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Population in 2012: 80 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.6%
 

Males: 36  (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

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 2011: 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: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 36.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hughes city:

  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 12.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

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 July 2013:
Here:

14.5%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

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Earthquake activity:

Hughes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 6/4/1986 at 15:48:20, a magnitude 5.7 (5.2 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Hughes center
On 11/13/2003 at 18:27:46, a magnitude 5.1 (4.6 MB, 5.1 ML, 4.8 ML, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1995 at 09:56:37, a magnitude 4.9 (4.5 MB, 4.3 MS, 4.6 ML, 4.9 ML, Depth: 4.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/3/1994 at 01:07:08, a magnitude 4.7 (4.1 ML, 4.7 ML, Depth: 11.9 mi) earthquake occurred 28.3 miles away from Hughes center
On 11/5/1997 at 01:42:37, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.9 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 363 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1647 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1650 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1672 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1700 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1708 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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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):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and OCT-04-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JAN-26-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2005), St Other (FEB-17-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-10-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2003)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-2001 and APR-02-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-22-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-22-2000)
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hughes, AK

Hughes compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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.
  • House age 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Hughes travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here48.7%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$688$8,2560$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$410
Electric Power 0$0 1$864
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$627
Totals for Government 1$688$8,2563$1,901

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $124,000 ($1550.00)
    General - Other: $93,000 ($1162.50)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($512.50)
    Sewerage: $28,000 ($350.00)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($200.00)
    Health Services - Other: $16,000 ($200.00)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($150.00)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($62.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($25.00)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($25.00)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $177,000 ($2212.50)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $159,000 ($1987.50)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($150.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($100.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $218,000 ($2725.00)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($50.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $98,000 ($1225.00)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($62.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $29,000 ($362.50)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $20,000 ($250.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($250.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $189,000 ($2362.50)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.33% ($20,208 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($33,200)


10.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  4.72% ($29,294 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($31,538)

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: 66.056931, Lon: -154.258414, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data


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