King Cove, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 1,000 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +26.3%
Males: 592  (59.2%)
Females: 408  (40.8%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99612.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,176 (it was $45,893 in 2000)
King Cove:

$71,176
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,931 (it was $17,791 in 2000)

King Cove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,833 (it was $115,900 in 2000)
King Cove:

$125,833
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $174,962; detached houses: $176,484; mobile homes: $142,518

Median gross rent in 2019: $891.

March 2019 cost of living index in King Cove: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for American Indian residents, 7.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in King Cove, AK (2019)
    • 68860.5%American Indian alone
    • 22820.0%Asian alone
    • 978.5%White alone
    • 756.6%Hispanic
    • 706.2%Two or more races
    • 151.3%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (3.4%), Czech (1.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

King Cove, Alaska map

289 residents are foreign born (13.4% Asia, 4.0% Latin America).

This city:

25.4%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $11,828 (10.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $256 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (622.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2544.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Cold Bay, AK (4.3 miles),
False Pass, AK (6.8 miles),
Sand Point, AK (8.6 miles ),
Nelson Lagoon, AK (8.8 miles),
Ivanof Bay, AK (11.2 miles),
Perryville, AK (11.7 miles),
Akutan, AK (12.4 miles ),
Chignik Lake, AK (12.7 miles)

Latitude: 55.07 N, Longitude: 162.32 W

Area code: 907

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

5.5%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in King Cove, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (58.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Health care (2.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (71.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (8.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Construction (2.3%)
  • Utilities (1.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (0.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (32.5%)
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
Most common occupations in King Cove, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (21.6%)
  • Food processing workers (17.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (24.7%)
  • Food processing workers (21.4%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (11.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.9%)
  • Food processing workers (10.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)

Average climate in King Cove, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

King Cove-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/1/1946 at 12:28:56, a magnitude 8.1 (8.1 UK) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from the city center, causing $25,000,000 total damage
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 106.4 miles away from King Cove center
On 5/14/1948 at 22:31:43, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from King Cove center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1957 at 14:21:13, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 165.9 miles away from King Cove center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)
King Cove topographic map

Airports located in King Cove:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to King Cove:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 621 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 621 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 839 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1716 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1728 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1730 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1747 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in King Cove:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in King Cove: King Cove Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (A), Eastern Aleutian Tribes King Cove Medical Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Delta Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Aleutians East Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

13.3%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
438 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
299 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

For population 15 years and over in King Cove:

Marital status in King Cove, AK
  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in King Cove:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - King Cove

Religion statistics for King Cove, AK (based on Aleutians East Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox5994
Evangelical Protestant1344
Other8-
None2,400-
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
Aleutians East Borough:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

5.4%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
King Cove:

12.3%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.4%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
King Cove:

82.3%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of King Cove, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 7$38,004$65,1500$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$30,837$61,6740$0
Electric Power 4$23,944$71,8320$0
Water Transport and Terminals 4$17,375$52,1250$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,477$61,43113$11,997
Financial Administration 4$26,680$80,0400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,248$50,9766$8,836
Totals for Government 30$161,565$64,62619$20,833

King Cove government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,039,000 ($1039.00)
    Regular Highways: $282,000 ($282.00)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($35.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $30,000 ($30.00)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($6.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $785,000 ($785.00)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($540.00)
    Regular Highways: $445,000 ($445.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $445,000 ($445.00)
    Police Protection: $411,000 ($411.00)
    Water Utilities: $261,000 ($261.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000 ($205.00)
    Financial Administration: $178,000 ($178.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($144.00)
    Natural Resources - Other: $132,000 ($132.00)
    General - Other: $126,000 ($126.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($109.00)
    Sewerage: $62,000 ($62.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($22.00)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($7.00)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($94.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($49.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($43.00)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($33.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $31,000 ($31.00)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($26.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($16.00)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($4.00)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($50.00)

King Cove government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $386,000 ($386.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($109.00)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($66.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($46.00)
    Other: $31,000 ($31.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $65,000 ($65.00)
    Other: $10,000 ($10.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $490,000 ($490.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($12.00)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($2.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,179,000 ($1179.00)
    Water Utilities: $361,000 ($361.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $526,000 ($526.00)
    General Local Government Support: $513,000 ($513.00)
    Other: $115,000 ($115.00)
    Highways: $77,000 ($77.00)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($10.00)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($2.00)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,747,000 ($1747.00)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $100,000 ($100.00)

King Cove government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,290,000 ($4290.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,040,000 ($4040.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,000 ($250.00)

King Cove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,528,000 ($1528.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $275,000 ($275.00)

11.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.65%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

15.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.03%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Businesses in King Cove, AK

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in King Cove:

  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • 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)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in King Cove:

  • K201DA (88.1 FM; KING COVE, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around King Cove:

  • K09QW (Channel 9; KING COVE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04HR (Channel 4; KING COVE, AK; Owner: KING COVE SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.2mTotal length
  • 400Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 500Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in King Cove)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 12 Peter Pan Drive, Aleutian East Borough (Lat: 55.061611 Lon: -162.322278), Call Sign: KNKO945,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.540 MHz, Expiration Date: 11/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 10/26/1999, Registrant: Gte Service Corporation, 1850 M Street N.W. Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 463-5295

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Peter Pan Dock (Lat: 55.060250 Lon: -162.318694), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KFN424, Licensee ID: L00009483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 157.025 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 03/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/24/2025, Registrant: Peter Pan Communications Inc, 1000 Denny Bldg, Seattle, WA 98121, Phone: (206) 727-7240, Email:
  • Peter Pan Dock (Lat: 55.060250 Lon: -162.318694), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KWA53, Licensee ID: L00009483,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.00440 MHz, 2.11640 MHz, 2.42040 MHz, 2.48340 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 3.25940 MHz, 3.26240 MHz, 4.36740 MHz, 4.37040 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 03/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/25/2025, Registrant: Peter Pan Communications Inc, 1000 Denny Bldg, Seattle, WA 98121, Phone: (206) 727-7240, Email:
  • King Cove Boat Harbor (Lat: 55.029139 Lon: -162.192000), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQX653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/12/2000, Expiration Date: 08/10/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/25/2006, Registrant: King Cove Boat Harbor, King Cove, AK 99612, Phone: (907) 497-2340, Fax: (907) 497-2594, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WL7COB, Licensee ID: L00190293, Grant Date: 03/18/1997, Expiration Date: 04/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2000, Registrant: Mark M Lapinskas, King Cove, AK 99612
  • Call Sign: WL7MR, Grant Date: 03/22/1994, Expiration Date: 03/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2006, Registrant: Gregory G Moser, King Cove, AK 99612

Most common first names in King Cove, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George262.5 years
Harry274.0 years
Henry272.5 years
Maggie274.5 years
Mary258.5 years
Most common last names in King Cove, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kuzakin766.9 years
Kenezuroff371.0 years
Larsen366.0 years
Mack357.7 years
Samuelson368.7 years
Smith373.3 years
Galeshoff263.5 years
Hansen282.5 years
Hoff265.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in King Cove, AK
  • 96.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in King Cove, AK
  • 83.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood


King Cove compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above 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 below state average.

King Cove on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Philippines (population 500+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Eastern Asia (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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