Lower Kalskag, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 309 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.7%
 
Males: 163  (53.0%)
Females: 146  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

33.5 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99607, 99626.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,363 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Lower Kalskag:

$36,363
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,559 (it was $7,654 in 2000)

Lower Kalskag city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $200,552 (it was $100,900 in 2000)
Lower Kalskag:

$200,552
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $201,844; detached houses: $203,834

Median gross rent in 2017: $486.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lower Kalskag: 109.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.1%
(39.4% for American Indian residents, 71.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lower Kalskag, AK (2010)
    • 26092.2%American Indian alone
    • 145.0%Two or more races
    • 72.5%White alone
    • 10.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Lower Kalskag, Alaska as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lower Kalskag is 41 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.28 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile   (very low).

Lower Kalskag, Alaska map

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.8%
Alaska:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lower Kalskag city:

1.1% ($1,143)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (351.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2639.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Upper Kalskag, AK (1.5 miles ),
Aniak, AK (5.2 miles ),
Tuluksak, AK (5.9 miles ),
Chuathbaluk, AK (6.1 miles),
Russian Mission, AK (6.1 miles ),
Akiak, AK (7.1 miles ),
Holy Cross, AK (7.1 miles ),
Akiachak, AK (7.4 miles )

Latitude: 61.51 N, Longitude: 160.36 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Lower Kalskag, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lower Kalskag, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Lower Kalskag, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (35.3%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Social assistance (9.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (30.8%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Fuel dealers (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (40.0%)
  • Social assistance (20.0%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.0%)
  • Utilities (8.0%)
Most common occupations in Lower Kalskag, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (23.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (19.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15.4%)
  • Construction laborers (11.5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (28.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (24.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.0%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Lower Kalskag, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lower Kalskag-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 522% 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 424.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 342.1 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 425.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 390.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 433.8 miles away from Lower Kalskag center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 335.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lower Kalskag topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lower Kalskag:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 350 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 350 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 454 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1701 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1704 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1707 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1725 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public elementary/middle school in Lower Kalskag:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lower Kalskag: Lower Kalskag Fire Station (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Crimet Phillips Senior Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations 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 Lower Kalskag and their reported violations in the past:

LOWER KALSKAG WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 302, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUN-13-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-09-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-26-2008 to FEB-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-26-2008 to FEB-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from FEB-26-2008 to FEB-01-2010)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.8 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

73.3%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
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: 1.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Lower Kalskag:

Marital status in Lower Kalskag, AK
  • Never married: 48.6%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

For population 25 years and over in Lower Kalskag:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 42.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lower Kalskag, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 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.
State:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bethel Census Area:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lower Kalskag:

47.1%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lower Kalskag:

21.2%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lower Kalskag:

7.6%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Lower Kalskag:

30.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.8%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.9%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lower Kalskag, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 1$868
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,731
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$5,597
Totals for Government 0$0 8$8,196

Lower Kalskag government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $110,000 ($355.99)
    General - Other: $44,000 ($142.39)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($61.49)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($22.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($16.18)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($12.94)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $45,000 ($145.63)

Lower Kalskag government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $51,000 ($165.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($106.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $6,000 ($19.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($478.96)

Lower Kalskag government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,000 ($106.80)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lower Kalskag:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • 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)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lower Kalskag:

  • K09TR (Channel 9; KALSKAG, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11RF (Channel 11; KALSKAG, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Lower Kalskag fatal accident list:

Jan 12, 2001 08:00 PM, Kalskag Airport Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 61.522639 Lon: -160.354389, Call Sign: WQJF586,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/27/2018, Expiration Date: 08/20/2028, Certifier: Steve Cropsey, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:
  • Lat: 61.533250 Lon: -160.346972, Call Sign: WQNF589,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2011, Expiration Date: 01/21/2021, Certifier: Brad Allen, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

Most common last names in Lower Kalskag, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Evan767.2 years
Levi475.0 years
Littlefish380.0 years
Nook361.7 years
Abruska282.0 years
Crisco263.5 years
Williams257.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lower Kalskag, AK
  • 53.7%Wood
  • 40.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lower Kalskag, AK
  • 55.6%Wood
  • 44.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Lower Kalskag compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Lower Kalskag on our top lists:

  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #8 (99607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries"
  • #33 (99626) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #96 (99607) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swedish first ancestries"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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