McGrath, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 344 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 
Males: 176  (51.4%)
Females: 168  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99627.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $66,251 (it was $43,056 in 2000)
McGrath:

$66,251
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,741 (it was $21,553 in 2000)

McGrath city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,104 (it was $89,000 in 2000)
McGrath:

$102,104
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $898.

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  • Races in McGrath, AK (2013)

    McGrath races chart
    • 18046.5%American Indian alone
    • 12833.1%White alone
    • 5614.5%Two or more races
    • 112.8%Asian alone
    • 71.8%Hispanic
    • 20.5%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McGrath: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (7.9%), Irish (7.5%), United States (3.1%), Italian (2.2%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 48.9 square miles.

Population density: 7.0 people per square mile   (very low).

McGrath, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in McGrath:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McGrath city:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

McGrath city:  1.0% ($913)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (224.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2556.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Takotna, AK (4.0 miles) , Nikolai, AK (6.1 miles) , Flat, AK (9.2 miles) , Stony River, AK (9.3 miles) , Red Devil, AK (9.9 miles) , Sleetmute, AK (10.1 miles) , Crooked Creek, AK (10.5 miles) , Lime Village, AK (10.6 miles) .

Latitude: 62.95 N, Longitude: 155.58 W

Area code: 907

McGrath household income distribution McGrath home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

14.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -120 (-23.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in McGrath, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

McGrath-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 540% 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 290.6 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 158.8 miles away from McGrath 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 247.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 131.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 234.6 miles away from McGrath center
On 7/28/2001 at 07:32:43, a magnitude 6.8 (5.7 MB, 6.8 MW, Depth: 81.6 mi) earthquake occurred 273.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
McGrath topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in McGrath:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McGrath:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 222 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 223 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 270 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1586 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1589 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1597 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1610 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in McGrath:

  • MCGRATH SCHOOL (Students: 54, Location: 90 TAKOTNA AVENUE, Grades: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in McGrath

Library in McGrath:

  • MCGRATH COMMUNITY SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $27,767; Location: CHINANA AVENUE; 12,141 books; 96 audio materials; 134 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in McGrath: McGrath Volunteer Fire Department (A), Kuskokwim Valley Rescue Squad (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Candle Creek (A), Tatalina River (B), Takotna River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Yukon-Koyukuk 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 2013: 14.5%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.7% for American Indian residents, 25.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McGrath city (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,14818
Catholic1,45310
Evangelical Protestant1645
Other87-
Orthodox853
None1,651-
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.6%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
McGrath:

51.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
McGrath:

19.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
McGrath:

7.6%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
McGrath:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

59.3%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
McGrath:

81.6%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of McGrath, AK Residents
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$3,048$36,5760$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,820$69,8401$926
Streets and Highways 1$7,974$95,6880$0
Water Supply 2$9,978$59,8680$0
Totals for Government 5$26,820$64,3681$926

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

  • Construction - General: $105,000 ($305.23)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($430.23)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($209.30)
    Financial Administration: $64,000 ($186.05)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($174.42)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($116.28)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($75.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($52.33)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,000 ($8.72)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $226,000 ($656.98)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $93,000 ($270.35)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($186.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($69.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $42,000 ($122.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $126,000 ($366.28)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($14.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $223,000 ($648.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($113.37)
    All Other: $6,000 ($17.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $123,000 ($357.56)

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in McGrath:

  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around McGrath:

  • K09QC (Channel 9; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02JE (Channel 2; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • K07TJ (Channel 7; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

McGrath fatal accident list:

Jan 11, 2007 09:05 AM, Chinana Street, G Street, Lat: 62.95254, Lon: -155.58018, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 29, 2000 01:00 AM, Chinana Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Sep 9, 1992 06:35 PM, Takotna, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 30m98ftTotal length
  • 550Total average daily traffic
  • 3Total average daily truck traffic
  • 642Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in McGrath)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL1YN, Licensee ID: L01131896, Grant Date: 01/27/2016, Expiration Date: 03/22/2026, Certifier: Raine D Malone, Registrant: Raine D Malone, 293 G Street, Mcgrath, AK 99627
  • Call Sign: KL3XF, Licensee ID: L01870425, Grant Date: 06/02/2014, Expiration Date: 06/02/2024, Certifier: Leslie R Malone, Registrant: Leslie R Malone, Mcgrath, AK 99627

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1271K , Serial Number: 3998, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Hugh J Matheson, , Mcgrath, AK 00000
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 316HA , Serial Number: 31-7652133, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): White Dog Enterprises Inc Dba, Po Box 29, Mcgrath, AK 99627
  • Aircraft: MAULE BEE DEE M-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4170C , Serial Number: 11, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 01/16/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Rhone J Baumgartner, 206 Kuskokwim St, Mcgrath, AK 99627
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-15 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4523H , Serial Number: 15-297, Year manufactured: 1948
    Registrant (Individual): D L Billie, , Mcgrath, AK 00000
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5261M , Serial Number: 7705, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Clifford M Rev Geedy, Box 66, Mcgrath, AK 00000
  • 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: 9918D , Serial Number: 18-6960, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Peter T Jr Snow, Po Box 143, Mcgrath, AK 99627

Drinking water stations with addresses in McGrath and their reported violations in the past:

MCGRATH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 341, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-15-2013 to APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-15-2013 to APR-15-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-06-2009 to FEB-09-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-06-2009 to FEB-09-2010)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-12-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2010)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 52 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

McGrath compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

McGrath on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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