Metlakatla, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,405. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 754  (53.7%)
Females: 651  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  31.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99926.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,700 (it was $43,516 in 2000)
Metlakatla:

$50,700
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,768 (it was $16,140 in 2000)

Metlakatla CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,651 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
Metlakatla:

$117,651
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $130,143; Detached houses: $149,787; Mobile homes: $56,642

Median gross rent in 2013: $691.

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  • Races in Metlakatla, AK (2013)

    Metlakatla races chart
    • 1,30681.7%American Indian alone
    • 1378.6%Two or more races
    • 976.1%White alone
    • 633.9%Hispanic
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 30.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Metlakatla: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (2.2%), English (1.4%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.32 square miles.

Population density: 606 people per square mile   (low).

Metlakatla, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Metlakatla:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metlakatla CDP:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.2%
Alaska:

5.9%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Metlakatla, Alaska as of September 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Metlakatla to the number of sex offenders is 156 to 1.


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

Metlakatla CDP:  0.8% ($761)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (586.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (653.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1587.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Saxman, AK (3.7 miles ), Ketchikan, AK (4.0 miles ), Loring, AK (5.7 miles) , Kasaan, AK (6.6 miles) , Hydaburg, AK (7.0 miles ), Meyers Chuck, AK (7.1 miles) , Hollis, AK (7.2 miles) , Thorne Bay, AK (7.4 miles ).

Latitude: 55.13 N, Longitude: 131.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Metlakatla household income distribution Metlakatla home values distribution
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Metlakatla, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Metlakatla-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from Metlakatla center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/17/2001 at 20:11:30, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.2 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from Metlakatla center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 454.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Metlakatla topographic map

Birthplace of: Chris Bryant - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs).

Hospitals and medical centers near Metlakatla:

  • KETCHIKAN GENERAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; KETCHIKAN, AK)

located in Metlakatla:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metlakatla:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 584 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 587 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 599 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 609 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 636 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 643 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 646 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high school in Metlakatla:

Public elementary/middle schools in Metlakatla:

  • RICHARD JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 153, Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • CHARLES R. LEASK SR. MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • ALASKA VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 4 MILTON ST., Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Metlakatla

Library in Metlakatla:

  • CENTENNIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $51,533; Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET; 8,978 books; 45 audio materials; 211 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • no tv stations are receivable in Metlakatla, except by satallite or cable

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Notable locations in Metlakatla: Indian Health Service Annette Island Service Unit (A), Metlakatla Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotel: Tuck'Em Inn (Box 574 Hillcrest Road).

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.9% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Metlakatla, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Metlakatla CDP (based on Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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: 5
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.9%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Metlakatla:

30.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Metlakatla:

11.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Metlakatla:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.6%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Metlakatla:

53.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Metlakatla, AK Residents

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Metlakatla:

  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metlakatla:

  • KFMJ (99.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: TLP COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KGTW (106.7 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K248AI (97.5 FM; CRAIG, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K258AD (99.5 FM; CRAIG, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Metlakatla:

  • K07SL (Channel 7; METLAKATLA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11QZ (Channel 11; METLAKATLA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K15AR (Channel 15; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K21AH (Channel 21; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Metlakatla fatal accident list:

Jan 30, 1999 04:99 AM, Airport Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 11, 1990 00:35 AM, Airport Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 28, 1988 05:05 PM, Second Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $43,000Total costs
  • 225Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 384Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Police Station 8th Ave (Lat: 55.128833 Lon: -131.574167), Call Sign: KNGV997, Licensee ID: L00027011
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.250 MHz, 155.370 MHzGrant Date: 05/22/2003, Expiration Date: 06/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013Registrant: Metlakatla Indian Community, Metlakatla, AK 99926
  • Lat: 55.128444 Lon: -131.575194, Call Sign: WQUK370
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/2014, Expiration Date: 07/31/2024, Certifier: William GlumacRegistrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • 1504 Beach Rd (Tamgas) (Lat: 55.061944 Lon: -131.546389), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.2 m, Call Sign: WQVY862, Licensee ID: L00909994
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz, 153.725 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/2015, Expiration Date: 06/17/2025, Certifier: C. Paul BryantRegistrant: Metlakatla Power And Light, 3.5 Mile Airport Road, Metlakatla, AK 99926, Phone: (907) 886-4451, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WL7ADS, Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006, Registrant: Paul D Askren, Box 68 13th Ave, Metlakatla, AK 99926
  • Call Sign: WL7OT, Licensee ID: L01000603, Grant Date: 04/06/2005, Expiration Date: 04/06/2015, Registrant: Carol J Hildebrand, Hillcrest, Metlakatla, AK 99926

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Metlakatla, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John668.4 years
Charles476.5 years
Lillian481.5 years
Margaret477.7 years
Henry464.1 years
William469.3 years
Dorothy380.3 years
Frieda372.3 years
David375.3 years
Martha371.4 years
Most common last names in Metlakatla, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Booth1773.3 years
Williams1174.6 years
Dundas1070.3 years
Atkinson777.5 years
Nelson762.7 years
Hayward773.4 years
Leask780.7 years
Fawcett680.3 years
Haldane572.8 years
Milne477.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Businesses in Metlakatla, AK

  • AT&T: 1

Metlakatla compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black 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 college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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