Moose Creek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 747.
Population change since 2000: +37.8%
Males: 480  (64.4%)
Females: 267  (35.6%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99705.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,179 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Moose Creek:

$60,179
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $51,692 (it was $17,980 in 2000)

Moose Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $222,346 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Moose Creek:

$222,346
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $264,083; detached houses: $271,434; townhouses or other attached units: $203,476; in 2-unit structures: $260,001; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $337,860; mobile homes: $34,071

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,145.

March 2019 cost of living index in Moose Creek: 103.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.2%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Moose Creek, AK (2019)
    • 57572.9%White alone
    • 769.6%Asian alone
    • 688.6%American Indian alone
    • 263.3%Two or more races
    • 232.9%Hispanic
    • 121.5%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: English (18.0%), Slovak (17.7%), European (10.2%), Polish (9.0%), Norwegian (7.5%), Italian (6.8%).

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, Alaska map

80 residents are foreign born (5.4% Europe).

This place:

10.3%
Alaska:

7.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Moose Creek CDP:

1.3% ($1,188)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

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

Distribution of median household income in Moose Creek, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Moose Creek, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Moose Creek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Vending machine operators (6.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (15.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (13.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (12.4%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (10.6%)
  • Truck transportation (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (8.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (31.9%)
  • Vending machine operators (15.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.7%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
Most common occupations in Moose Creek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.8%)
  • Food processing workers (7.4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (14.2%)
  • Food processing workers (13.3%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (12.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (15.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (8.8%)
  • Legal support workers (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Child care workers (7.7%)

Average climate in Moose Creek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 45.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.344. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.344
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.59. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.59
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 13.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Moose Creek-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 5200% 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 Moose Creek 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) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from the city 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 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from Moose Creek center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Moose Creek:

Marital status in Moose Creek, AK
  • Never married: 46.0%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Moose Creek:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

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.
Alaska:

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

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Moose Creek:

45.9%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.0%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.4%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Moose Creek:

23.8%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Moose Creek:

60.2%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.9%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Moose Creek, AK Residents

9.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.96%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,835 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.34%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.51% ($47,814 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.23% ($41,132)
from Pierce County, WA  0.20% ($49,105)


11.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.27%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,534 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.54%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.86% ($53,493 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.27% ($44,075)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.22% ($77,690)

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 17, 2019 04:23 PM, Old Richardson Hwy, Lat: 64.715381, Lon: -147.184039, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 27, 2017 03:25 AM, Sr-1 Richardson Hwy, Lat: 64.705983, Lon: -147.153028, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 2005 10:57 PM, Pipeline Mp 475, Moose Creek Bridge, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 14, 2004 12:33 AM, Old Richardson Hwy, Baker St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/07/2023, Certifier: Robert Frey, Registrant: Personal Page Inc., 800 E. Dimond Ste 3-395, Anchorage, AK 99515, Phone: (907) 349-4928, Fax: (907) 451-7987

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • MOOSE CREEK, 3391 Old Richardson Highway (Lat: 64.714778 Lon: -147.186639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQWW422,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2015, Expiration Date: 12/08/2025, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

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 in Moose Creek, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Moose Creek, AK - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Moose Creek, AK
  • 54.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Moose Creek, AK
  • 64.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 36.0%Coal or coke


Moose Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students 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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