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Population in 2010: 192.
Population change since 2000: +40.1%
Males: 105  (55.1%)
Females: 87  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99605

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,151 (it was $21,786 in 2000)
Hope:

$30,151
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,144 (it was $9,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $329,349 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Hope:

$329,349
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $309,207; detached houses: $303,450

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,353.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hope: 117.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 41.4%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Hope, AK (2019)
    • 5173.9%White alone
    • 1826.1%American Indian alone



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Hope, Alaska as of October 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hope is 55 to 1.


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Latest news from Hope, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (26.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 32 feet

Land area: 51.7 square miles.

Population density: 3.7 people per square mile   (very low).

Hope, Alaska map

12 residents are foreign born (8.7% Oceania, 8.7% North America).

This place:

17.4%
Alaska:

7.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hope CDP:

0.4% ($400)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (19.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2317.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Sunrise, AK (2.8 miles),
Anchorage, AK (4.4 miles ),
Moose Pass, AK (5.5 miles ),
Cooper Landing, AK (5.5 miles ),
Point MacKenzie, AK (5.7 miles),
Whittier, AK (5.8 miles),
Point Possession, AK (5.9 miles),
Crown Point, AK (6.0 miles)

Latitude: 60.92 N, Longitude: 149.64 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Hope, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hope, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.0%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Hope, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.503. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 16.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.60. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.60
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Hope-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 7999% 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 68.0 miles away from Hope 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) earthquake occurred 191.4 miles away from Hope center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 217.4 miles away from Hope center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 192.8 miles away from Hope center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 298.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2018 at 17:29:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 29.0 mi) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from Hope center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Hope topographic map

Airports located in Hope:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hope:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 20 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 21 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 279 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1352 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1355 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1361 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1376 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Hope:

  • HOPE SCHOOL (Students: 12, Location: 64782 NEARHOUSE LANE, Grades: PK-12)
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Library in Hope:

  • HOPE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 18487 A AVENUE)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hope: Coeur D'Alene Campground (A), Hope Sunrise Volunteer Fire Department / Hope Sunrise Emergency Medical Services (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Hope Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Bedrock Creek (A), Cripple Creek (B), Wildhorse Creek (C), Palmer Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hope: Hope Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hope & Sunrise Museum (2nd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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 Hope and their reported violations in the past:

SEAVIEW CAFE & BAR (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
BOWMAN BEAR CREEK LODGE (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TITOS DISCOVERY CAFE (Population served: 30, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2014)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 25 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hope that have no violations reported:

  • ALASKA DACHA (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

54.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Hope:

Marital status in Hope, AK
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 89.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Hope:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.7%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

24.8
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Hope, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
This county:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hope:

40.9%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hope:

41.4%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hope:

15.5%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

17.7%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Hope:

50.7%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

55.7%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Hope:

81.6%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hope, AK Residents

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hope:

  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hope:

  • KAFC (93.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMXS (103.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Hope:

  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09HG (Channel 9; BIRD POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K25AI (Channel 25; INDIAN, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K47AM (Channel 47; INDIAN, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K57BQ (Channel 57; BIRD POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K67AY (Channel 67; BIRD CREEK, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDMD (Channel 33; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • KTBY (Channel 4; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K22FV (Channel 22; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)
  • K41DP (Channel 41; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KETCHIKAN TV, LLC)

Hope fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 2017 01:17 PM, Sr-1 Seward Hwy, Lat: 60.752911, Lon: -149.248953, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 14, 2017 07:14 AM, Sr-1 Seward Hwy, Lat: 60.751131, Lon: -149.466842, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Jul 14, 2007 05:18 PM, Sr-1 Seward Highway, Lat: 60.742861, Lon: -149.363872, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 2006 08:02 PM, I-A3-3 Seward Hwy, Mp 55.5, Lat: 60.752670, Lon: -149.435910, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.1mTotal length
  • 1,886Total average daily traffic
  • 197Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,825Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hope)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Tv Site 3.5 Mi E (Lat: 60.918056 Lon: -149.538833), Call Sign: WNBC225, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 12/07/2024, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • Hope, 3.5 Miles East Of Hope (Lat: 60.918611 Lon: -149.536667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WPXD767,
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2013, Expiration Date: 03/12/2023, Certifier: Bart Browning, Registrant: Alaska Railroad Corporation, 1224 Whitney Road, Anchorage, AK 99510-7500, Phone: (907) 265-3901, Fax: (907) 265-2685, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hope)
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hope, AK
  • 53.8%Wood
  • 23.1%Electricity
  • 23.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Hope compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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 above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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