Kake, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 546 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.1%
Males: 298  (54.7%)
Females: 248  (45.3%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99830, 99833.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,712 (it was $39,643 in 2000)
Kake:

$35,712
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,888 (it was $17,411 in 2000)

Kake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,427 (it was $89,200 in 2000)
Kake:

$89,427
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,453; Detached houses: $154,564; Townhouses or other attached units: $234,911; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,600; Mobile homes: $68,799; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $6,789

Median gross rent in 2012: $398.

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  • American Indian alone - 380 (68.2%)
  • White alone - 94 (16.9%)
  • Two or more races - 64 (11.5%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.8%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kake: 109.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (9.7%), Irish (4.7%), French (4.3%), Norwegian (3.6%), Dutch (3.2%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 8.16 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (very low).

Kake, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Kake:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.2%
  • Unemployed: 24.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kake city:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kake, Alaska as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kake to the number of sex offenders is 556 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $115 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $108 (0.1%)

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

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

3.14
Alaska average:

1.84
Population change in the 1990s: +12 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)

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

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 the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 560.9 miles away from the city 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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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:

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.5%
(3.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)
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

Kake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kake, Alaska:

  • Keex' Kwaan Lodge, 538 Keku Rd, Kake, AK 99830 , Phone: (907) 785-3434, Fax: (907) 785-3126
  • Waterfront Lodge Inn, Silverspike Rd, Kake, AK 99830 , Phone: (907) 785-3472, Fax: (907) 785-3885
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kake, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (6%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.42%
Here: 38.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSalvation ArmyEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents22.5%22.4%16.6%8.6%6.9%
Congregations12.5%12.5%8.3%12.5%8.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents6.7%5.5%3.5%3.4%3.8%
Congregations12.5%4.2%8.3%8.3%12.5%
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: 5
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

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.
State:

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

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

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

25.4%
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
Financial Administration 2$6,241$37,4460$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$287
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 6$4,171
Police - Other 0$0 2$490
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,795
Sewerage 0$0 2$3,223
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,441
Electric Power 0$0 2$3,339
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 15$75,526$60,4212$4,714
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 6$21,736$43,4722$2,270
Totals for Government 23$103,503$54,00232$22,730

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $414,000 ($758.24)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,487,000 ($4554.95)
    Financial Administration: $322,000 ($589.74)
    General - Other: $177,000 ($324.18)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($146.52)
    Police Protection: $72,000 ($131.87)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($62.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($47.62)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($43.96)
    Health Services - Other: $20,000 ($36.63)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $18,000 ($32.97)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.83)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,000 ($32.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,851,000 ($3390.11)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $301,000 ($551.28)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $38,000 ($69.60)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $13,000 ($23.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $792,000 ($1450.55)
    All Other: $326,000 ($597.07)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $73,000 ($133.70)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($9.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,000 ($65.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,828,000 ($3347.99)
    General Support: $149,000 ($272.89)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $122,000 ($223.44)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.83)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $250,000 ($457.88)

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

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, 1975 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 926
Total average daily truck traffic: 87
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,360

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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:

4 (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)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3489X , Serial Number: 1159, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Claribel D Williams, Po Box 502, Kake, AK 99830
  • Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9034E , Serial Number: 6191C, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy W Moore, Po Box 597, Kake, AK 99830

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

Businesses in Kake, AK

  • True Value: 1

Kake on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #13 (99833) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
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