Kobuk, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +42.2%
Males: 71  (46.2%)
Females: 84  (53.8%)
Median resident age:  18.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99751

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,768 (it was $30,750 in 2000)
Kobuk:

$49,768
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,453 (it was $9,844 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,045 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Kobuk:

$105,045
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $99,206; Detached houses: $97,136

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,043.

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    • 13388.1%American Indian alone
    • 138.6%White alone
    • 42.6%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kobuk: 105.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 16.1 square miles.

Population density: 9.6 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kobuk:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kobuk city:

  • Never married: 54.3%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kobuk, Alaska as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Kobuk to the number of sex offenders is 157 to 1.


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

Kobuk city:  1.5% ($1,179)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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

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

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +40 (+58.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management of companies and enterprises (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (60%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (40%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Average climate in Kobuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kobuk, Alaska average temperatures Kobuk, Alaska average precipitation Kobuk, Alaska humidity Kobuk, Alaska wind speed Kobuk, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Kobuk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 333% 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 263.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 494.7 miles away from Kobuk center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 353.4 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 152.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from Kobuk center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 344.9 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)
Kobuk topographic map

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: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 450 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 450 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1740 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1744 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1760 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1766 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kobuk:

  • KOBUK SCHOOL (Students: 35, Location: 101 MUSHERS WAY, Grades: PK-12)
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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 50.8%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.8% 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kobuk 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:
Here:

44.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kobuk:

43.2%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.3%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kobuk:

12.0%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kobuk:

34.5%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kobuk, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$700
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,158$37,8960$0
Totals for Government 1$3,158$37,8967$700

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

  • Construction - General: $163,000 ($1051.61)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $248,000 ($1600.00)
    Financial Administration: $62,000 ($400.00)
    Electric Utilities: $25,000 ($161.29)
    Health Services - Other: $8,000 ($51.61)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($38.71)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($38.71)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($32.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $162,000 ($1045.16)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $442,000 ($2851.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($32.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($193.55)
    All Other: $1,000 ($6.45)

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 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 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:

6
  • 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: 9074427207, Esmith@maniilaq.Org
  • 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
  • Jimmy Sipes, Lot 20 Adjacent To The Health Clinic (Lat: 66.907222 Lon: -156.881444), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007705825, Chall2@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Lot 20 Adjacent To The Health Clinic (Lat: 66.907222 Lon: -156.881444), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 8007705825, Chall2@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

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: 02/11/2006Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/2004, Expiration Date: 06/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2014Registrant: Arthur D Mortvedt, Manley Hot Springs, AK 99756, Phone: (907) 672-3206, Fax: (907) 672-3206

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HELIO H-295 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 153 mph), Engine: LYCOMING GO-480 SERIES (295 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5072Q , Serial Number: 1250, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 11/26/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L King, Po Box 51015, Kobuk, AK 99751
  • 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kobuk and their reported violations in the past:

KOBUK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-12-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-19-2014), St Other (FEB-21-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-12-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-29-2014)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 106 regular monitoring violations
  • 22 other older monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (88%)
  • Other fuel (8%)

Kobuk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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