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Population in 2010: 593. Population change since 2000: +21.3%
Males: 309  (52.2%)
Females: 284  (47.8%)

Median resident age:  51.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99639.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,811 (it was $30,139 in 2000)
Happy Valley:

$52,811
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,746

Happy Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $182,872 (it was $86,900 in 2000)
Happy Valley:

$182,872
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $210,567; Detached houses: $220,661; Mobile homes: $126,304

Median gross rent in 2012: $442.

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  • White alone - 512 (86.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (5.9%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (5.2%)
  • Hispanic - 12 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Happy Valley: 111.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Happy Valley, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Happy Valley is mentioned 15 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (19.8%), English (19.5%), Irish (11.4%), Scottish (10.4%), Norwegian (4.1%), Welsh (3.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 88.6 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Happy Valley:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Happy Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

5 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.9%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,412 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $805 (0.5%)

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

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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
  • Construction (29%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (8%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (8%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Happy Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3155% 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 62.5 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from Happy Valley 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) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from the city 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 74.5 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 59.1 miles away from Happy Valley center
On 8/13/1990 at 23:04:20, a magnitude 5.5 (5.3 MB, 5.5 MW, Depth: 54.4 mi) earthquake occurred 15.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 362 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1391 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1393 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1414 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1439 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1444 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.6%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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:  61.1%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Happy Valley, AK

Happy Valley compared to Alaska 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Happy Valley travel time to work - commute


Happy Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Happy Valley 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 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:

1
  • 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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