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Population in 2010: 76. Population change since 2000: +117.1%
Males: 36  (48.1%)
Females: 40  (51.9%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $89,784 (it was $127,010 in 2000)
Halibut Cove:

$89,784
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $39,390

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,190 (it was $335,700 in 2000)
Halibut Cove:

$105,190
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $753,207; Detached houses: $753,207

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  • White alone - 65 (85.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (6.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (6.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Halibut Cove: 117.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Halibut Cove, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Halibut Cove is mentioned 18 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: English (37.5%), German (20.0%), Danish (5.0%), French (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%), Scottish (5.0%).

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).




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For population 25 years and over in Halibut Cove:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 57.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Halibut Cove CDP:

  • Never married: 51.9%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $783 (0.8%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)


Average climate in Halibut Cove, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Halibut Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1998 at 19:39:43, a magnitude 6.2 (5.3 MB, 6.2 MW, 5.5 ME, Depth: 90.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 91.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from Halibut Cove center
On 5/19/2000 at 20:34:26, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MW, 5.6 ME, Depth: 49.4 mi) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/20/1993 at 19:24:53, a magnitude 5.9 (5.6 MB, 5.5 MB, 5.9 MW, Depth: 72.3 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/7/1988 at 08:46:58, a magnitude 5.8 (5.6 MB, 5.8 MB, 5.6 MB) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Halibut Cove center
On 2/10/2004 at 20:33:51, a magnitude 5.6 (5.6 MB, 5.6 MW, Depth: 40.8 mi) earthquake occurred 40.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), moment magnitude (MW)

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Halibut Cove, AK

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 121 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 380 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1366 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1369 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1389 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1414 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1419 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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) - In JUL-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2002
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2001
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2000
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-25-2004)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2001
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2001. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2001)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 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:  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

Halibut Cove compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Halibut Cove travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (55%)
  • Utility gas (45%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

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:

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  • HALIBUT COVE, N Side Of Ismailof Island (Lat: 59.598556 Lon: -151.241528), Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPOR604
    Assigned Frequencies: 6760.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2008, Expiration Date: 06/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WARREN JOHN L CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1647 , Serial Number: STD 1517, Airworthiness Date: 07/29/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 6406, Halibut Cove, AK 99603


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