Harding-Birch Lakes, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 299. Population change since 2000: +38.4%
Males: 171  (57.5%)
Females: 128  (42.5%)
Median resident age:  35.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99714.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,575 (it was $43,438 in 2000)
Harding-Birch Lakes:

$57,575
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,844 (it was $24,443 in 2000)

Harding-Birch Lakes CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $160,082 (it was $117,100 in 2000)
Harding-Birch Lakes:

$160,082
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $147,111; Detached houses: $148,053

Median gross rent in 2013: $887.

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  • Races in Harding-Birch Lakes, AK (2010)

    Harding-Birch Lakes races chart
    • 27391.3%White alone
    • 103.3%American Indian alone
    • 82.7%Two or more races
    • 82.7%Hispanic

Races in Harding-Birch Lakes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Harding-Birch Lakes: 113.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.4%), German (12.1%), Greek (12.1%), English (7.3%), Dutch (6.1%), Italian (4.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 218.8 square miles.

Population density: 1.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Harding-Birch Lakes,AK real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Harding-Birch Lakes:

  • High school or higher: 102.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 53.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 63.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Harding-Birch Lakes CDP:

  • Never married: 7.1%
  • Now married: 83.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,802 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (236.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2410.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Salcha, AK (3.8 miles ), Eielson AFB, AK (4.9 miles ), Moose Creek, AK (5.4 miles ), Whitestone, AK (5.4 miles) , Big Delta, AK (5.7 miles ), North Pole, AK (5.8 miles ), Badger, AK (6.1 miles ), Delta Junction, AK (6.1 miles ).

Latitude: 64.33 N, Longitude: 146.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Harding-Birch Lakes household income distribution Harding-Birch Lakes home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (32%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical 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%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Harding-Birch Lakes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Harding-Birch Lakes, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Harding-Birch Lakes-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 597% 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 230.8 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 62.0 miles away from Harding-Birch Lakes center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 129.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 302.1 miles away from Harding-Birch Lakes 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 404.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harding-Birch Lakes:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 48 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 238 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 238 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1401 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1405 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1421 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1427 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Harding-Birch Lakes: Bingle Camp (A), Washburn (B), Canyon Creek Camp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Birch Lake (A), Little Harding Lake (B), Chisholm Lake (C), Harding Lake (D), Hartman Lake (E), Little Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Buckeye Creek (A), Canyon Creek (B), Shamrock Creek (C), Mosquito Creek (D), Little Delta River (E), Gunnysack Creek (F), Junction Creek (G), Democrat Creek (H), Banner Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Harding-Birch Lakes: Harding Lake State Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fairbanks North Star 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: 4.4%
(28.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.5%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Harding-Birch Lakes compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.3
Alaska average:

10.4

Harding-Birch Lakes travel time to work - commute Harding-Birch Lakes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Harding-Birch Lakes CDP (based on Fairbanks North Star Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,98771
Other5,34723
Catholic4,1955
Mainline Protestant3,96917
Black Protestant4716
Orthodox1351
None69,477-
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: 7
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

11.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.48%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,204 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.37%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.61% ($44,009 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.25% ($36,021)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.23% ($46,553)


11.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,511 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.43%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($52,526 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($42,791)
to El Paso County, TX  0.24% ($39,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Harding-Birch Lakes:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Harding-Birch Lakes:

  • K203CT (88.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$140,3601$107,7503$201,2731$15,4702$87,495
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$157,3400$01$70,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$97,3300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0017.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$156,330
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0017.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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