Moose Creek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 747. Population change since 2000: +37.8%
Males: 440  (59.0%)
Females: 307  (41.0%)
Median resident age:  24.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99705.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,350 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Moose Creek:

$50,350
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,602 (it was $17,980 in 2000)

Moose Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $166,859 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Moose Creek:

$166,859
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $838.

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  • Races in Moose Creek, AK (2010)

    Moose Creek races chart
    • 56675.8%White alone
    • 445.9%Two or more races
    • 385.1%American Indian alone
    • 375.0%Black alone
    • 364.8%Hispanic
    • 212.8%Asian alone
    • 50.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Moose Creek: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.7%), Irish (7.0%), Russian (5.8%), French (5.1%), English (5.0%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 523 feet

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 472 people per square mile   (low).

Moose Creek,AK real estate house value index trend

Moose Creek, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Moose Creek:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moose Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 57.5%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,695 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (256.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2437.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Eielson AFB, AK (2.2 miles ), North Pole, AK (2.5 miles ), Badger, AK (3.0 miles ), Two Rivers, AK (3.2 miles ), Salcha, AK (3.7 miles ), Pleasant Valley, AK (3.7 miles ), Steele Creek, AK (4.0 miles ), Fairbanks, AK (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 64.71 N, Longitude: 147.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Moose Creek household income distribution Moose Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (45%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (32%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (13%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (27%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (24%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Moose Creek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Moose Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 576% 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 255.9 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 82.9 miles away from Moose Creek center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 125.0 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1995 at 05:23:18, a magnitude 6.2 (5.7 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.2 ML, Depth: 5.7 mi) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Moose Creek 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 330.2 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)
Moose Creek topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Moose Creek:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 22 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 258 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 258 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1426 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1430 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1447 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1452 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: North Star Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Moose Creek (A), Garrison Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Fairbanks North Star Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.181. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.181
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.12. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.12
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 17.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.9%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.0
Alaska average:

10.4

Moose Creek travel time to work - commute Moose Creek mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moose Creek CDP (based on Fairbanks North Star Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,98771
Other5,34723
Catholic4,1955
Mainline Protestant3,96917
Black Protestant4716
Orthodox1351
None69,477-
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: 7
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Moose Creek:

48.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

15.1%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Moose Creek:

23.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Moose Creek:

57.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moose Creek, AK Residents

11.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.48%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,204 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.37%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.61% ($44,009 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.25% ($36,021)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.23% ($46,553)


11.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,511 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.43%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($52,526 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($42,791)
to El Paso County, TX  0.24% ($39,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moose Creek:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Moose Creek:

  • K203CT (88.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)
  • KUWL (103.9 FM; COLLEGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWLF (98.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAKQ-FM (101.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKED (104.7 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Moose Creek:

  • KFXF (Channel 7; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • K13XD (Channel 13; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: TANANA VALLEY TELEVISION COMPANY)

Moose Creek fatal accident list:

Dec 9, 2005 10:57 PM, Pipeline Mp 475, Moose Creek Bridge, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 14, 2004 12:33 AM, Old Richardson Hwy, Baker St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Moose Creek Bluff (Lat: 64.726528 Lon: -147.214639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 19 m, Call Sign: WPMA812
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHzGrant Date: 04/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/07/2023, Certifier: Robert FreyRegistrant: Personal Page Inc., 800 E. Dimond Ste 3-395, Anchorage, AK 99515, Phone: (907) 349-4928, Fax: (907) 451-7987

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$236,4521$184,6809$195,4501$28,160
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$171,7000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$205,5901$26,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$129,1500$03$175,2300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$129,2200$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$127,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0015.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64%)
  • Coal or coke (12%)
  • Other fuel (11%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Moose Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Moose Creek on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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