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Population in 2012: 157 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +44.0%
Males: 71  (45.5%)
Females: 86  (54.5%)

Median resident age:  20.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99751

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,357 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Kobuk:

$29,357
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,023

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,469 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Kobuk:

$104,469
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,316; Detached houses: $96,316

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  • American Indian alone - 133 (88.1%)
  • White alone - 13 (8.6%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kobuk: 111.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (1.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 16.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Kobuk:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 30.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kobuk city:

  • Never married: 47.2%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (450.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2744.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Shungnak, AK (2.6 miles ), Ambler, AK (5.3 miles ), Huslia, AK (9.2 miles ), Selawik, AK (9.4 miles ), Hughes, AK (9.7 miles) , Kiana, AK (9.8 miles ), Noorvik, AK (10.6 miles ), Alatna, AK (10.7 miles) .

Latitude: 66.92 N, Longitude: 156.91 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: +40 (+58.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (57%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (43%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (33%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (20%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)


Average climate in Kobuk, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Kobuk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/2003 at 18:27:46, a magnitude 5.1 (4.6 MB, 5.1 ML, 4.8 ML, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/2008 at 14:30:13, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MB, 4.9 MW, 4.7 MW, Depth: 9.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.6 miles away from Kobuk center
On 4/18/1995 at 09:56:37, a magnitude 4.9 (4.5 MB, 4.3 MS, 4.6 ML, 4.9 ML, Depth: 4.8 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/2008 at 14:23:30, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.7 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/13/1993 at 03:35:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.3 ML, 4.6 ML, Depth: 19.0 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from Kobuk center
On 11/15/2008 at 14:22:38, a magnitude 4.5 (4.2 MB, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Kobuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kobuk:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 294 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 450 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1740 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1744 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1766 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1794 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1802 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public elementary/middle school in Kobuk:

  • Kobuk School (Students: 35; Location: 101 MUSHERS WAY; Grades: PK-8)
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Notable locations in Kobuk: Kobuk Fire Department (A), Maniilaq Association Kobuk Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dahl Creek (A). Display/hide its location 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 Kobuk and their reported violations in the past:

KOBUK VILLAGE WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from DEC-06-2002 to DEC-17-2002), St Boil Water Order (JAN-22-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUN-26-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2006), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-02-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and NOV-18-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and NOV-18-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2004), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-2004)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 19 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 52.1%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.1% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  77.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  22.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kobuk, AK

Kobuk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above 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


Kobuk travel time to work - commute


Kobuk mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (92%)
  • Wood (8%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kobuk 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
Financial Administration 3$5,800$23,2001$420
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,020
Sewerage 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Totals for Government 4$7,800$23,4008$1,440

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

  • Construction - General: $163,000 ($1038.22)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $248,000 ($1579.62)
    Financial Administration: $62,000 ($394.90)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($159.24)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($50.96)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($38.22)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($38.22)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($31.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $162,000 ($1031.85)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $442,000 ($2815.29)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($31.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($191.08)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.37)

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 Kobuk:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kobuk:

  • K205BC (88.9 FM; KOBUK, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K204AS (88.7 FM; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kobuk:

  • K02KZ (Channel 2; KOBUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09NH (Channel 9; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: CITY OF SHUNGNAK)
  • K07RA (Channel 7; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Kobuk Central Office, Downtown Kobuk (Lat: 66.907750 Lon: -156.882583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 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 Antenna Towers:

4
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Lake Side St. (Lat: 66.908167 Lon: -156.880111), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 13 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Ingemar Mathiasson, Lake Side St. (Lat: 66.908167 Lon: -156.880111), Type: 15.0, Overall height: 13 m
    Registrant: 9074452102, Electronicservice@starband.Net, SPRUCE RIDGE, Phone: (Mat) hia-sson
  • Ben Phillips, City Office Building, Downtown Kobuk (Lat: 66.907750 Lon: -156.882583), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY
  • Ben Phillips, City Office Building, Downtown Kobuk (Lat: 66.907750 Lon: -156.882583), Type: 15.2, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9074423114, Bphillips@otz.Net, 346 TUNDRA WAY

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Kobuk Airport (Lat: 66.899444 Lon: -156.852722), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KXF6, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 129.900 MHz, 3.47140 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 5.48540 MHz... (+6 more)
    Grant Date: 12/06/2000, Expiration Date: 12/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2006
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street,Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Ne Corner Of Narvak Lake 35 Mi Ne (Lat: 66.966139 Lon: -155.586028), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WAI82, Licensee ID: L00852403
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 3.18440 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 3.26240 MHz, 3.36640 MHz, 4.03640 MHz, 5.16590 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 5.20590 MHz, 7.36990 MHz, 8.06840 MHz, 8.07140 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2004, Expiration Date: 06/16/2014
    Registrant: Arthur D Mortvedt, Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756, Phone: (907) 672-3206, Fax: (907) 672-3206

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9166L , Serial Number: 319-72, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Gary W Bamford, Po Box 51080, Kobuk, AK 99751


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