Karluk, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 37.
Population change since 2000: +37.0%
Males: 18  (50.0%)
Females: 19  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

52.2 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99608

Estimated median household income in 2019: $29,269 (it was $19,167 in 2000)
Karluk:

$29,269
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,514 (it was $13,736 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $119,801 (it was $187,500 in 2000)
Karluk:

$119,801
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $134,466; detached houses: $131,963
March 2019 cost of living index in Karluk: 105.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 41.4%
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  • Races in Karluk, AK (2019)
    • 2692.9%American Indian alone
    • 310.7%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Karluk, Alaska as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Karluk is 23 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 57.7 square miles.

Population density: 0.6 people per square mile   (very low).

Karluk, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $235 (0.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (297.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2327.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Larsen Bay, AK (3.8 miles),
Akhiok, AK (6.7 miles),
Old Harbor, AK (6.9 miles ),
Port Lions, AK (7.6 miles ),
Aleneva, AK (7.9 miles),
Womens Bay, AK (8.2 miles ),
Kodiak Station, AK (8.3 miles ),
Ouzinkie, AK (8.5 miles )

Latitude: 57.58 N, Longitude: 154.36 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Karluk, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Karluk, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.1%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Karluk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Karluk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 4363% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Karluk center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 336.2 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from Karluk center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from Karluk center
On 1/23/2018 at 09:31:40, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)
Karluk topographic map

Airports located in Karluk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Karluk:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 297 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 297 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 548 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1433 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1437 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1440 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1459 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Karluk:

  • KARLUK SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Karluk: Native Village of Karluk Fire Department / Karluk Health Clinic First Responders (A), Kodiak Area Native Association Karluk Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Karluk Lagoon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Shasta Creek (A), Karluk River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kodiak Island Borough 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 Karluk and their reported violations in the past:

KARLUK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 52, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-02-2011 to DEC-31-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-02-2011 to DEC-31-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-02-2011 to DEC-31-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 9 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

3.1 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

83.3%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

16.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Karluk:

Marital status in Karluk, AK
  • Never married: 40.6%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 24.7%

For population 25 years and over in Karluk:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Karluk, AK (based on Kodiak Island Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox1,39910
Evangelical Protestant1,23916
Catholic5001
Other4634
Mainline Protestant2173
None9,774-
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
Here:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Kodiak Island Borough:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kodiak Island Borough:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kodiak Island Borough:

26.6%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Karluk:

39.0%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Karluk:

16.5%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Karluk:

15.1%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.3
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Karluk:

33.8%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.4%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Karluk, AK Residents

9.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
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  0.59% ($31,303 average AGI)


11.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.43%
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  1.84% ($49,362 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,174)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($78,091)

Strongest AM radio stations in Karluk:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KVOK (560 AM; 1 kW; KODIAK, AK; Owner: KODIAK ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Karluk:

  • K269AX (101.7 FM; KARLUK, AK; Owner: KODIAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Karluk:

  • K09QK (Channel 9; KARLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LS (Channel 4; KARLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Camp Island Karluk Lake Kodiak Island (Lat: 57.365361 Lon: -154.008972), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQF467, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.23140 MHz, 4.56140 MHz, 5.19640 MHz, 7.48140 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 03/08/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/13/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 486-4791
  • Lat: 57.499278 Lon: -154.502333, Call Sign: WPCE555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 150.980 MHz, 154.585 MHz, 154.585 MHz, 158.445 MHz, 158.445 MHz, 159.480 MHz, 159.480 MHz, 159.585 MHz, 159.585 MHz, 159.705 MHz... (+17 more), Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023, Registrant: Cook Inlet Spill Prevention And Response, Inc, 51377 Kenai Spur Highway, Nikiski, AK 99635, Phone: (907) 776-5129, Fax: (907) 776-2190, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7
  • Fish & Game Office Karluk Lake (Lat: 57.365361 Lon: -154.008972), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KWD49, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.42340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1245, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562
  • Frazier Lake 30 Mi Se (Lat: 57.215889 Lon: -154.102306), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KXQ52, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.34140 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, Grant Date: 06/22/1993, Expiration Date: 06/03/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Camp Island Karluk Lake Kodiak Island (Lat: 57.365361 Lon: -154.008972), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KYV43, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22840 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/2015, Expiration Date: 07/06/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507-1245, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562
  • Lat: 57.565111 Lon: -154.385083, Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WBS53, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.47540 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 2.42340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/1994, Expiration Date: 03/31/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Frazier Lake 30 Mi Se (Lat: 57.215889 Lon: -154.102306), Call Sign: WDT89, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 10/16/2022, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Karluk Lagoon (Lat: 57.565111 Lon: -154.385083), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHU945, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 6.22840 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 156.850 MHz, Grant Date: 02/17/1994, Expiration Date: 03/31/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • 1.1 Km S/Se Of Paky In Karluk, Alaska (Lat: 57.572389 Lon: -154.455806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WRKR486,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2021, Expiration Date: 02/02/2031, Certifier: Bryan Hinderberger, Registrant: Marine Exchange Of Alaska, 1050 Harbor Way, Juneau, AK 99801, Phone: (907) 463-4292, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Karluk, AK
  • 64.7%Wood
  • 35.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Karluk compared to Alaska state average:

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