Kipnuk, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 639.
Population change since 2000: -0.8%
Males: 331  (51.9%)
Females: 308  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

27.0 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99614.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,969 (it was $34,375 in 2000)
Kipnuk:

$36,969
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $11,169 (it was $8,589 in 2000)

Kipnuk CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $60,525 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Kipnuk:

$60,525
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $81,201; detached houses: $79,690

Median gross rent in 2019: $447.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kipnuk: 102.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 30.1%
(100.0% for Black residents, 28.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Kipnuk, AK (2019)
    • 534105.3%American Indian alone
    • 71.4%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Kipnuk, Alaska as of June 10, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kipnuk is 114 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 19.4 square miles.

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

Kipnuk, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $256 (0.5%)

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

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

11.8%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Kipnuk, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (39.1%)
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Utilities (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (31.3%)
  • Public administration (17.7%)
  • Utilities (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Management of companies & enterprises (4.2%)
  • Gasoline stations (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (49.3%)
  • Social assistance (11.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.5%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Kipnuk, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.0%)
  • Cashiers (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (23.3%)
  • Cashiers (12.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.5%)
  • Child care workers (5.5%)

Average climate in Kipnuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kipnuk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1739% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 563.0 miles away from Kipnuk center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 381.5 miles away from Kipnuk center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 428.8 miles away from Kipnuk center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 343.4 miles away from Kipnuk center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi) earthquake occurred 393.5 miles away from Kipnuk center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 507.2 miles away from Kipnuk center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kipnuk topographic map

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Kipnuk:

Marital status in Kipnuk, AK
  • Never married: 43.6%
  • Now married: 44.5%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Kipnuk:

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 34.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Alaska average:

10.2

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
This county:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bethel Census Area:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.3%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.0%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Kipnuk:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.1%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kipnuk:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kipnuk:

36.1%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Kipnuk:

52.1%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kipnuk, AK Residents

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.7mTotal length
  • 947Total average daily traffic
  • 142Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (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:

1
  • 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, N19803, N-19803, Serial Number: 17260766, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/2012
    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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kipnuk, AK
  • 94.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 2.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kipnuk, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Kipnuk compared to Alaska state average:

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

Kipnuk on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
There are 4 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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