Kipnuk, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 639. Population change since 2000: -0.8%
Males: 312  (48.9%)
Females: 327  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  21.9 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99614.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,913 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Kipnuk:

$35,913
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,465 (it was $8,589 in 2000)

Kipnuk CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,299 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Kipnuk:

$95,299
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $121,466; Detached houses: $121,466

Median gross rent in 2012: $910.

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Kipnuk races chart
  • American Indian alone - 624 (97.7%)
  • White alone - 13 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kipnuk: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.9%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Kipnuk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Kipnuk:

  • High school or higher: 80.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 34.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kipnuk CDP:

  • Never married: 46.3%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 5.1%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Kipnuk, Alaska as of March 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kipnuk to the number of sex offenders is 91 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (492.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2711.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chefornak, AK (4.1 miles ), Kwigillingok, AK (5.5 miles ), Kongiganak, AK (6.3 miles ), Nightmute, AK (7.0 miles ), Toksook Bay, AK (7.4 miles ), Tuntutuliak, AK (7.4 miles ), Tununak, AK (7.8 miles ), Mertarvik, AK (7.9 miles) .

Latitude: 59.94 N, Longitude: 164.04 W

Area code: 907

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

16.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (49%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Kipnuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kipnuk, Alaska average temperatures Kipnuk, Alaska average precipitation Kipnuk, Alaska humidity Kipnuk, Alaska wind speed Kipnuk, Alaska snowfall Kipnuk, Alaska sunshine Kipnuk, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Kipnuk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 390% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Airports located in Kipnuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kipnuk:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 490 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 490 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 619 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1805 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1805 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1808 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1828 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kipnuk:

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Notable locations in Kipnuk: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Kipnuk Clinic (A), Kipnuk Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bethel Census Area 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 Kipnuk and their reported violations in the past:

KIPNUK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 639, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-31-2013 to MAR-31-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-31-2013 to MAR-31-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (3 times from JUL-31-2012 to AUG-31-2013)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 51 routine major monitoring violations
  • 229 regular monitoring violations
  • 297 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.7%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  79.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kipnuk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (99%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kipnuk CDP (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.89%
Here: 47.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMoravian Church in AmericaOrthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents46.2%27.9%20.1%2.5%3.3%
Congregations18.6%41.9%20.9%4.7%14.0%
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kipnuk:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • 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)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kipnuk:

  • K07OL (Channel 7; KIPNUK, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF KIPNUK)
  • K04LM (Channel 4; KIPNUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kipnuk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7BSP
    Grant Date: 11/08/1988, Expiration Date: 11/08/1998, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2000
    Registrant: Kenneth W Eddy, Kipnuk, AK 99614

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1965F , Serial Number: 17273054, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Peter J Paul, General Delivery, Kipnuk, AK 99614
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 19803 , Serial Number: 17260766, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Sonny R Dock, Po Box 201, Kipnuk, AK 99614

Most common first names in Kipnuk, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Agnes279.5 years
Carrie268.0 years
Joseph270.4 years
Lewis280.0 years
Most common last names in Kipnuk, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dock666.2 years
Paul675.8 years
Amik477.2 years
Smith371.7 years
Gunlik275.5 years
Kashatok267.0 years
Samson286.5 years

Kipnuk on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Management of companies and enterprises"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #13 (99614) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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