McCarthy, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 28.
Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 20  (71.4%)
Females: (28.6%)
Median resident age:

19.9 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99588

Estimated median household income in 2019: $27,378 (it was $17,188 in 2000)
McCarthy:

$27,378
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,228 (it was $16,045 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $177,144 (it was $90,000 in 2000)
McCarthy:

$177,144
AK:

$281,200
March 2019 cost of living index in McCarthy: 111.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in McCarthy, AK (2010)
    • 2796.4%White alone
    • 13.6%Two or more races
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Ancestries: United States (11.9%), Scottish (9.5%), German (7.1%), Slovak (7.1%), Czech (4.8%), English (4.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 148.3 square miles.

Population density: 0.2 people per square mile   (very low).

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2 residents are foreign born (4.8% Oceania).

This place:

4.8%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
McCarthy CDP:

0.6% ($500)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (228.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2179.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Chitina, AK (7.1 miles),
Chisana, AK (7.3 miles),
Nabesna, AK (8.1 miles),
Kenny Lake, AK (8.2 miles ),
Tonsina, AK (8.7 miles),
Willow Creek, AK (8.9 miles ),
Copper Center, AK (9.3 miles ),
Silver Springs, AK (9.5 miles)

Latitude: 61.43 N, Longitude: 142.91 W

Area code: 907

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

14.8%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in McCarthy, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

McCarthy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 4813% 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 159.5 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 180.3 miles away from McCarthy center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from McCarthy center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 204.4 miles away from McCarthy center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 307.2 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in McCarthy:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCarthy:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 231 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 231 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 283 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1181 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1184 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1197 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1206 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in McCarthy: Blackburn (A), Kennicott - McCarthy Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bonanza Creek (A), Swift Creek (B), Nikolai Creek (C), National Creek (D), McCarthy Creek (E), Lubbe Creek (F), Farm Creek (G), Dimond Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

30.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.2%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

4.0%

For population 15 years and over in McCarthy:

Marital status in McCarthy, AK
  • Never married: 69.0%
  • Now married: 13.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in McCarthy:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.7%
  • Unemployed: 80.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alaska average:

10.8

Religion statistics for McCarthy, AK (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

9.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.84%
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  1.56% ($52,790 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.55% ($57,182)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.53% ($93,857)


9.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
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  1.59% ($50,317 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.98% ($76,051)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.63% ($50,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in McCarthy:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCarthy:

  • KXKM (89.7 FM; MCCARTHY, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.6mTotal length
  • 1Total average daily traffic
  • 1Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Sourdough Ridge Cell Site: T5s R15e S23, 2 Mi (3.22 Km) N Of Nizina River (Lat: 61.395111 Lon: -142.795083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2019, Expiration Date: 10/01/2029, Certifier: David A DengelRegistrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520
  • Mccarthy Cell Site; At The Corner Of Regal Street And Chitty Avenue (Lat: 61.432528 Lon: -142.916167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/24/2019, Expiration Date: 10/01/2029, Certifier: David A DengelRegistrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5520

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • McCarthy Ventures, 100 Barrett Way (Lat: 61.433167 Lon: -142.923139), Type: Building, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQNC922,
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.450 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2011, Certifier: Daniel Sparrell, Registrant: Terminal Radio, Inc., Valdez, AK 99686, Phone: (907) 835-4665
  • MCCARTHY, North Corner Of Regal St. And Chititu Ave. (Lat: 61.432556 Lon: -142.916194), Type: Mast, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQOC850,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: David A Dengel, Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5519, Fax: (202) 828-5568, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1746C, N1746C, N-1746C, Serial Number: 30446, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Gary Dale Green, Po Box Mxy 16, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4418Z, N4418Z, N-4418Z, Serial Number: 18-8753, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/2003, Certificate Issue Date: 05/13/2019
    Registrant (Corporation): Kennicott Wilderness Air LLC, 101 Shushana Ave, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172I (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46279, N46279, N-46279, Serial Number: 17257152, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 02/16/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): Diamond Dynamics Inc, Po Box Mxy #22, Mccarthy, AK 99588

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in McCarthy, AK
  • 75.0%Wood
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.0%Solar energy


McCarthy compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting 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.
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