Kwethluk, Alaska

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Population in 2012: 751 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 
Males: 410  (54.6%)
Females: 341  (45.4%)
Median resident age:  23.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99621.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,002 (it was $25,417 in 2000)
Kwethluk:

$46,002
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,127 (it was $6,503 in 2000)

Kwethluk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,451 (it was $49,400 in 2000)
Kwethluk:

$100,451
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $116,638; Detached houses: $116,638

Median gross rent in 2012: $604.

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Kwethluk races chart
  • American Indian alone - 679 (94.2%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (3.5%)
  • White alone - 16 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kwethluk: 109.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Russian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 9.99 square miles.

Population density: 75 people per square mile   (very low).

Kwethluk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Kwethluk:

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kwethluk city:

  • Never married: 47.5%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Kwethluk, Alaska as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kwethluk to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


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

Kwethluk city:  1.6% ($806)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (391.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2650.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Akiachak, AK (2.6 miles ), Akiak, AK (3.2 miles ), Bethel, AK (3.5 miles ), Oscarville, AK (3.6 miles) , Napaskiak, AK (3.6 miles ), Napakiak, AK (4.5 miles ), Tuluksak, AK (5.1 miles ), Atmautluak, AK (5.4 miles ).

Latitude: 60.80 N, Longitude: 161.42 W

Area code: 907

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

16.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +152 (+27.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (39%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (49%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other transportation workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Child care workers (11%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Kwethluk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Kwethluk, Alaska average temperatures Kwethluk, Alaska average precipitation Kwethluk, Alaska humidity Kwethluk, Alaska wind speed Kwethluk, Alaska snowfall Kwethluk, Alaska sunshine Kwethluk, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Kwethluk-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 487% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 463.2 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 381.8 miles away from Kwethluk center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 399.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 394.6 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 479.6 miles away from Kwethluk center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 322.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Kwethluk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kwethluk:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 389 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 390 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 512 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1725 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1728 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1728 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1748 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Kwethluk: Kwethluk Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Betty Guy Memorial Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Kwethluk River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bethel 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 Kwethluk and their reported violations in the past:

KWETHLUK WASHETERIA (Population served: 766, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (JUL-29-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-28-2010 to JAN-04-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-28-2010 to JAN-04-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-28-2010 to JAN-04-2011)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 13 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.8%
(25.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kwethluk compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77%)
  • Wood (20%)
  • Electricity (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kwethluk city (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.89%
Here: 47.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchMoravian Church in AmericaOrthodox Church in America: Territorial Dioceses The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents46.2%27.9%20.1%2.5%3.3%
Congregations18.6%41.9%20.9%4.7%14.0%
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
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 0$0 1$638
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,998
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,210
Other and Unallocable 1$3,016$36,1921$814
Totals for Government 1$3,016$36,19211$4,660

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

  • Construction - General: $37,000 ($49.27)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $134,000 ($178.43)
    Health Services - Other: $33,000 ($43.94)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($42.61)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($33.29)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($9.32)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($9.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($6.66)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($5.33)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($2.66)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $130,000 ($173.10)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $33,000 ($43.94)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($9.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($6.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000 ($62.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $41,000 ($54.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($5.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($5.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($54.59)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $92,000 ($122.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($177.10)

6.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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  1.58% ($27,013 average AGI)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.49% ($19,167)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.22% ($25,000)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
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  2.34% ($37,402 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.72% ($38,333)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.46% ($27,783)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kwethluk:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kwethluk:

  • K09UJ (Channel 9; KWETHLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11QY (Channel 11; KWETHLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • KYUK-TV (Channel 4; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K15AV (Channel 15; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K21AO (Channel 21; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K12NS (Channel 12; AKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K10MV (Channel 10; AKIAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Kwethluk Central Ofc (Lat: 60.810833 Lon: -161.422222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: KNKR275
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2005, Expiration Date: 10/01/2015, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Gci, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Alex D Leavens, Kwethluk, Ak (Lat: 60.807000 Lon: -161.425194), Type: 21.6, Overall height: 21.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735219, Aleavens@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A ST.
  • Jon Duracinski, Kwethluk, Ak (Lat: 60.807000 Lon: -161.425194), Type: 21.6, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 21.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735219, Aleavens@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A ST.
  • Kwethluk Central Ofc (Lat: 60.810833 Lon: -161.422222), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 19.5 m
    Registrant: 9075611674, , 5450 A ST

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KWETHLUK, Within Village Of (Lat: 60.807000 Lon: -161.425222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPNG502
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.62 MHz, 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: United Utilities Inc, 5450 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99518, Phone: (907) 273-5280, Fax: (907) 273-5131, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Kwethluk Airport (Lat: 60.804250 Lon: -161.445361), Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KOH2, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.600 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 15AC (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1036H , Serial Number: 15AC-39, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): William N Miller, Usbia, Kwethluk, AK 99621

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Kwethluk, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
David375.7 years
Martha383.3 years
Joseph268.5 years
John287.0 years
Elena281.0 years
Glela273.6 years
Evan290.5 years
Katherine268.1 years
Nick277.9 years
Nicolai261.0 years
Most common last names in Kwethluk, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nicolai1074.5 years
Jackson681.5 years
Olick483.3 years
Alexie373.7 years
Nicori352.7 years
Andrew269.6 years
Guy269.5 years
Owens278.1 years

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  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
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  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations"
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  • #14 (99621) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
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