Kake, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 569 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.9%
Males: 316  (55.6%)
Females: 253  (44.4%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99830, 99833.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,255 (it was $39,643 in 2000)
Kake:

$56,255
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,295 (it was $17,411 in 2000)

Kake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,296 (it was $89,200 in 2000)
Kake:

$177,296
AK:

$273,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $870.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kake: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.4%
(34.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kake, AK (2017)
    • 43168.5%American Indian alone
    • 11217.8%White alone
    • 7812.4%Two or more races
    • 132.1%Asian alone
    • 71.1%Hispanic
    • 20.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Kake, Alaska as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kake is 316 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 5 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Alaska average:

1.89
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Ancestries: Canadian (1.6%), European (1.6%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 8.16 square miles.

Population density: 70 people per square mile   (very low).

Kake, Alaska map

14 residents are foreign born (1.4% North America, 1.1% Asia).

This city:

2.2%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $226 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (631.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1743.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kupreanof, AK (6.1 miles),
Hobart Bay, AK (6.2 miles),
Petersburg, AK (6.3 miles ),
Angoon, AK (6.6 miles ),
Point Baker, AK (6.7 miles),
Port Protection, AK (6.8 miles),
Sitka city and borough, AK (7.3 miles ),
Port Alexander, AK (7.6 miles)

Latitude: 56.97 N, Longitude: 133.93 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Kake, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kake, AK in 2017
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Kake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.7%)
  • Construction (13.7%)
  • Public administration (12.9%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.3%)
  • Construction (20.9%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (20.0%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Kake, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (10.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)

Average climate in Kake, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Kake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 135.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Kake center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Kake center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 560.9 miles away from Kake center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 343.3 miles away from Kake 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 331.4 miles away from Kake center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Kake topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Kake:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kake:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 634 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 635 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 715 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 739 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 742 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 755 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 764 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kake:

See full list of schools located in Kake

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kake: Kake Volunteer Fire Department (A), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Kake Health Center (B), Kake Cannery (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Small Point White Creek (A), Gunnuk Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Keex' Kwaan Lodge Restaurant (538 Keku Road) (1), Nuggett Inn (Po Box 566) (2), Waterfront Lodge KAKE (Po Box 222) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wrangell-Petersburg 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 Kake and their reported violations in the past:

KAKE MUNICIPAL WATER (Population served: 415, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 31 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (FEB-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 35 regular monitoring violations
  • 122 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.9%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.1%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Kake:

Marital status in Kake, AK
  • Never married: 35.6%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Kake:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 24.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kake
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kake, AK (based on Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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: 5
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

25.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kake:

49.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kake:

46.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Kake:

29.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Kake:

22.5%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kake:

10.3%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kake:

38.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Kake:

54.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Kake:

81.5%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kake, AK Residents
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
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 14$66,369$56,8884$3,188
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 7$20,906$35,8391$966
Financial Administration 1$3,899$46,7880$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$178
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 4$2,586
Police - Other 0$0 1$304
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,113
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,998
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,513
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 1$2,070
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 22$91,174$49,73122$13,916

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

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $27,000 ($47.45)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,676,000 ($4702.99)
    Police Protection: $429,000 ($753.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $418,000 ($734.62)
    Liquor Stores: $319,000 ($560.63)
    Financial Administration: $290,000 ($509.67)
    Regular Highways: $161,000 ($282.95)
    Water Utilities: $160,000 ($281.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($56.24)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($50.97)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $24,000 ($42.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $852,000 ($1497.36)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000 ($427.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,429,000 ($6026.36)

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

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $89,000 ($156.41)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $42,000 ($73.81)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $22,000 ($38.66)
    Other: $12,000 ($21.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $720,000 ($1265.38)
    Natural Resources: $278,000 ($488.58)
    General Local Government Support: $96,000 ($168.72)
    Other: $6,000 ($10.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $68,000 ($119.51)
    General Revenue - Other: $46,000 ($80.84)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.51)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $481,000 ($845.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,900,000 ($3339.19)
    Other: $1,423,000 ($2500.88)
    General Local Government Support: $189,000 ($332.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000 ($135.33)
  • Tax - Property: $252,000 ($442.88)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $180,000 ($316.34)
    Other License: $2,000 ($3.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $866,000 ($1521.97)

Businesses in Kake, AK

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kake:

  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST 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)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kake:

  • K296CX (107.1 FM; KAKE, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K278AC (103.5 FM; KAKE, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kake:

  • K09QP (Channel 9; KAKE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02IT (Channel 2; KAKE, AK; Owner: KAKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • K77CN (Channel 13; KAKE, AK; Owner: ROCKSPRINGS-CANYON TV CO., INC.)
  • K12NR (Channel 12; KAKE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Kake fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 1976 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1975 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.6mTotal length
  • 1,269Total average daily traffic
  • 102Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,660Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Labouchere Bay (Lat: 56.973278 Lon: -133.945611), Call Sign: WFV890, Licensee ID: L00038411,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.700 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/1999, Expiration Date: 06/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2001, Registrant: Ketchikan Pulp Company, Ketchikan, AK 99901, Phone: (907) 225-2151

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB7TYK, Licensee ID: L00555948, Grant Date: 10/17/2017, Expiration Date: 12/16/2027, Registrant: Alan K Hunter, 470 Raven Way, Kake, AK 99830

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kake, Alaska:

  • Keex' Kwaan Lodge, 538 Keku Rd, Kake, Alaska 99830 , Phone: (907) 785-3434, Fax: (907) 785-3126
  • Waterfront Lodge Inn, Silverspike Rd, Kake, Alaska 99830 , Phone: (907) 785-3472, Fax: (907) 785-3885
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kake, Alaska
Most common first names in Kake, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John383.7 years
Paul383.7 years
Chester280.1 years
Fannie280.0 years
Frank289.0 years
Daniel251.4 years
Charles264.5 years
Benjamin247.0 years
Edward251.5 years
Katherine254.5 years
Most common last names in Kake, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson1472.2 years
Bean675.5 years
Thomas674.7 years
Williams671.7 years
Kadake568.4 years
James586.4 years
Davis479.7 years
Austin469.5 years
Johnson479.7 years
Martin458.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kake, AK
  • 60.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 3.3%Other fuel
  • 1.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kake, AK
  • 57.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.9%Wood
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Electricity


Kake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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