King Cove, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 923 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 650  (70.5%)
Females: 273  (29.5%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99612.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,230 (it was $45,893 in 2000)
King Cove:

$64,230
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,817 (it was $17,791 in 2000)

King Cove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,176 (it was $115,900 in 2000)
King Cove:

$118,176
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $130,010; Detached houses: $129,514; Mobile homes: $106,876

Median gross rent in 2013: $872.

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  • Races in King Cove, AK (2013)

    King Cove races chart
    • 35441.7%Asian alone
    • 25229.7%American Indian alone
    • 12014.2%Hispanic
    • 10412.3%White alone
    • 303.5%Black alone
    • 111.3%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in King Cove: 107.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.8%), English (2.5%), Irish (2.3%), Subsaharan African (2.1%), Swedish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 25.3 square miles.

Population density: 37 people per square mile   (very low).

King Cove, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in King Cove:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in King Cove city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

203 residents are foreign born (19.2% Asia, 6.4% Latin America).

This city:

25.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $10,329 (7.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $151,400
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 55.07 N, Longitude: 162.32 W

Area code: 907

King Cove household income distribution King Cove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +109 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (82%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Construction (1%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Manufacturing (52%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (58%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (3%)
  • Management occupations (1%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (1%)
  • Production occupations (39%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in King Cove, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

King Cove-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 641% 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 King Cove 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 the city center
On 5/14/1948 at 22:31:43, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 65.8 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
On 5/30/1991 at 13:17:41, a magnitude 7.0 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.8 MS, 7.0 MW, Depth: 17.6 mi) earthquake occurred 45.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
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

King Cove compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Alaska average:

10.4

King Cove travel time to work - commute King Cove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (98%)
  • Wood (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
Alaska:

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:
This county:

5.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
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 5$27,212$65,3090$0
Other Government Administration 5$20,886$50,12612$9,830
Police Protection - Officers 8$31,451$47,1770$0
Streets and Highways 9$38,760$51,6800$0
Water Transport and Terminals 5$17,720$42,5280$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,332$25,9926$7,239
Electric Power 5$24,421$58,6100$0
Totals for Government 39$164,782$50,70218$17,069

King Cove government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $997,000 ($1080.17)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $806,000 ($873.24)
    Electric Utilities: $433,000 ($469.12)
    Financial Administration: $416,000 ($450.70)
    Police Protection: $372,000 ($403.03)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $350,000 ($379.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $125,000 ($135.43)
    Water Utilities: $122,000 ($132.18)
    Health Services - Other: $110,000 ($119.18)
    Parks & Recreation: $86,000 ($93.17)
    Central Staff Services: $69,000 ($74.76)
    Fire Protection: $59,000 ($63.92)
    Sewerage: $40,000 ($43.34)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($20.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($8.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,554,000 ($1683.64)

King Cove government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $386,000 ($418.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $126,000 ($136.51)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($54.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $181,000 ($196.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $765,000 ($828.82)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($135.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $380,000 ($411.70)
    All Other: $250,000 ($270.86)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $649,000 ($703.14)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.17)

King Cove government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $370,000 ($400.87)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $162,000 ($175.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $718,000 ($777.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $152,000 ($164.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $718,000 ($777.90)
    Electric Utilities: $360,000 ($390.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $10,000 ($10.83)
    Other, NEC: $10,000 ($10.83)

King Cove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($75.84)

15.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.51%
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  1.74% ($30,462 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.74% ($26,077)


15.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.96%
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  3.06% ($38,435 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.39% ($29,444)

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
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • 320Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 392Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • King Cove (Lat: 55.049389 Lon: -162.304222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQIQ306
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J Groggins
    Registrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 N.W. 63rd - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • DAVID GOGGINS, 4.85 Miles S,Sw Of King Cove Airport (Lat: 55.049417 Lon: -162.304250), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE
  • David Goggins, 4.85 Miles S,Sw Of King Cove Airport (Lat: 55.049417 Lon: -162.304250), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVENUE

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: 03/16/2005, Expiration Date: 05/24/2015
    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: 03/16/2005, Expiration Date: 05/25/2015
    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:

3
  • Call Sign: KC8DXI, Licensee ID: L01107757
    Grant Date: 02/23/2006, Expiration Date: 05/21/2016
    Registrant: Jay S Guikema, #1 Rams Loop, King Cove, AK 99612
  • 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33641 , Serial Number: 28-7505161, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 03/04/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Nels Sr Wilson, Po Box 44, King Cove, AK 99612

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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

Businesses in King Cove, AK

  • True Value: 1

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