Newhalen, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 190 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +18.8%
Males: 93  (49.0%)
Females: 97  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  23.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Zip code: 99640

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,222 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Newhalen:

$37,222
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,389 (it was $9,448 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $143,222 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
Newhalen:

$143,222
AK:

$267,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $176,617; Detached houses: $176,753

Median gross rent in 2016: $875.

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  • Races in Newhalen, AK (2010)

    Newhalen races chart
    • 14777.4%American Indian alone
    • 2312.1%Two or more races
    • 147.4%White alone
    • 52.6%Hispanic
    • 10.5%Black alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Newhalen: 106.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 96 feet

Land area: 6.05 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Newhalen, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Newhalen:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 31.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newhalen city:

  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

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

Newhalen city:  0.8% ($1,056)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (202.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2418.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Iliamna, AK (1.8 miles) , Nondalton, AK (4.1 miles ), Pope-Vannoy Landing, AK (4.3 miles) , Kokhanok, AK (4.5 miles) , Pedro Bay, AK (5.2 miles) , Port Alsworth, AK (6.3 miles) , Igiugig, AK (6.7 miles) , Levelock, AK (9.0 miles) .

Latitude: 59.73 N, Longitude: 154.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Newhalen household income distribution Newhalen home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -1 (-0.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Average climate in Newhalen, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Newhalen-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 720% 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 264.0 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 189.4 miles away from Newhalen center
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 353.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 321.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from Newhalen center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 330.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Newhalen topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newhalen:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 201 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 201 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 421 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1490 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1493 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1493 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1513 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Newhalen: Newhalen Volunteer Fire Department (A), Bristol Bay Area Health Newhalen Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.6%
(28.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  86.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Alaska average:

9.9

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newhalen city (based on Lake and Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox1,14310
Other5-
None483-
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

34.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Newhalen:

48.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newhalen:

45.0%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newhalen:

22.5%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newhalen:

10.6%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Newhalen:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.6%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Newhalen:

52.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newhalen, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Newhalen government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $49,000 ($257.89)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($78.95)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($57.89)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($26.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($26.32)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($268.42)

Newhalen government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $20,000 ($105.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($84.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($26.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $30,000 ($157.89)
    All Other: $4,000 ($21.05)

10.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.83%
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  3.55% ($24,650 average AGI)


9.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.87%
Alaska average:

8.83%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Newhalen:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Newhalen:

  • K04KO (Channel 4; ILIAMNA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07RV (Channel 7; ILIAMNA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09TS (Channel 9; PEDRO BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Newhalen (Lat: 59.720972 Lon: -154.896056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WPWF379
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 12/04/2012, Expiration Date: 11/04/2022, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: Telecommunications Law Professionals Pllc, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, Nw Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 789-3120, Fax: (202) 789-3112, Email:

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

NEWHALEN (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2010)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 32 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
  • 168 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

Newhalen compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.
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