Kachemak, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 472.
Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 226  (47.9%)
Females: 246  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Alaska median age:

35.3 years

Zip codes: 99603.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,115 (it was $43,068 in 2000)
Kachemak:

$61,115
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,760 (it was $21,030 in 2000)

Kachemak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $267,137 (it was $134,400 in 2000)
Kachemak:

$267,137
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $260,901; detached houses: $270,005; townhouses or other attached units: $276,170; in 2-unit structures: $260,188; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,294; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,558; mobile homes: $43,725; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $585,979
March 2019 cost of living index in Kachemak: 113.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Kachemak, AK (2010)
    • 42890.7%White alone
    • 194.0%American Indian alone
    • 102.1%Hispanic
    • 91.9%Two or more races
    • 61.3%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: English (17.9%), German (17.4%), Irish (9.7%), Scottish (7.4%), United States (6.5%), French (5.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

Population density: 293 people per square mile   (very low).

Kachemak, Alaska map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Kachemak city:

0.8% ($1,098)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (119.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2314.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Miller Landing, AK (0.8 miles),
Homer, AK (2.0 miles ),
Diamond Ridge, AK (2.2 miles ),
Fritz Creek, AK (2.7 miles ),
Halibut Cove, AK (2.9 miles),
Nikolaevsk, AK (3.6 miles ),
Anchor Point, AK (3.7 miles ),
Seldovia Village, AK (3.9 miles)

Latitude: 59.67 N, Longitude: 151.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Kachemak, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+17.8%).
Most common industries in Kachemak, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.5%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.3%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Utilities (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Kachemak, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.2%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Kachemak, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kachemak-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 785% 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 160.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 193.5 miles away from the city 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 293.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 299.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 214.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 197.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Kachemak topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kachemak:

  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL LTC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HOMER, AK)
  • SOUTH PENINSULA HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HOMER, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kachemak:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 119 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 119 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 377 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1374 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1378 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1379 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1398 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kachemak:

  • KACHEMAK SELO SCHOOL (Location: 44032 MILTON RD, Grades: PK-12)

Points of interest:

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Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
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: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This city:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.0%
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
3 people in other group homes in 2000
2 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Kachemak:

Marital status in Kachemak, AK
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kachemak:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Alaska average:

10.8

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kachemak, 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
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

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.
State:

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

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

6.7%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

60.9%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

64.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kachemak:

19.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kachemak:

10.0%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

38.9%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

66.3%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

84.8%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kachemak, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$2,870
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,870

Kachemak government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $141,000 ($298.73)
    Sewerage: $94,000 ($199.15)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($146.19)
    General - Other: $45,000 ($95.34)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($91.10)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($74.15)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($69.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($14.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($23.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,000 ($72.03)

Kachemak government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $93,000 ($197.03)
    Other: $43,000 ($91.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($67.80)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($4.24)
    Rents: $2,000 ($4.24)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $166,000 ($351.69)
    General Support: $28,000 ($59.32)
  • Tax - Property: $67,000 ($141.95)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Other: $184,000 ($389.83)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other - Other: $144,000 ($305.08)
    Retired Unspecified - Other - Other: $40,000 ($84.75)

Kachemak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $857,000 ($1815.68)

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 Kachemak:

  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kachemak:

  • K285DU (104.9 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K237CL (95.3 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS INC)
  • K243AH (96.5 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K292ED (106.3 FM; KACHEMAK CITY, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMM., INC.)
  • K290AA (105.9 FM; SELDOVIA, AK; Owner: TURQUOISE BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • K296BH (107.1 FM; ANCHOR POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KWVV-FM (103.5 FM; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kachemak:

  • K51AF (Channel 51; ANCHOR POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • In The Sw 1/4 Of The Sw 1/4 Of Section 2 (Lat: 59.680389 Lon: -151.458472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 27.1 m, Call Sign: KNKQ398
    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: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: Telecommunications Law Professionals Pllc, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Nw Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 789-3120, Fax: (202) 789-3112, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Wesley E Carson, In The Sw 1/4 Of The Sw 1/4 Of Section 2 (Lat: 59.680389 Lon: -151.458472), Type: 27.1, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: Acs Wireless, Lphillip@acsalaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 297-3130
  • Ruth A Sandstrom, In The Sw 1/4 Of The Sw 1/4 Of Section 2 (Lat: 59.680389 Lon: -151.458472), Type: 27.1, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: Wireless Applications Corp, Eric.Wills@wacorp.Net, , Belle-vue, Phone: (425) 643-5000
  • GARY A ROSE, Glacier View Street, 1200 Feet North Of East End Road (Lat: 59.678889 Lon: -151.424722), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: Turquoise Broadcasting Company LLC, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com, , 64125 Tucso-n, Phone: (520) 360-5225
  • GARY A ROSE, Glacier View Street, 1200 Feet North Of East End Road (Lat: 59.678889 Lon: -151.424722), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: Turquoise Broadcasting Company LLC, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com, , 64125 Tucso-n, Phone: (520) 360-5225
  • GARY A ROSE, Glacier View Street, 1200 Feet North Of East End Road (Lat: 59.678889 Lon: -151.424722), Type: 15.0, Structure height: 02122 m, Overall height: 15 m, Registrant: Turquoise Broadcasting Company LLC, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com, , 64125 Tucso-n, Phone: (520) 360-5225

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 41365 Mc Lay Rd (Lat: 59.673000 Lon: -151.430750), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KIY862, Licensee ID: L00009146,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.450 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2003, Expiration Date: 05/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2013, Registrant: Philemon D Morris, Homer, AK 99603

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kachemak, AK
  • 68.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 4.3%Coal or coke
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.4%Solar energy
  • 1.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kachemak, AK
  • 48.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.0%Electricity
  • 16.0%Wood


Kachemak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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