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Population in 2010: 52. Population change since 2000: -37.3%
Males: 20  (38.7%)
Females: 32  (61.3%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,721 (it was $43,750 in 2000)
Nelson Lagoon:

$36,721
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,192

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $270,445 (it was $116,700 in 2000)
Nelson Lagoon:

$270,445
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $178,556; Detached houses: $178,556

Median gross rent in 2012: $800.

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  • American Indian alone - 39 (75.0%)
  • White alone - 10 (19.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nelson Lagoon: 112.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (5.3%), Irish (2.6%), Norwegian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 135.3 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Nelson Lagoon:

  • High school or higher: 56.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Nelson Lagoon CDP:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (545.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2521.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Sand Point, AK (7.3 miles ), Ivanof Bay, AK (8.2 miles) , King Cove, AK (8.8 miles ), Perryville, AK (8.9 miles) , Cold Bay, AK (9.0 miles) , Chignik Lake, AK (9.8 miles) , Chignik Lagoon, AK (10.2 miles) , Chignik, AK (10.5 miles) .

Latitude: 56.00 N, Longitude: 161.20 W

Area code: 907

Nelson Lagoon household income distribution Nelson Lagoon home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Earthquake activity:

Nelson Lagoon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 201% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/13/1993 at 11:59:49, a magnitude 6.9 (6.4 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MS, 6.9 MW, Depth: 20.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/13/1999 at 01:33:40, a magnitude 6.4 (6.0 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.4 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 18.6 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from Nelson Lagoon center
On 5/25/1993 at 23:16:43, a magnitude 6.3 (6.2 MB, 5.8 MS, 6.2 MW, 6.3 ML, Depth: 22.9 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/14/1995 at 17:33:50, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 5.9 MS, 5.9 MS, 6.2 MW, Depth: 21.8 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/20/2000 at 06:13:02, a magnitude 6.0 (5.7 MB, 6.0 ME, 5.8 MW, Depth: 137.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from Nelson Lagoon center
On 4/6/1974 at 03:56:01, a magnitude 6.0 (6.0 MB, 5.3 MS) earthquake occurred 71.4 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)

Airports located in Nelson Lagoon:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nelson Lagoon:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 544 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 761 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1684 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1686 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1704 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Olympic College (about 1724 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Everett Community College (about 1724 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)

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Lakes: Big Fish Lake (A), Coast Lake (B), Salt Water Lagoon (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Caribou River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Aleutians East Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Nelson Lagoon and their reported violations in the past:

NELSON LAGOON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 83, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAR-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In FEB-2005
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2004
  • 13 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005
  • 41 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 58 regular monitoring violations
  • 85 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 45.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 59.1% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Nelson Lagoon compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Religion statistics for Nelson Lagoon CDP (based on Aleutians East Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 11.05%
Here11.0%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Aleutians East Borough:

17.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians East Borough:

28.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,273 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



18.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,488 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

18.39%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.09% ($30,071 average AGI)
to King County, WA  2.09% ($28,214)
to San Diego County, CA  1.79% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nelson Lagoon:

  • KSDP (830 AM; 1 kW; SAND POINT, AK; Owner: ALEUTIAN PENINSULA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Nelson Lagoon:

  • K09QM (Channel 9; NELSON LAGOON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LQ (Channel 4; NELSON LAGOON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Nelson Lagoon fatal accident list:

Oct 15, 2007 00:10 AM, Airport Road, Lat: 54.306767, Lon: -165.499889, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The City Of Nelson Lagoon (Lat: 55.999722 Lon: -161.206361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WPOL233
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2009, Expiration Date: 10/21/2019, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Nelson Lagoon Primary (Lat: 55.999722 Lon: -161.206361), Type: 22.9, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Clynch@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Nelson Lagoon Primary (Lat: 55.999722 Lon: -161.206361), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02013 m, Overall height: 18.3 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Clynch@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 825PK , Serial Number: 18-8789, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/06/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Franz Point, Nelson Lagoon, AK 99571


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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