McCarthy, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 28. Population change since 2000: -33.3%
Males: 15  (55.7%)
Females: 13  (44.3%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99588

Estimated median household income in 2012: $140,494 (it was $17,188 in 2000)
McCarthy:

$140,494
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $36,844 (it was $16,045 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $213,780 (it was $90,000 in 2000)
McCarthy:

$213,780
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $235,555; Detached houses: $235,555
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  • White alone - 27 (96.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (3.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCarthy: 116.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (44.9%), English (30.6%), Danish (10.2%), Scottish (7.1%).

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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For population 25 years and over in McCarthy:

  • High school or higher: 65.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 80.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCarthy CDP:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 79.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

7 residents are foreign born (30.4% Oceania).

This place:  30.4%
Alaska:  6.7%

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

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (62%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)

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 slightly above Alaska state average. It is 621% 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, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 211.9 miles away from McCarthy 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 the city 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 the city center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 307.2 miles away from McCarthy center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 311.6 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 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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
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

McCarthy compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income above 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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
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  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
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  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

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)

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: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • 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: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

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: 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, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • 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: 1555C , Serial Number: 30255, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1956
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William E Nebesky, General Delivery, Mccarthy, AK 99588, Other Owners: Gary Green
  • 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 , Serial Number: 30446, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Box Mxy #16, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: GREEN LOY AVID FLYER (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 27LG , Serial Number: 220
    Registrant (Individual): Loy M Green, 1 Canyon Rd, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: PILATUS PC-6/350-H2 (Category: Land, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 102 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 283SW , Serial Number: 540, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 04/04/2000
    Registrant (Corporation): Mccarthy Air LLC, 101 Shushanna Ave, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT AVIATION CORP F19 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3671T , Serial Number: F-078, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Howard N Haley, Po Box Mxy #68, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: HAMMER ROBERT HULLER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 525BB , Serial Number: 525
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Hammer, 1 Nazzina Rd, Mccarthy, AK 99588
  • Aircraft: ALLEN JOHN M GNAT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CUYUNA ALL MDLS A/B (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 84YP , Serial Number: 97, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 11/09/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, N/A, Mccarthy, AK 99627

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