:

GUSTAVUS AIRPORT (Population served: 159, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
BARTLETT COVE WATER SYS (Address: #1 PARK ROAD , Population served: 123, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-2010)
  • 17 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2012
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
GUSTAVUS WATER SYSTEM (Address: #1 PARK ROAD , Population served: 117, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2008
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-26-2011 to NOV-30-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2005
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
BEAR TRACK INN (Population served: 46, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2008
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2008
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2007
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2007
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2007
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2012)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 19 other older monitoring violations
GUSTAVUS INN (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gustavus compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gustavus, Alaska:

  • Bear Track Inn, PO Box 255, Gustavus, AK 99826 , Phone: (907) 697-3017
  • Gustavus Inn At Glacier Bay, One Mile Gustavus Rd, Gustavus, AK 99826 , Phone: (907) 697-2254
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gustavus, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Wood (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gustavus CDP (based on Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

34.3%
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
Other Government Administration 1$4,833$57,9960$0
Firefighters 1$5,341$64,0920$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$2,569
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,056
Totals for Government 2$10,174$61,0443$4,625

Strongest AM radio stations in Gustavus:

  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gustavus:

  • K201AM (88.1 FM; GUSTAVUS, AK; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gustavus:

  • K02LW (Channel 2; GUSTAVUS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MR (Channel 4; GUSTAVUS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 38m125ftTotal length
  • 1,092Total average daily traffic
  • 10Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,212Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KL7XK, Licensee ID: L01034367
    Grant Date: 09/23/2005, Expiration Date: 09/23/2015
    Registrant: Michael S Pedersen, Box 420, Gustavus, AK 99826
  • Call Sign: WL7BRR, Licensee ID: L00616884
    Grant Date: 10/06/2005, Expiration Date: 10/19/2014, Certifier: Jacob G Musslewhite
    Registrant: Jacob G Musslewhite, Gustavus, AK 99826
  • Call Sign: WL7CSI
    Grant Date: 03/28/1996, Expiration Date: 03/28/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2008
    Registrant: Bruce R Shingledecker, Gustavus, AK 99826
  • Call Sign: WL7CSJ, Licensee ID: L00135861
    Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 03/28/2016, Certifier: Charles L Schroth
    Registrant: Charles L Schroth, Gustavus, AK 99826-0300
  • Call Sign: WL7ZC, Licensee ID: L00323048
    Grant Date: 09/10/2004, Expiration Date: 12/08/2014, Certifier: William L Unkel
    Registrant: William L Unkel, 4 B River Bend Rd, Gustavus, AK 99826
  • Call Sign: KL1HE, Licensee ID: L00456879
    Grant Date: 01/28/2002, Expiration Date: 01/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/27/2002, Certifier: John F Fors
    Registrant: John F Fors, Gustavus, AK 99826


FAA Registered Aircraft:

31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gustavus)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Gustavus on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Arts, entertainment, and recreation"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents"
  • #78 (99826) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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