Newtok, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 354.
Population change since 2000: +10.3%
Males: 206  (58.4%)
Females: 148  (41.6%)
Median resident age:

23.4 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99559.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,676 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Newtok:

$45,676
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,368 (it was $9,514 in 2000)

Newtok CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $101,965 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Newtok:

$101,965
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $119,641; detached houses: $120,821

Median gross rent in 2017: $435.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newtok: 105.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 41.1%
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  • Races in Newtok, AK (2010)
    • 34096.0%American Indian alone
    • 102.8%White alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Newtok, Alaska as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newtok is 101 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 345 people per square mile   (very low).

Newtok, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Newtok CDP:

0.8% ($388)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (497.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2754.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Mertarvik, AK (3.2 miles),
Nightmute, AK (5.4 miles ),
Toksook Bay, AK (5.7 miles ),
Tununak, AK (5.7 miles ),
Chevak, AK (7.1 miles ),
Chefornak, AK (7.5 miles ),
Hooper Bay, AK (7.9 miles ),
Mekoryuk, AK (8.1 miles )

Latitude: 60.94 N, Longitude: 164.64 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Newtok, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newtok, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Newtok, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (23.8%)
  • Educational services (20.8%)
  • Utilities (8.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (17.9%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Utilities (10.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (10.3%)
  • Air transportation (7.7%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (27.4%)
  • Educational services (25.8%)
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Utilities (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Newtok, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (15.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.3%)
  • Child care workers (9.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)

Average climate in Newtok, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Newtok-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 367% 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 569.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 450.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 477.7 miles away from Newtok center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 483.4 miles away from Newtok center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 411.4 miles away from Newtok 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 571.7 miles away from Newtok center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newtok topographic map

Airports and other landing facilities located in Newtok:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newtok:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 495 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 496 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 593 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1834 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1837 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1837 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1857 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Newtok:

  • AYAPRUN SCHOOL (Students: 122, Location: 112 VILLAGE ROAD, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Yukon Kuskokwim Health Manguan Health Clinic (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Bethel Census Area 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 Newtok and their reported violations in the past:

NEWTOK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 435, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • 40 routine major monitoring violations
  • 317 regular monitoring violations
  • 277 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

5.1 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.4%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.9%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Newtok:

Marital status in Newtok, AK
  • Never married: 55.6%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 0.8%

For population 25 years and over in Newtok:

  • High school or higher: 71.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Alaska average:

10.6

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Newtok
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Newtok, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
This county:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Bethel Census Area:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.8%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newtok:

42.9%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Newtok:

29.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newtok:

23.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newtok:

9.5%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newtok:

31.5%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Newtok:

53.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Newtok:

80.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newtok, AK Residents

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newtok:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newtok:

  • K02LN (Channel 2; NEWTOK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MT (Channel 4; NEWTOK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Newtok (Lat: 60.943611 Lon: -164.630278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.6 m, Overall height: 22.8 m, Call Sign: WPOJ849
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, 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:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • David H Heimke, Within The Village Of Newtok (Lat: 60.943611 Lon: -164.630278), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: United Utilities, Inc., Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 273-5289
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of Newtok (Lat: 60.943611 Lon: -164.630278), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: United Utilities, Inc., Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 273-5289
  • Jimmy Sipes, Lot 1 Uss 4042 (Lat: 60.938389 Lon: -164.631583), Type: 16.8, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 700-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Lot 1 Uss 4042 (Lat: 60.938389 Lon: -164.631583), Type: 16.8, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 700-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Lot 1 Uss 4042 (Lat: 60.938389 Lon: -164.631583), Type: 19.8, Structure height: 02050 m, Overall height: 15.2 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 700-8725

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Newtok Airstrip (Lat: 60.938111 Lon: -164.635667), Call Sign: WCH8, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.300 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-2 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 305C , Serial Number: 108-3305, Year manufactured: 1947, Certificate Issue Date: 10/24/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick E Shelp, Bia School, Newtok, AK 99559

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newtok, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Newtok compared to Alaska state average:

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

Newtok on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
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