Happy Valley, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 593. Population change since 2000: +21.3%
Males: 320  (54.0%)
Females: 273  (46.0%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99639.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,895 (it was $30,139 in 2000)
Happy Valley:

$44,895
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,222 (it was $19,377 in 2000)

Happy Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,943 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Happy Valley:

$179,943
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $232,348; Detached houses: $238,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,508; In 2-unit structures: $170,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,730; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,277; Mobile homes: $58,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,354

Median gross rent in 2013: $456.

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  • Races in Happy Valley, AK (2010)

    Happy Valley races chart
    • 51286.3%White alone
    • 355.9%American Indian alone
    • 315.2%Two or more races
    • 122.0%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Happy Valley: 109.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.1%), German (18.5%), Scottish (10.1%), Irish (10.0%), Norwegian (3.9%), Welsh (3.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 88.6 square miles.

Population density: 6.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Happy Valley, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Happy Valley:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Happy Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

14 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This place:

2.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,414 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $912 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (108.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2333.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Ninilchik, AK (2.6 miles ), Nikolaevsk, AK (3.1 miles ), Anchor Point, AK (3.5 miles ), Diamond Ridge, AK (4.5 miles ), Kachemak, AK (4.6 miles ), Miller Landing, AK (4.7 miles) , Fritz Creek, AK (4.7 miles ), Homer, AK (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 59.95 N, Longitude: 151.72 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Happy Valley household income distribution Happy Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (39%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Happy Valley, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Happy Valley-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 797% 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 the city 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 207.7 miles away from Happy Valley 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, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 280.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 281.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from Happy Valley center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 206.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Happy Valley:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 108 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 108 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 362 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1390 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1394 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1395 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1414 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.2% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Happy Valley compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Alaska average:

10.4

Happy Valley travel time to work - commute Happy Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (45%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Happy Valley CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

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
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%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Happy Valley:

  • 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Happy Valley:

  • K39AA (Channel 39; NINILCHIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K15AG (Channel 15; NINILCHIK, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K21AM (Channel 21; NINILCHIK, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K27AI (Channel 27; NINILCHIK, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K33AF (Channel 33; NINILCHIK, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K59AR (Channel 59; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K62AM (Channel 62; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Happy Valley Camp (Lat: 69.151333 Lon: -148.842833), Call Sign: WXT736, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.3800 MHz, 47.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2003, Expiration Date: 08/12/2013
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • Happy Valley Airport (Lat: 69.146611 Lon: -148.832833), Call Sign: WXA5, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2000, Expiration Date: 09/13/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006

Happy Valley on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal care and service occupations:"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Accommodation and food services"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #54 (99639) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slavic first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #69 (99639) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Icelander first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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