Kiana, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 369 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 190  (51.7%)
Females: 179  (48.3%)
Median resident age:  26.9 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99749.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,370 (it was $39,688 in 2000)
Kiana:

$42,370
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,505 (it was $11,534 in 2000)

Kiana city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $152,891 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Kiana:

$152,891
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $180,411; Detached houses: $183,238; Mobile homes: $74,420

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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Kiana races chart
  • American Indian alone - 325 (90.0%)
  • White alone - 24 (6.6%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kiana: 110.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Scottish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,530 people per square mile   (low).

Kiana, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Kiana:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kiana city:

  • Never married: 50.9%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 6.2%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kiana, Alaska as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kiana to the number of sex offenders is 75 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $113 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (512.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2826.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Noorvik, AK (4.3 miles ), Selawik, AK (5.3 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (7.7 miles ), Ambler, AK (8.4 miles ), Buckland, AK (8.4 miles ), Noatak, AK (8.9 miles ), Deering, AK (9.4 miles) , Shungnak, AK (9.5 miles ).

Latitude: 66.97 N, Longitude: 160.43 W

Area code: 907

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

16.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+31.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12%)
  • Top executives (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Kiana, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kiana-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 262% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 339.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 563.9 miles away from Kiana center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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) earthquake occurred 436.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 219.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 290.7 miles away from Kiana center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 116.6 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 Kiana:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kiana:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 384 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 511 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 512 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1827 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1831 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1845 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1852 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kiana:

  • Kiana School (Students: 102; Location: 190 CASANOFF ST.; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Kiana Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northwest Arctic 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 Kiana and their reported violations in the past:

KIANA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 455, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JUN-01-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-21-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-14-2014 to MAR-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 16 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.6%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.4% for American Indian residents, 82.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kiana compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kiana city (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.14%
Here: 39.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameFriends (Quakers)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents52.6%24.8%13.8%3.5%5.2%
Congregations50.0%6.3%12.5%6.3%25.0%
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
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 3$6,062$24,2480$0
Other Government Administration 2$5,666$33,9960$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$790
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$2,655
Other and Unallocable 1$1,355$16,2602$651
Totals for Government 6$13,083$26,1665$4,096

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $518,000 ($1403.79)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($216.80)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($181.57)
    Electric Utilities: $60,000 ($162.60)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($92.14)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($73.17)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($67.75)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($27.10)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($18.97)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.71)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $588,000 ($1593.50)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $580,000 ($1571.82)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($189.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($24.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($81.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $44,000 ($119.24)
    All Other: $4,000 ($10.84)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($94.85)

8.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
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  2.32% ($39,511 average AGI)


8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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  2.77% ($52,093 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.98% ($45,947)
to Nome Census Area, AK  0.82% ($36,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kiana:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kiana:

  • K09RW (Channel 9; KIANA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IG (Channel 4; KIANA, AK; Owner: CITY OF KIANA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Kiana Central Office, Downtown Kiana (Lat: 66.973472 Lon: -160.430333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas A Neal
    Registrant: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, 50 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 340-8899, Fax: (612) 340-2868, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Kiana Health Clinic (Lat: 66.973722 Lon: -160.439528), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Kiana Health Clinic (Lat: 66.973722 Lon: -160.439528), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Ben Phillips, Kiana Central Office, Downtown Kiana (Lat: 66.973472 Lon: -160.430333), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY
  • Ben Phillips, Kiana Central Office, Downtown Kiana (Lat: 66.973472 Lon: -160.430333), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Kiana Airport (Lat: 67.974389 Lon: -160.425444), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WZQ6
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.600 MHz, 131.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kiana)
Most common last names in Kiana, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Atoruk659.5 years
Black677.5 years
Johnson452.4 years
Gooden371.0 years
Jackson378.4 years
Smith378.7 years
Barr249.9 years
Outwater281.0 years
Schuerch272.6 years
Wells273.0 years

Kiana on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers"
  • #96 (99749) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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