Halibut Cove, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 76.
Population change since 2000: +117.1%
Males: 43  (56.7%)
Females: 33  (43.3%)
Median resident age:

70.0 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,097 (it was $127,010 in 2000)
Halibut Cove:

$58,097
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,927 (it was $89,895 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $411,297 (it was $335,700 in 2000)
Halibut Cove:

$411,297
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $764,799; detached houses: $750,561
March 2019 cost of living index in Halibut Cove: 117.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.1%

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  • Races in Halibut Cove, AK (2019)
    • 8392.2%White alone
    • 55.6%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Halibut Cove, Alaska as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Halibut Cove is 36 to 1.


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Ancestries: Scotch-Irish (53.8%), English (46.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 8.12 square miles.

Population density: 9.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Halibut Cove, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Halibut Cove CDP:

0.1% ($321)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (121.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2305.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Miller Landing, AK (2.9 miles),
Kachemak, AK (2.9 miles ),
Fritz Creek, AK (3.0 miles ),
Homer, AK (3.3 miles ),
Diamond Ridge, AK (3.6 miles ),
Seldovia Village, AK (4.0 miles),
Seldovia, AK (4.5 miles ),
Fox River, AK (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 59.60 N, Longitude: 151.23 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Halibut Cove, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Halibut Cove, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.0%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Halibut Cove, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Halibut Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 6875% 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 157.9 miles away from Halibut Cove center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME) earthquake occurred 296.0 miles away from Halibut Cove center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 304.6 miles away from Halibut Cove center
On 1/23/2018 at 09:31:40, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from Halibut Cove center
On 1/24/2016 at 10:30:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 78.0 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Halibut Cove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Halibut Cove:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HOMER, AK)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HOMER, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Halibut Cove:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 121 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 121 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1366 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1369 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1370 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1389 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Halibut Cove and their reported violations in the past:

SALTRY (Population served: 75, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2009
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2007
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2013
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.8%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Halibut Cove:

Marital status in Halibut Cove, AK
  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Halibut Cove:

  • High school or higher: 94.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 70.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 60.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Halibut Cove, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
This county:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

6.7%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

75.0%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

25.0%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.0%
State:

21.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Halibut Cove:

8.0
Alaska:

6.8

General health condition:
Here:

50.0%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.0%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Halibut Cove, AK Residents

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Halibut Cove:

  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Halibut Cove:

  • K243AH (96.5 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K292ED (106.3 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMM., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Halibut Cove:

  • K12NW (Channel 12; HALIBUT COVE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K08JY (Channel 8; HALIBUT COVE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • HALIBUT COV, N Side Of Ismailof Island (Lat: 59.598556 Lon: -151.241528), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPOR604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6760.62 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2018, Expiration Date: 06/01/2028, Certifier: Lars A Danner, Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • Horizon T2, 46877 Stillpoint Trail (Lat: 59.592444 Lon: -151.231778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WRDF592,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2029, Certifier: Cassandra Harrison, Registrant: Black & Associates, 2052 Bridgegate Court, Westlake Village, CA 91361, Phone: (805) 495-7619, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2634Z, N2634Z, N-2634Z, Serial Number: 185-0634, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James P Thurston, Po Box 6469, Halibut Cove, AK 99603

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Halibut Cove, AK
  • 51.2%Wood
  • 25.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Halibut Cove, AK
  • 100.0%Wood


Halibut Cove compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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