Karluk, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 37. Population change since 2000: +37.0%
Males: 15  (41.4%)
Females: 22  (58.6%)
Median resident age:  18.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99608

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,644 (it was $19,167 in 2000)
Karluk:

$41,644
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,523 (it was $13,736 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $161,030 (it was $187,500 in 2000)
Karluk:

$161,030
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $212,750; Detached houses: $212,750
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  • American Indian alone - 35 (94.6%)
  • White alone - 2 (5.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Karluk: 122.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Russian (20.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 57.7 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Karluk:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Karluk CDP:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 24.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 49.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Karluk, Alaska as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Karluk to the number of sex offenders is 19 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (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

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

5.8%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Utilities (36%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

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 slightly above Alaska state average. It is 592% 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 the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 336.2 miles away from Karluk 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 the city 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 12/6/1999 at 23:12:33, a magnitude 7.0 (6.8 MB, 7.0 MW, 7.0 ML, Depth: 41.0 mi) earthquake occurred 17.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.3%
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

Karluk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.61%
Here: 25.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents32.0%16.1%10.7%7.4%7.1%
Congregations5.0%20.0%5.0%10.0%5.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.1%4.9%3.4%2.3%9.0%
Congregations5.0%10.0%5.0%5.0%30.0%
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
Kodiak Island Borough:

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
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kodiak Island Borough:

26.6%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
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  0.89% ($47,745 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.28% ($35,200)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($23,692)


10.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($828 average AGI)
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.24%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.63% ($35,368 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.28% ($28,933)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.26% ($54,643)

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 Private 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:

6
  • 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: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015
    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: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 07/06/2015
    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: 2.18340 MHz, 2.42340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 2.47540 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 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: 156.350 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.450 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9486G , Serial Number: U20601686, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1971
    Registrant (Government): Karluk Ira Tribal Council, Po Box 22, Karluk, AK 99608

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