Koyuk, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 344 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 182  (52.9%)
Females: 162  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  21.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99753.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,485 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Koyuk:

$23,485
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $8,254 (it was $8,736 in 2000)

Koyuk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $97,875 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Koyuk:

$97,875
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $110,666; Detached houses: $110,666

Median gross rent in 2012: $567.

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Koyuk races chart
  • American Indian alone - 295 (88.9%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (7.2%)
  • White alone - 12 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Koyuk: 106.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 4.74 square miles.

Population density: 73 people per square mile   (very low).

Koyuk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Koyuk:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 34.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Koyuk city:

  • Never married: 66.5%
  • Now married: 25.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Koyuk, Alaska as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Koyuk to the number of sex offenders is 43 to 1.


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

Koyuk city:  1.3% ($430)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (439.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2771.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Elim, AK (6.2 miles ), Shaktoolik, AK (6.3 miles ), Golovin, AK (7.8 miles) , White Mountain, AK (8.3 miles ), Buckland, AK (8.5 miles ), Unalakleet, AK (8.6 miles ), Kaltag, AK (9.1 miles ), Nulato, AK (9.5 miles ).

Latitude: 64.93 N, Longitude: 161.16 W

Area code: 907

Koyuk household income distribution Koyuk home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.4%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+28.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Construction laborers (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Air transportation workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (18%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

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

Average climate in Koyuk, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Koyuk-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 313% 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 309.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 502.5 miles away from Koyuk 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 414.2 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 197.7 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 45.8 miles away from Koyuk center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 337.5 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)

Airports located in Koyuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Koyuk:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 391 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 438 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 439 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1793 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1797 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1806 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1818 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Koyuk:

See full list of schools located in Koyuk

Library in Koyuk:

  • KOYUK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Location: BIRCH STREET)

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Notable locations in Koyuk: Koyuk Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Ruth Qumiiggan Henry Memorial Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nome 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 Koyuk and their reported violations in the past:

KOYUK PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 277, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and FEB-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and FEB-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-05-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 13 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 54.1%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.9% for American Indian residents, 63.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  20.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Koyuk 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (95%)
  • Electricity (4%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Koyuk city (based on Nome Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
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 1$1,358$16,2960$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,716
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$323
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,289
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$277
Totals for Government 1$1,358$16,29610$3,605

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

  • Construction - General: $33,000 ($95.93)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $74,000 ($215.12)
    Sewerage: $67,000 ($194.77)
    Electric Utilities: $34,000 ($98.84)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($93.02)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($84.30)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($55.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($46.51)
    Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($40.70)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($40.70)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($31.98)
    Air Transportation: $7,000 ($20.35)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($11.63)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $167,000 ($485.47)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $87,000 ($252.91)
    Sewerage: $53,000 ($154.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($61.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,000 ($78.49)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $46,000 ($133.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $30,000 ($87.21)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($66.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $60,000 ($174.42)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $29,000 ($84.30)

Koyuk government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $19,000 ($55.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $19,000 ($55.23)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

Strongest AM radio stations in Koyuk:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Koyuk:

  • K02MB (Channel 2; KOYUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09SA (Channel 9; KOYUK, AK; Owner: KOYUK CITY COUNCIL)

Koyuk fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 2006 01:30 PM, Tamarack Street, Third Avenue, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Koyuk (Lat: 64.930833 Lon: -161.160556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQIQ308
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J Groggins
    Registrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 Nw 63rd Street - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8078, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT CORP F-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 69ND , Serial Number: 2204, Year manufactured: 1990, Airworthiness Date: 12/27/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Fred P Otton, Po Box 53044, Koyuk, AK 99753

Koyuk on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #88 (99753) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Celtic first ancestries"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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