Newtok, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 354. Population change since 2000: +10.3%
Males: 204  (57.7%)
Females: 150  (42.3%)
Median resident age:  22.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99559.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,567 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Newtok:

$38,567
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $8,880 (it was $9,514 in 2000)

Newtok CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $114,042 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Newtok:

$114,042
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $140,882; Detached houses: $142,542

Median gross rent in 2015: $380.

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  • Races in Newtok, AK (2010)

    Newtok races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Newtok: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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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

For population 25 years and over in Newtok:

  • High school or higher: 72.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 24.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newtok CDP:

  • Never married: 60.0%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 0.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Newtok, Alaska as of March 24, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Newtok to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


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

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

13.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (42%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (36%)
  • Sales and related occupations (33%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

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 Newtok center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 477.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 483.4 miles away from the city 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 the city 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 42.3%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Alaska average:

10.2

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

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

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
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  1.51% ($36,474 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.54% ($37,214)
from Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($24,423)


6.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Alaska average:

8.83%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.15% ($42,486 average AGI)
to Wade Hampton Census Area, AK  0.50% ($32,615)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.37% ($52,053)

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 MHzGrant 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:

2
  • David H Heimke, Within The Village Of Newtok (Lat: 60.943611 Lon: -164.630278), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of Newtok (Lat: 60.943611 Lon: -164.630278), Type: 22.8, Overall height: 21.6 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

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 MHzGrant Date: 09/23/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: 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
    Registrant (Individual): Patrick E Shelp, Bia School, Newtok, AK 99559

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86%)
  • Electricity (14%)

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.
  • 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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