Kaktovik, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 247 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.7%
 
Males: 151  (61.3%)
Females: 96  (38.7%)
Median resident age:  26.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99747.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,173 (it was $55,625 in 2000)
Kaktovik:

$48,173
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,499 (it was $22,031 in 2000)

Kaktovik city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,970 (it was $121,900 in 2000)
Kaktovik:

$115,970
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $139,007; Detached houses: $136,106

Median gross rent in 2013: $699.

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  • Races in Kaktovik, AK (2010)

    Kaktovik races chart
    • 21288.7%American Indian alone
    • 2410.0%White alone
    • 31.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kaktovik: 107.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (2.4%), German (1.4%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1971

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 313 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kaktovik:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kaktovik city:

  • Never married: 66.0%
  • Now married: 22.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

25 residents are foreign born (8.5% North America).

This city:

8.5%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kaktovik, Alaska as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kaktovik to the number of sex offenders is 49 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,872 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,369 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (642.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2668.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Prudhoe Bay, AK (11.0 miles) , Arctic Village, AK (12.1 miles) , Alpine, AK (13.2 miles) , Nuiqsut, AK (13.2 miles ), Venetie, AK (15.0 miles ), Chalkyitsik, AK (15.5 miles) , Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (15.6 miles ), Wiseman, AK (15.7 miles) .

Latitude: 70.13 N, Longitude: 143.62 W

Area code: 907

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

5.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +67 (+29.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (32%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Public administration (32%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Utilities (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Kaktovik, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kaktovik, Alaska average temperatures Kaktovik, Alaska average precipitation

Earthquake activity:

Kaktovik-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 469.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 467.8 miles away from Kaktovik center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/1995 at 08:20:55, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 21.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/20/2006 at 01:39:58, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 5.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.1 miles away from Kaktovik center
On 4/28/2007 at 05:20:30, a magnitude 4.9 (4.6 MB, 4.9 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Kaktovik:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kaktovik:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 382 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 643 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 643 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1632 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1636 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1659 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 1666 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

Public high school in Kaktovik:

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Notable locations in Kaktovik: Kaktovik Tom Gordon Health Clinic - North Slope Borough (A), North Slope Borough Fire Department Kaktovik Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Kaktovik Waldo Arms Hotel & Restaurant (5999 Fairbanks Street Suite STE).

North Slope Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
(17.9% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.3 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  12.5%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
2 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (95%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Electricity (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kaktovik city (based on North Slope Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
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 7$750
Totals for Government 0$0 7$750

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $262,000 ($1060.73)
    Central Staff Services: $102,000 ($412.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($190.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($194.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,000 ($20.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $260,000 ($1052.63)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $525,000 ($2125.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($72.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($89.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($36.44)
    Property Sale Other: $6,000 ($24.29)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($20.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $32,000 ($129.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $800,000 ($3238.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $700,000 ($2834.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $100,000 ($404.86)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $225,000 ($910.93)

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alaska average:

8.83%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kaktovik:

  • 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)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kaktovik:

  • K201AH (88.1 FM; KAKTOVIK, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kaktovik:

  • K09QY (Channel 9; KAKTOVIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IU (Channel 4; KAKTOVIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Station (Lat: 70.166778 Lon: -143.778361), Call Sign: KNDQ429, Licensee ID: L00013694
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.445 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2002
    Registrant: North Slope, Borough Of, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: (907) 852-0311

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 4th St S (Lat: 70.126472 Lon: -143.621667), Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPNJ858
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/17/1998, Expiration Date: 02/17/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2003
    Registrant: Phone: (202) 434-4100

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 4th Street South (No Number) (Lat: 70.126472 Lon: -143.621667), Call Sign: KNKK331
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2005
    Registrant: Keller & Heckman, LLP, 1001 G. Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • End Of 4th St (Lat: 70.126389 Lon: -143.621667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQFD597
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, Email:
  • End Of 4th St (Lat: 70.126389 Lon: -143.621667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQFN985
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KL0IZ
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: Fred N Tagarook, Kaktovik, AK 99747
  • Call Sign: KL0JI
    Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009
    Registrant: Vincent T Nageak Jr, Kaktovik, AK 99747
  • Call Sign: NL7BE, Licensee ID: L00422940
    Grant Date: 12/21/2011, Expiration Date: 02/18/2022, Certifier: Fenton O Rexford
    Registrant: Fenton O Rexford, Kaktovik, AK 99747

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7376K , Serial Number: 20-285, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1957
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert J Thompson, Po Box 35, Kaktovik, AK 99747, Other Owners: Jane K Thompson
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83278 , Serial Number: 18-7709047, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Mkt LLC, Po Box 67, Kaktovik, AK 99747

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

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  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
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