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Population in 2012: 358 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 

Males: 181  (50.7%)
Females: 177  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  39.8 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99627.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,026 (it was $43,056 in 2000)
McGrath:

$64,026
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,337

McGrath city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,936 (it was $89,000 in 2000)
McGrath:

$99,936
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,112; Detached houses: $100,413; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,011,181

Median gross rent in 2012: $819.

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  • American Indian alone - 164 (44.4%)
  • White alone - 126 (34.1%)
  • Two or more races - 69 (18.7%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McGrath: 110.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.2%), Irish (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.4%), Italian (2.4%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 33 feet

Land area: 48.9 square miles.

Population density: 7.3 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in McGrath:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McGrath city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

10 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.7%
Alaska:  6.4%

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.5%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -120 (-23.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Air transportation workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

McGrath-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/21/1989 at 16:53:19, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1992 at 21:31:07, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.5 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from McGrath center
On 10/5/2002 at 17:40:30, a magnitude 4.5 (4.4 MB, 4.5 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.3 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2000 at 08:22:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi) earthquake occurred 53.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1992 at 02:29:17, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 3.9 ML, 4.2 ML, Depth: 14.7 mi) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from McGrath center
On 5/18/1995 at 10:53:17, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 28.4 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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Airports and other landing facilities located in McGrath:


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Local government website: www.mcgrathalaska.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McGrath:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 223 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 270 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1586 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1589 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1610 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1637 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1643 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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

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

MCGRATH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 347, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2004. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2000
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005. Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-13-2006)
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • 90 regular monitoring violations
  • 50 other older monitoring violations
IASD INNOKO RIVER SCH SHAGELUK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2005 and JUN-15-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (MAR-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-2003 and MAR-25-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-2002 and MAR-25-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-2002 and MAR-25-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2004)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-2001 and MAR-25-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Other (NOV-26-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2004)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
LIME VILLAGE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 40 regular monitoring violations
IASD BLACKWELL SCHOOL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 40 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.7%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.6% for American Indian residents, 23.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in McGrath, AK

McGrath compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


McGrath travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (47%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.73%
Here48.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents52.4%39.8%4.2%3.3%0.3%
Congregations45.9%29.7%10.8%10.8%2.7%
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: 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%

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
Other Government Administration 2$8,166$48,9960$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,994$47,9280$0
Water Supply 1$3,648$43,7760$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,868
Totals for Government 4$15,808$47,4242$1,868

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

  • Construction - General: $105,000 ($293.30)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $148,000 ($413.41)
    General - Other: $72,000 ($201.12)
    Financial Administration: $64,000 ($178.77)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($167.60)
    Regular Highways: $40,000 ($111.73)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($72.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($50.28)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $3,000 ($8.38)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($8.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $226,000 ($631.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $93,000 ($259.78)
    Sewerage: $64,000 ($178.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($67.04)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $42,000 ($117.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $126,000 ($351.96)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($13.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $223,000 ($622.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($108.94)
    All Other: $6,000 ($16.76)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $123,000 ($343.58)

6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,781 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.33% ($20,208 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($33,200)


10.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,177 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  4.72% ($29,294 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($31,538)

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: 62.959683, Lon: -155.593664, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Apr 29, 2000 01:00 AM, Chinana Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Sep 9, 1992 06:35 PM, Takotna, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $417,000
Total average daily traffic: 410
Total average daily truck traffic: 1
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 470

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (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:

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  • Call Sign: KL1YN, Licensee ID: L01131896
    Grant Date: 03/22/2006, Expiration Date: 03/22/2016, Certifier: Raine D Malone
    Registrant: Raine D Malone, Mcgrath, AK 99627


FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in McGrath)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5


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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Registered nurses"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Lawyers"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households"
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