Nikolai, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 56  (66.0%)
Females: 30  (34.0%)
Median resident age:

33.5 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99691

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,449 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Nikolai:

$36,449
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,434 (it was $11,029 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $53,557 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Nikolai:

$53,557
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $54,412; detached houses: $53,399

Median gross rent in 2019: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nikolai: 102.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.1%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Nikolai, AK (2019)
    • 13495.0%American Indian alone
    • 53.5%White alone
    • 53.5%Two or more races
    • 32.1%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Black alone



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Nikolai, Alaska as of November 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nikolai is 40 to 1.


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Latest news from Nikolai, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 4.53 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Nikolai, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nikolai city:

0.9% ($700)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (195.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2527.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

McGrath, AK (6.1 miles ),
Takotna, AK (7.3 miles),
Lake Minchumina, AK (9.4 miles),
Stony River, AK (10.5 miles),
Lime Village, AK (11.0 miles),
Flat, AK (11.0 miles),
Petersville, AK (11.1 miles),
Skwentna, AK (11.3 miles)

Latitude: 63.01 N, Longitude: 154.38 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Nikolai, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Nikolai, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.9%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Nikolai, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Nikolai-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 5851% 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 258.8 miles away from Nikolai center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 124.8 miles away from Nikolai 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) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 218.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 410.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2018 at 17:29:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 29.0 mi) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from Nikolai 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 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Nikolai topographic map

Airports located in Nikolai:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nikolai:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 194 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 194 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 237 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1553 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1556 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1565 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1577 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Nikolai:

See full list of schools located in Nikolai

Library in Nikolai:

  • NIKOLAI COMMUNITY/SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,359; Location: TOP OF THE KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL BUILDIN; 4,100 books; 80 audio materials; 120 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 20 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nikolai: Nikolai Fire Department (A), Southcentral Foundation Nikolai Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Dzondzeda Mina' (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.1%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

16.2%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Nikolai:

Marital status in Nikolai, AK
  • Never married: 65.8%
  • Now married: 22.3%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

For population 25 years and over in Nikolai:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Nikolai, AK (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,14818
Catholic1,45310
Evangelical Protestant1645
Other87-
Orthodox853
None1,651-
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Here:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Nikolai:

43.2%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Nikolai:

29.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Nikolai:

27.8%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nikolai:

13.4%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Nikolai:

45.1%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Nikolai:

53.7%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nikolai, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$7,674
Totals for Government 0$0 7$7,674

Nikolai government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($360.47)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($360.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($197.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $542,000 ($6302.33)
    Liquor Stores: $57,000 ($662.79)
    Central Staff Services: $42,000 ($488.37)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($302.33)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($162.79)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($151.16)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($151.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,000 ($151.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $273,000 ($3174.42)

Nikolai government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($162.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($116.28)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,000 ($93.02)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,000 ($46.51)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $134,000 ($1558.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,000 ($93.02)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $78,000 ($906.98)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($162.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $387,000 ($4500.00)
    General Local Government Support: $37,000 ($430.23)
    Other: $32,000 ($372.09)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($360.47)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($360.47)
    Highways: $14,000 ($162.79)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,000 ($290.70)
    Property: $18,000 ($209.30)
    Other License: $1,000 ($11.63)

Nikolai government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $412,000 ($4790.70)

4.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.16% ($41,523 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nikolai:

  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Nikolai:

  • K09PR (Channel 9; NIKOLAI, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MB (Channel 4; NIKOLAI, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • 111 Bumble Bee Lake Rd (Lat: 62.968833 Lon: -154.160611), Type: Pole, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WHI45,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.19740 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16590 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/1993, Expiration Date: 12/22/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: John R Runkle, Nikolai, AK 99691

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nikolai, AK
  • 78.8%Wood
  • 21.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nikolai, AK
  • 70.6%Wood
  • 29.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Nikolai compared to Alaska state average:

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