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Northwest Arctic Borough

Population in 2012: 375 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 

Males: 199  (53.2%)
Females: 176  (46.8%)

Median resident age:  26.9 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 99749.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $51,596 (it was $39,688 in 2000)
Kiana:

$51,596
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,026

Kiana city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $147,278 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Kiana:

$147,278
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $180,411; Detached houses: $183,238; Mobile homes: $74,420

Median gross rent in 2011: $792.

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  • 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: 110.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Scottish (2.4%), German (1.2%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 1555 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kiana:

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 32.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kiana city:

  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 3.6%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kiana, Alaska as of April 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kiana to the number of sex offenders is 80 to 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 July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +92 (+31.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (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%)

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Earthquake activity:

Kiana-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/2008 at 14:30:13, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.9 MW, 4.7 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/16/1993 at 17:57:15, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.8 MS, Depth: 25.0 mi) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from Kiana center
On 10/11/2008 at 16:52:35, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/2008 at 14:23:30, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 87.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/2007 at 11:05:03, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 3.8 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from Kiana center
On 11/27/1995 at 19:05:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.4 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 19.4 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northwest Arctic Borough County (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Political contributions by individuals in Kiana, AK

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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 512 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1827 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1831 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1853 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1880 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1888 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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 County 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: 385, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2004)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 119 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 29.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 94.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kiana, AK

Kiana compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Kiana travel time to work - commute


Kiana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (93%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,242$14,9041$1,584
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$3,884
Streets and Highways 1$1,186$14,2320$0
Sewerage 2$4,294$25,7640$0
Water Supply 1$1,726$20,7120$0
Electric Power 1$1,690$20,2800$0
Totals for Government 6$10,138$20,2766$5,468

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $518,000 ($1381.33)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($213.33)
    Financial Administration: $67,000 ($178.67)
    Electric Utilities: $60,000 ($160.00)
    Water Utilities: $34,000 ($90.67)
    Central Staff Services: $27,000 ($72.00)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($26.67)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($18.67)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($5.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($2.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $588,000 ($1568.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $580,000 ($1546.67)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($186.67)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($24.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($80.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $44,000 ($117.33)
    All Other: $4,000 ($10.67)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($93.33)

7.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.20% ($30,488 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.59% ($26,182)


8.44% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,453 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.81% ($34,491 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.58% ($58,273)

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

    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

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