Mentasta Lake, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 112. Population change since 2000: -21.1%
Males: 56  (50.0%)
Females: 56  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99780

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,597 (it was $17,344 in 2000)
Mentasta Lake:

$22,597
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,143 (it was $11,275 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $135,274 (it was $95,900 in 2000)
Mentasta Lake:

$135,274
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $120,111; Detached houses: $120,111

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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Mentasta Lake races chart
  • American Indian alone - 85 (75.9%)
  • White alone - 26 (23.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.9%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mentasta Lake: 117.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (4.1%), German (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Swiss (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 303.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mentasta Lake:

  • High school or higher: 68.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 28.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mentasta Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 53.6%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 3.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.4%
Alaska:  6.7%

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

Mentasta Lake CDP:  0.4% ($380)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (234.6 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2271.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Slana, AK (4.3 miles) , Tanacross, AK (5.6 miles) , Tok, AK (5.7 miles ), Tetlin, AK (5.9 miles) , Nabesna, AK (6.5 miles) , Chistochina, AK (6.6 miles) , Northway Village, AK (7.1 miles) , Northway, AK (7.2 miles) .

Latitude: 62.92 N, Longitude: 143.53 W

Mentasta Lake household income distribution Mentasta Lake 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 (58%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Public administration (68%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Carpenters (18%)
  • Top executives (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (47%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)

Average climate in Mentasta Lake, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mentasta Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 568% 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 187.2 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 137.5 miles away from Mentasta Lake center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 242.3 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 168.3 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) earthquake occurred 284.9 miles away from Mentasta Lake center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 393.1 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mentasta Lake:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 187 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 237 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 237 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1262 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1266 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1282 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1288 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Mentasta Lake:

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Notable locations in Mentasta Lake: Log Cabin Inn (A), Mentasta Rescue Squad (B), Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium Mentasta Lake Clinic (C), Mentasta Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Mentasta Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Trail Creek (A), Snowshoe Creek (B), Log Cabin Creek (C), Little Tok River (D), Fish Creek (E), Bartell Creek (F). 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: 48.1%
(72.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  15.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Mentasta Lake compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mentasta Lake travel time to work - commute Mentasta Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (34%)
  • Electricity (17%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mentasta Lake 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%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mentasta Lake:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, 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.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $149,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,853
Total average daily truck traffic: 701
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,339

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Mentasta Lake (Lat: 62.932472 Lon: -143.795194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPWF379
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Tina M Pidgeon
    Registrant: Gci Communicaton Corp, 2550 Denali St, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Gci Mentasta Lake Es (Lat: 62.932472 Lon: -143.795194), Type: 22.9, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Jrobertson@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Gci Mentasta Lake Es (Lat: 62.932472 Lon: -143.795194), Type: 22.9, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Jrobertson@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

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