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 2012: $53,418 (it was $43,068 in 2000)
Kachemak:

$53,418
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,293 (it was $21,030 in 2000)

Kachemak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $242,949 (it was $134,400 in 2000)
Kachemak:

$242,949
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $423,145; Detached houses: $451,832; Mobile homes: $182,169

Median gross rent in 2009: $590.

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Kachemak races chart
  • White alone - 428 (90.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (4.0%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (1.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kachemak: 222.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.8%), Irish (19.9%), English (15.6%), Polish (6.6%), Swedish (6.0%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.61 square miles.

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

Kachemak, Alaska map

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

For population 15 years and over in Kachemak city:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

19 residents are foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:  3.8%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,688 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,107 (0.4%)

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

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

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+17.8%).
Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Kachemak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kachemak, Alaska

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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 Kachemak 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 Kachemak 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)

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.8%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 82.4% for two or more races residents)
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
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

Kachemak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2009

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2009

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kachemak city (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%
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 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $45,000 ($95.34)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($91.10)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($74.15)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($69.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($14.83)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($23.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($44.49)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $48,000 ($101.69)
    All Other: $43,000 ($91.10)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $32,000 ($67.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($59.32)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($55.08)

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

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

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 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: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, 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: 9072973130, Lphillip@acsalaska.Com, 600 TELEPHONE AVE
  • 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: 4256435000, Eric.Wills@wacorp.Net, 16689 SE 59TH STREET
  • 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: 5203605225, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com
  • 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: 5203605225, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com
  • 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: 5203605225, Gary.Rose@tbcradio.Com

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: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/2003, Expiration Date: 05/20/2013
    Registrant: Philemon D Morris, Homer, AK 99603

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists"
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  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
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  • #13 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #73 (99603) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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