Mekoryuk, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 116  (57.7%)
Females: 85  (42.3%)
Median resident age:  42.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99630.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $25,037 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Mekoryuk:

$25,037
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $17,294 (it was $11,958 in 2000)

Mekoryuk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $222,303 (it was $100,000 in 2000)
Mekoryuk:

$222,303
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $172,441; Detached houses: $174,473

Median gross rent in 2015: $659.

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  • Races in Mekoryuk, AK (2010)

    Mekoryuk races chart
    • 17893.2%American Indian alone
    • 73.7%Two or more races
    • 63.1%White alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mekoryuk: 114.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 7.37 square miles.

Population density: 27 people per square mile   (very low).

Mekoryuk, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Mekoryuk:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 19.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mekoryuk city:

  • Never married: 50.4%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Mekoryuk, Alaska as of November 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Mekoryuk to the number of sex offenders is 199 to 1.


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

Mekoryuk city:  1.3% ($1,267)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (556.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2791.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tununak, AK (5.9 miles ), Toksook Bay, AK (6.2 miles ), Nightmute, AK (6.9 miles ), Mertarvik, AK (8.1 miles) , Newtok, AK (8.1 miles ), Chefornak, AK (8.3 miles ), Hooper Bay, AK (8.9 miles ), Kipnuk, AK (9.0 miles ).

Latitude: 60.39 N, Longitude: 166.21 W

Area code: 907

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

13.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+18.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (32%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Mekoryuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mekoryuk-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 314% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 452.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 375.4 miles away from Mekoryuk center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 628.3 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 509.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 548.7 miles away from Mekoryuk center
On 7/16/1996 at 03:48:28, a magnitude 6.8 (5.8 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.8 ME, 6.6 MW, Depth: 20.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 301.0 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).
Mekoryuk topographic map

airports located in Mekoryuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mekoryuk:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 554 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 555 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 658 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1882 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1883 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1885 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1905 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Mekoryuk:

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Notable locations in Mekoryuk: Mekoryuk Volunteer Fire Department (A), Mekoryuk Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Nanwaksthak Lake (A). Display/hide its location 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.4%
(17.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Alaska average:

10.2

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mekoryuk city (based on Bethel Census Area data)

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.
Alaska:

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

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mekoryuk:

46.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.3%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.6%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mekoryuk:

14.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mekoryuk:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mekoryuk:

40.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Mekoryuk:

54.0%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mekoryuk, 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$2,600$31,2000$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,200$62,4008$180
Streets and Highways 0$0 6$4,600
Sewerage 0$0 3$3,000
Water Supply 1$2,600$31,2003$1,800
Electric Power 0$0 2$1,800
Totals for Government 3$10,400$41,60022$11,380

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $143,000 ($711.44)
    General - Other: $108,000 ($537.31)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($189.05)
    Electric Utilities: $28,000 ($139.30)
    Health Services - Other: $17,000 ($84.58)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($79.60)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($69.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($44.78)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($34.83)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($19.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $200,000 ($995.02)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $104,000 ($517.41)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($144.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000 ($223.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($24.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($14.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($59.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($149.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $16,000 ($79.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $154,000 ($766.17)

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mekoryuk:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Mekoryuk:

  • K09NI (Channel 9; MEKORYUK, AK; Owner: CITY OF MEKORYUK)
  • K04MD (Channel 4; MEKORYUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Mekoryuk (Lat: 60.386667 Lon: -166.186667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.6 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WPOJ849
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: Telecommunications Law Professionals Pllc, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Nw Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 789-3120, Fax: (202) 789-3112, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • David H Heimke, Within The Village Of Mekoryuk (Lat: 60.386667 Lon: -166.186667), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Mike Police, Peak Mt Roberts (Lat: 60.028639 Lon: -166.262528), Type: 6.2, Overall height: 4.5 m, Registrant: 9074521049, , 1010 COLLEGE ROAD
  • Davide Heimke, Within The Village Of Mekoryuk (Lat: 60.386667 Lon: -166.186667), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Nunivak Island (Lat: 60.249194 Lon: -166.068944), Call Sign: KBW72, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.64640 MHz, 5.12390 MHz, 5.88890 MHzGrant Date: 10/01/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Nunivak Island (Lat: 60.249194 Lon: -166.068944), Call Sign: WJR9, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.800 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.300 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006

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

MEKORYUK WASHETERIA RESERVOIR (Population served: 198, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • 69 other older monitoring violations

Mekoryuk compared to Alaska state average:

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

Mekoryuk on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #24 (99630) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish 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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