Kivalina, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 384 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.9%
 
Males: 217  (56.7%)
Females: 167  (43.3%)
Median resident age:  21.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99750.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,402 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$60,402
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,108 (it was $8,360 in 2000)

Kivalina city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,419 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$102,419
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $114,194; Detached houses: $111,811

Median gross rent in 2013: $954.

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  • Races in Kivalina, AK (2010)

    Kivalina races chart
    • 36096.3%American Indian alone
    • 82.1%White alone
    • 61.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kivalina: 104.8 (near 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: 206 people per square mile   (very low).

Kivalina, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Kivalina:

  • High school or higher: 65.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 25.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kivalina city:

  • Never married: 63.1%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 2.3%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Kivalina city:  1.4% ($817)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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

Kivalina household income distribution Kivalina home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Kivalina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kivalina-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 458.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 556.3 miles away from Kivalina center
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 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 337.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Kivalina 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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Kivalina topographic map

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: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1947 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1950 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1965 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1972 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.7%
(28.2% for American Indian residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kivalina:

44.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Kivalina:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.7%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kivalina:

8.7%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kivalina:

29.1%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

53.2%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Kivalina:

79.7%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kivalina, AK Residents
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 2$7,940$47,6400$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$775
Police - Other 0$0 3$2,332
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,126
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,032
Water Supply 1$3,248$38,9760$0
Electric Power 1$3,304$39,6483$826
Other and Unallocable 1$2,366$28,3921$198
Totals for Government 5$16,858$40,45917$6,289

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

  • Construction - General: $34,000 ($88.54)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $75,000 ($195.31)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($187.50)
    Electric Utilities: $43,000 ($111.98)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($101.56)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($46.88)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($44.27)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($44.27)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($28.65)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($26.04)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.21)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $158,000 ($411.46)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $246,000 ($640.63)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($59.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($70.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($26.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($96.35)
    All Other: $3,000 ($7.81)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($5.21)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($182.29)

8.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
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  2.32% ($39,511 average AGI)


8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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  2.77% ($52,093 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.98% ($45,947)
to Nome Census Area, AK  0.82% ($36,438)

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 MHzGrant Date: 12/18/2007, Expiration Date: 01/22/2018, Certifier: Douglas A NealRegistrant: Dykema Gossett Pllc, 4000 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Phone: (612) 486-1586, Fax: (855) 223-7059, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007708725, Chall2@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007708725, Chall2@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

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 MHzGrant Date: 09/18/2015, Expiration Date: 08/07/2025Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/19/2007, Expiration Date: 05/12/2017Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, 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

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 and GWR) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • 17 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
  • 60 other older monitoring violations

Kivalina compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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 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.

Kivalina on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #10 (99750) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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