Hughes, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 35  (45.0%)
Females: 44  (55.0%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99745

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,739 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Hughes:

$38,739
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,838 (it was $10,193 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $87,573 (it was $42,200 in 2000)
Hughes:

$87,573
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $143,167; Detached houses: $143,167
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  • American Indian alone - 74 (96.1%)
  • Black alone - 2 (2.6%)
  • White alone - 1 (1.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hughes: 107.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 289 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hughes:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hughes city:

  • Never married: 48.7%
  • Now married: 33.3%
  • Separated: 12.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.0%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hughes, Alaska as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Hughes to the number of sex offenders is 40 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (362.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2650.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Alatna, AK (7.2 miles) , New Allakaket, AK (7.5 miles) , Allakaket, AK (7.6 miles) , Huslia, AK (8.0 miles ), Tanana, AK (9.3 miles ), Kobuk, AK (9.7 miles) , Bettles, AK (9.8 miles) , Evansville, AK (9.8 miles) .

Latitude: 66.04 N, Longitude: 154.26 W

Area code: 907

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

13.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+30.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (67%)
  • Public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Public administration (92%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)

Average climate in Hughes, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hughes-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 433% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 170.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 402.7 miles away from Hughes 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 258.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from Hughes 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) earthquake occurred 250.0 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 Hughes:

  • Hughes Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 1,095, Itinerant Ops: 365, Military Ops: 20)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hughes:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 203 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 362 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 363 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1647 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1650 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1666 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1672 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Hughes:

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Notable location: Tanana Chiefs Conference Hughes Clinic (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

HUGHES PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 65, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2014
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-20-2014 to MAY-05-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-20-2014 to MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-20-2014 to MAY-05-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-17-2013 to MAY-05-2014)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 17 regular monitoring violations
  • 15 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  22.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Hughes compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (57%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (39%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hughes city (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here: 48.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
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
Other Government Administration 2$1,101$6,6060$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$661
Electric Power 0$0 2$1,394
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,011
Totals for Government 2$1,101$6,6066$3,066

Hughes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $124,000 ($1569.62)
    General - Other: $93,000 ($1177.22)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($518.99)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($354.43)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($202.53)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($202.53)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($151.90)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($63.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $177,000 ($2240.51)

Hughes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $159,000 ($2012.66)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($151.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($101.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $218,000 ($2759.49)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($50.63)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $98,000 ($1240.51)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($63.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $29,000 ($367.09)

Hughes government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $20,000 ($253.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($253.16)

Hughes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $189,000 ($2392.41)

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hughes:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hughes:

  • K02KC (Channel 2; HUGHES, AK; Owner: HUGHES COMMUNITY COUNCIL)
  • K09RY (Channel 9; HUGHES, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Hughes fatal accident list:

Mar 9, 2007 06:00 PM, Hud Housing Road, Lat: 66.05693, Lon: -154.25841, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
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