Moose Pass, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 219. Population change since 2000: +6.3%
Males: 146  (66.7%)
Females: 73  (33.3%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years
Estimated median household income in 2013: $91,683 (it was $87,291 in 2000)
Moose Pass:

$91,683
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,727 (it was $28,147 in 2000)

Moose Pass CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $258,097 (it was $97,800 in 2000)
Moose Pass:

$258,097
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $276,086; Detached houses: $272,910
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  • Races in Moose Pass, AK (2010)

    Moose Pass races chart
    • 20191.8%White alone
    • 52.3%Hispanic
    • 41.8%Two or more races
    • 31.4%Black alone
    • 31.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.9%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Moose Pass: 111.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (27.4%), German (24.4%), Danish (10.4%), Irish (10.1%), French (2.1%), Norwegian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 18.0 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Moose Pass:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Moose Pass CDP:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 72.0%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

16 residents are foreign born (7.8% North America).

This place:

7.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,697 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (49.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2293.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Crown Point, AK (2.5 miles) , Primrose, AK (3.4 miles) , Cooper Landing, AK (3.5 miles ), Bear Creek, AK (4.8 miles ), Seward, AK (5.1 miles ), Sunrise, AK (5.1 miles) , Hope, AK (5.5 miles) , Lowell Point, AK (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 60.50 N, Longitude: 149.43 W

Area code: 907

Moose Pass household income distribution Moose Pass home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (50%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (31%)
  • Transportation occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Moose Pass, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Moose Pass-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 807% 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 70.6 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 217.2 miles away from Moose Pass center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 247.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 277.0 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 264.9 miles away from Moose Pass 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 327.1 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)

located in Moose Pass:

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 50 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 50 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 306 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1333 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1336 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1341 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1357 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public elementary/middle school in Moose Pass:

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Library in Moose Pass:

  • MOOSE PASS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,278; Location: 200 DEPOT ROAD; 5,686 books; 389 audio materials; 1,549 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 19 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Moose Pass: Wolf Trail Lodge (A), Moose Pass Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Company (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Carter Creek (A), Moose Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Trail Lake Lodge (Mile 295 Seward Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

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

TRAIL LAKE LODGE & MOTEL (Population served: 101, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2012. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012)
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 other older monitoring violations
TRAIL LAKE MOTEL (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Moose Pass that have no violations reported:

  • SUMMIT LAKE LODGE (Population served: 707, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Moose Pass compared to Alaska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Other fuel (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Moose Pass CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Moose Pass:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Moose Pass:

  • K07QT (Channel 7; MOOSE PASS, AK; Owner: MOOSE PASS SPORTSMANS CLUB)
  • K04KK (Channel 4; MOOSE PASS, AK; Owner: MOOSE PASS SPORTSMANS CLUB)
  • K15AP (Channel 15; MOOSE PASS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Moose Pass fatal accident list:

Jun 28, 2008 04:26 PM, Sr-9 Seward Hwy, Sr-1 Sterling Hwy, Lat: 60.53458, Lon: -149.54351, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 3, 2008 09:37 PM, Sr-9 Seward Hwy, Lat: 60.61556, Lon: -149.53086, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
Jun 26, 2007 03:40 PM, Sr-1 Seward Highway, Lat: 60.45022, Lon: -149.37029, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 2
May 5, 1997 04:48 PM, I-A3, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • $321,000Total costs
  • 25,679Total average daily traffic
  • 2,957Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,100Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 0.5 Miles West Of Moose Pass Along Hwy 9 (Lat: 60.488306 Lon: -149.371833), Structure height: 120 m, Call Sign: KNKR274
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 07/11/2016, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • Mile Post 28.5 Seward Highway (Lat: 60.476111 Lon: -149.368889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 25.6 m, Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: KNKQ402, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/2004, Expiration Date: 10/01/2014, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Stephen M Roberts, 31730 Post Office Dr. (Lat: 60.486500 Lon: -149.367278), Type: 49.7, Overall height: 48.8 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Tina Pidgeon, 31730 Post Office Dr. (Lat: 60.486500 Lon: -149.367278), Type: 49.7, Overall height: 48.8 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Clynch@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, 31730 Post Office Dr. (Lat: 60.486500 Lon: -149.367278), Type: 49.7, Structure height: 02122 m, Overall height: 48.8 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Clynch@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Dot Pf Maintenance Facility (Lat: 60.482750 Lon: -149.468778), Call Sign: KCN646, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2012, Expiration Date: 11/20/2022
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Mile 23 Seward Hwy (Lat: 60.357500 Lon: -149.368528), Call Sign: KWA934, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.250 MHz, 155.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2012, Expiration Date: 12/30/2022
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Moose Pass, Arr Maintenance Yard (Lat: 60.485833 Lon: -149.366389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 32 m, Call Sign: WNEN253
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/26/2011, Expiration Date: 04/11/2021
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • TERN LK, 7 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 60.532722 Lon: -149.534333), Overall height: 17.1 m, Call Sign: WKS50
    Assigned Frequencies: 6109.51 MHz, 6131.13 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7877, Fax: (907) 264-7169, Email:
  • MOOSE PASS, 8 Mi S (Lat: 60.475500 Lon: -149.371000), Overall height: 26.8 m, Call Sign: WKS51
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.20 MHz, 6404.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/01/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/25/1999
    Registrant: Alascom Inc, 1200 Peachtree St 15w27, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • VOSNESENKA, Within Confines Of (Lat: 59.801611 Lon: -151.103500), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WLK670
    Assigned Frequencies: 19025.0 MHz, 19025.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Mi 23 Seward Hwy Kenai Borough (Lat: 60.411083 Lon: -149.374639), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WHD62, Licensee ID: L00016697
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3544 MHz, 16.5294 MHz, 22.1604 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2000, Expiration Date: 05/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2005
    Registrant: Forest Nelson, Moose Pass, AK 99631

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0TA, Previous Call Sign: KL7IHS, Licensee ID: L00244887
    Grant Date: 11/17/2000, Expiration Date: 12/11/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/12/2012, Certifier: Joseph Silva
    Registrant: Joseph Silva, Moose Pass, AK 99631
  • Call Sign: WL7XV, Licensee ID: L00828900
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014, Certifier: Rebekah L Banse
    Registrant: Rebekah L Banse, 48178 Seward Hwy, Moose Pass, AK 99631


FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Moose Pass)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Moose Pass on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
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