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Population in 2012: 389 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 

Males: 236  (60.7%)
Females: 153  (39.3%)

Median resident age:  21.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99750.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,493 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$56,493
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,037

Kivalina city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,433 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$96,433
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $106,351; Detached houses: $106,351

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,042.

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  • American Indian alone - 360 (96.3%)
  • White alone - 8 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kivalina: 108.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 1.87 square miles.

Population density: 208 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Kivalina:

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kivalina city:

  • Never married: 56.1%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Kivalina, Alaska as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Kivalina to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (626.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2945.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Noatak, AK (6.4 miles ), Red Dog Mine, AK (7.0 miles) , Point Hope, AK (8.5 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (8.7 miles ), Noorvik, AK (10.5 miles ), Kiana, AK (10.9 miles ), Selawik, AK (12.0 miles ), Ambler, AK (13.5 miles ).

Latitude: 67.72 N, Longitude: 164.49 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.0%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+18.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (34%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (14%)
  • Secondary school teachers (11%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Plant and system operators (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Kivalina-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/16/1993 at 17:57:15, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.8 MS, Depth: 25.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city 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 77.2 miles away from Kivalina center
On 10/13/2008 at 20:18:46, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the city 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 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1992 at 23:20:51, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 17.8 miles away from Kivalina center
On 8/28/1993 at 00:58:56, a magnitude 4.1 (3.9 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Airports located in Kivalina:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kivalina:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 503 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1947 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1950 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1972 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 2000 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2008 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Kivalina:

  • Mcqueen School (Students: 107; Location: #6 OCEANSIDE EXPRESSWAY; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Kivalina Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Igrugaivik Creek (A), Wulik River (B), Kangiligaurak Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Northwest Arctic Borough 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 Kivalina and their reported violations in the past:

KIVALINA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 325, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2005
  • 18 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2006)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2005. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-12-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2006)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 41 regular monitoring violations
  • 90 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.6%

Average household size:
This city:  4.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  83.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kivalina, AK

Kivalina compared to Alaska 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age 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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kivalina travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kivalina city (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.14%
Here39.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameFriends (Quakers)Catholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents52.6%24.8%13.8%3.5%5.2%
Congregations50.0%6.3%12.5%6.3%25.0%
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: 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
Other Government Administration 1$3,150$37,8000$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$816
Water Supply 0$0 1$3,584
Electric Power 0$0 1$2,320
Totals for Government 1$3,150$37,8003$6,720

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

  • Construction - General: $34,000 ($87.40)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $75,000 ($192.80)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($185.09)
    Electric Utilities: $43,000 ($110.54)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($100.26)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($46.27)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($43.70)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($43.70)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($28.28)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($25.71)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $158,000 ($406.17)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $246,000 ($632.39)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($59.13)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($69.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($25.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($95.12)
    All Other: $3,000 ($7.71)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($5.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($179.95)

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 Kivalina:

  • 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)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kivalina:

  • K09QZ (Channel 9; KIVALINA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IL (Channel 4; KIVALINA, AK; Owner: CITY OF KIVALINA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Kivalina Central Office, Downtown Kivalina (Lat: 67.726333 Lon: -164.537972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas A Neal
    Registrant: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, 50 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 340-8899, Fax: (612) 340-2868, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • At Red Dog Mine Port Facility 7 1/2 Mi Se (Lat: 67.593722 Lon: -165.916806), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KYU625
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29840 MHz, 12.3544 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2005, Expiration Date: 08/07/2015
    Registrant: Foss Maritime Co., 660 W. Ewing St., Seattle, WA 98119, Phone: (206) 281-3800, Fax: (206) 281-3809
  • Kivalina Airport (Lat: 67.731250 Lon: -164.551806), Call Sign: WYG5
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/19/2007, Expiration Date: 05/12/2017
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • 50079 Bering Street (Lat: 67.727472 Lon: -164.538750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77225-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL2UA, Licensee ID: L01509804
    Grant Date: 08/04/2009, Expiration Date: 08/04/2019, Certifier: Thomas M Hanifan
    Registrant: Thomas M Hanifan, Mcqueen School, Kivalina, AK 99750



Kivalina on our top lists:

  • #4 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: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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