Hooper Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 1,173 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.7%
 
Males: 623  (53.2%)
Females: 550  (46.8%)
Median resident age:  18.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99604.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,354 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Hooper Bay:

$36,354
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $8,454 (it was $7,841 in 2000)

Hooper Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $91,587 (it was $32,300 in 2000)
Hooper Bay:

$91,587
AK:

$259,600

Median gross rent in 2015: $304.

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  • Races in Hooper Bay, AK (2010)

    Hooper Bay races chart
    • 1,03494.6%American Indian alone
    • 373.4%Two or more races
    • 211.9%White alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

Races in Hooper Bay detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hooper Bay: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 35 feet

Land area: 8.68 square miles.

Population density: 135 people per square mile   (very low).

Hooper Bay, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Hooper Bay:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hooper Bay city:

  • Never married: 59.1%
  • Now married: 29.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 5.5%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Hooper Bay, Alaska as of October 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Hooper Bay to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $202 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (540.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2814.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chevak, AK (4.1 miles ), Scammon Bay, AK (5.2 miles ), Newtok, AK (7.9 miles ), Tununak, AK (8.4 miles ), Mertarvik, AK (8.5 miles) , Toksook Bay, AK (8.8 miles ), Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (8.9 miles) , Mekoryuk, AK (8.9 miles ).

Latitude: 61.53 N, Longitude: 166.10 W

Area code: 907

Hooper Bay household income distribution Hooper Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

19.5%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +165 (+19.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Hooper Bay: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hooper Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hooper Bay-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 313% 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 613.0 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 506.0 miles away from Hooper Bay center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 511.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 539.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 453.3 miles away from Hooper Bay 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 599.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wade Hampton Census Area (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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airports located in Hooper Bay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hooper Bay:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 538 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 539 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 612 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1887 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1890 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1891 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1911 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Hooper Bay:

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Notable location: Hooper Bay Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Napareayak Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 40.9%
(50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for American Indian residents, 34.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Hooper Bay, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Alaska average:

10.2

Hooper Bay travel time to work - commute Hooper Bay mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hooper Bay city (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
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: 17
Wade Hampton Census Area:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.3%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.4%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Hooper Bay:

29.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hooper Bay:

24.4%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.7%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hooper Bay:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hooper Bay:

32.4%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Hooper Bay:

79.7%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hooper Bay, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,918$35,0160$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,789$46,7340$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$12,925$31,0200$0
Police - Other 9$8,838$11,7840$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 34$26,371
Totals for Government 17$32,470$22,92034$26,371

Hooper Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $317,000 ($270.25)
    General - Other: $124,000 ($105.71)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($96.33)
    Electric Utilities: $100,000 ($85.25)
    Health Services - Other: $29,000 ($24.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($11.94)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($3.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $44,000 ($37.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $313,000 ($266.84)

Hooper Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $501,000 ($427.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000 ($161.98)
    General Support: $70,000 ($59.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($40.07)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $197,000 ($167.95)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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  1.65% ($22,029 average AGI)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($32,615)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.52% ($17,636)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.75% ($19,892 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($24,423)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hooper Bay:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Hooper Bay:

  • K04MC (Channel 4; HOOPER BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07QD (Channel 7; HOOPER BAY, AK; Owner: HOOPER BAY CITY COUNCIL)

Hooper Bay fatal accident list:

Jun 21, 1997 02:00 AM, Airport, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 29, 1992 04:15 PM, Hooper Bay, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hooper Bay)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 61.531417 Lon: -166.097333, Call Sign: WNMQ212
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.895 MHzGrant Date: 06/24/1998, Expiration Date: 09/15/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/16/2003Registrant: City Of Hooper Bay, Hooper Bay, AK 99604, Phone: (907) 758-4311
  • Hooper Bay (Lat: 61.534111 Lon: -166.101333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5.9 m, Overall height: 8.3 m, Call Sign: WQVX830
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.805 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/2015, Expiration Date: 06/10/2025, Certifier: Sean ThomasRegistrant: Procomm Alaska, 2100 E 63rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 563-1176, Fax: (907) 261-2663, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Hooper Bay, Within The Village Of Hooper Bay (Lat: 61.528889 Lon: -166.110000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.4 m, Call Sign: WQHM636
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6404.79 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2007, Expiration Date: 09/11/2017, Certifier: Jimmy R SipesRegistrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Lat: 61.515861 Lon: -166.119000, Call Sign: KBZ75, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.64940 MHz, 4.64640 MHz, 5.12390 MHz, 5.88890 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Lat: 61.515861 Lon: -166.119000, Call Sign: KEF6, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 123.075 MHz, 2.87640 MHz, 8.87740 MHz, 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, 130.300 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 10/28/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Hooper Bay Site (Lat: 61.534111 Lon: -166.101333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5.9 m, Overall height: 8.3 m, Call Sign: WQWG306
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.900 MHz, 157.025 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 08/12/2015, Expiration Date: 08/12/2025, Certifier: Sean ThomasRegistrant: Procomm Alaska LLC, 2100 E 63rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 264-2634, Fax: (907) 261-2663, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL1NC, Licensee ID: L00701799, Grant Date: 06/17/2003, Expiration Date: 06/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2015, Certifier: George S Ballard, Registrant: George S Ballard, Hooper Bay, AK 99604

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: FUNK GRANT WILLIAM JR THORPEDO T-211 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 603F , Serial Number: GF2008
    Registrant (Individual): Grant W Jr Funk, Po Box 237, Hooper Bay, AK 99604

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hooper Bay and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF HOOPER BAY (Population served: 1,200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 161 regular monitoring violations
  • 23 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 61
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hooper Bay, AK
Most common first names in Hooper Bay, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Joseph475.2 years
Fred273.5 years
Agnes279.5 years
Flora283.1 years
Lena282.6 years
Magdalene277.4 years
Mary270.0 years
Most common last names in Hooper Bay, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lake864.4 years
Smart874.5 years
Smith777.8 years
Hoelscher575.0 years
Bell483.5 years
Green375.7 years
Gump382.0 years
Night380.3 years
Seton375.4 years
Bunyan236.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (90%)
  • Wood (10%)

Hooper Bay compared to Alaska state average:

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

Hooper Bay on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #101 (99604) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Subsaharan African first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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