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Population in 2010: 192. Population change since 2000: +40.1%
Males: 152  (79.3%)
Females: 40  (20.7%)
Median resident age:  54.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99605

Estimated median household income in 2012: $9,321 (it was $21,786 in 2000)
Hope:

$9,321
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $44,194 (it was $9,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $171,727 (it was $95,000 in 2000)
Hope:

$171,727
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $222,122; Detached houses: $243,517; Mobile homes: $155,263

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,069.

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  • White alone - 163 (84.9%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (6.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (4.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (3.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hope: 236.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (52.5%), Norwegian (15.0%), Irish (11.3%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Hope:

  • High school or higher: 99.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hope CDP:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

10 residents are foreign born (8.5% Europe).

This place:  8.5%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,200 (0.7%)

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

Hope household income distribution Hope home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (79%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (58%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (42%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)

Average climate in Hope, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Hope, Alaska average temperatures Hope, Alaska average precipitation Hope, Alaska humidity Hope, Alaska wind speed Hope, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Hope-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 822% 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 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 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 the city 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 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 283.7 miles away from Hope center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 351.7 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)

Airports located in Hope:

  • Hope Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 50, Itinerant Ops: 150, Local Ops: 280)

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: PO BOX 47; Grades: K-12)
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Library in Hope:

  • HOPE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: 18487 A AVENUE)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.5. This is about average.

City:

81.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 17.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 4.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.97
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.5%
(48.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Hope compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Hope travel time to work - commute Hope mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here: 27.6%
USA: 50.2%

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%

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 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:

Jul 14, 2007 05:18 PM, Sr-1 Seward Highway, Lat: 60.53576, Lon: -149.53989, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 2006 08:02 PM, I-A3-3 Seward Hwy, Mp 55.5, Lat: 60.75267, Lon: -149.43591, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total average daily traffic: 241
Total average daily truck traffic: 2
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 300

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Mi. 18 Hope Hwy (Lat: 60.927472 Lon: -149.659944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: KNKA536, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2008, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC
  • 2.6 Miles East Northeast Of Hope (Lat: 60.930278 Lon: -149.566611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: KNKA480
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Leslie N Nixon, Mi. 18 Hope Hwy (Lat: 60.927472 Lon: -149.659944), Type: 41.1, Overall height: 41.1 m
    Registrant: 5619950321, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 1801 CLINT MOORE ROAD, SUITE 110
  • Leslie N Nixon, Mi. 18 Hope Hwy (Lat: 60.927472 Lon: -149.659944), Type: 41.1, Overall height: 41.1 m
    Registrant: 5619950321, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 1801 CLINT MOORE ROAD, SUITE 110
  • Leslie N Nixon, Mi. 18 Hope Hwy (Lat: 60.927472 Lon: -149.659944), Type: 41.1, Overall height: 41.1 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300
  • Leslie N Nixon, Mi. 18 Hope Hwy (Lat: 60.927472 Lon: -149.659944), Type: 41.1, Overall height: 41.1 m
    Registrant: 5619950320, Fcc-Contact@gtpsites.Com, 750 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, ST. 300

FCC Registered Private 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: 09/10/2004, Expiration Date: 12/07/2014
    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: 37.4400 MHz, 44.0400 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/12/2013, 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:

8 (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:

13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hope)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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