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Population in 2010: 71. Population change since 2000: -25.3%
Males: 36  (50.8%)
Females: 35  (49.2%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99764

Estimated median household income in 2012: $83,046 (it was $59,375 in 2000)
Northway:

$83,046
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,797

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $283,323 (it was $96,700 in 2000)
Northway:

$283,323
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $196,639; Detached houses: $196,639

Median gross rent in 2012: $400.

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  • American Indian alone - 56 (78.9%)
  • White alone - 8 (11.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (8.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Northway: 107.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (5.0%), French (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1713 feet

Land area: 19.2 square miles.

Population density: 3.7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Northway:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northway CDP:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 74.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 2.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.7%
Alaska:  6.4%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (282.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2241.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Northway Village, AK (1.3 miles) , Northway Junction, AK (2.2 miles) , Tetlin, AK (4.8 miles) , Alcan Border, AK (5.4 miles) , Tok, AK (6.5 miles ), Mentasta Lake, AK (7.2 miles) , Tanacross, AK (7.3 miles) , Nabesna, AK (7.4 miles) .

Latitude: 62.97 N, Longitude: 141.91 W

Area code: 907

Northway household income distribution Northway home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (67%)
  • Utilities (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (49%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


Average climate in Northway, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Northway-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 390% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/8/2002 at 04:04:17, a magnitude 5.5 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.0 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:30:50, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Northway center
On 11/8/2002 at 20:29:02, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.1 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/2002 at 01:33:30, a magnitude 5.2 (4.7 MB, 5.2 ML, 4.9 ML, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 23:11:50, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 5.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from Northway center
On 11/4/2002 at 01:38:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.9 ML, 4.5 ML) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Airports located in Northway:

  • Northway Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 4,000, Itinerant Ops: 8,000, Local Ops: 3,500, Military Ops: 300)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Northway:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 223 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 285 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1226 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1230 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1252 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1281 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1289 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Northway:

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Library in Northway:

  • NORTHWAY COMMUNITY/SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,350; Location: MILE 5 NORTHWAY ROAD; 2,827 books; 210 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Northway: Kathakne Village (A), Tanana Chiefs Conference Northway Clinic (B), Northway First Responder Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Long Lake (A), Dog Lake (B), Fish Lake (C), Hudeuc Lake (D), Pullin Lake (E), Tushaday Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Open Creek (A), Nabesna Slough (B), Mark Creek (C), Charlieskin Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Northway Airport Services (Po Box 410) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 

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

NORTHWAY WASHETERIA/CLINIC (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
AK GATEWAY SD - NORTHWAY SCH (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-10-2001 to MAY-17-2001), St Boil Water Order (MAY-18-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-22-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and JUL-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2000)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
NORTHWAY COMMUNITY HALL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-18-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-18-2000 to AUG-25-2000), St Other (SEP-12-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (4 times from SEP-15-2000 to NOV-06-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-1994), St BCA signed (FEB-16-1994)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NAABIA NIIGN NORTHWAY LAUNDRY (Address: MILE 1263 ALASKA HIGHWAY , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2002), St Boil Water Order (JUN-13-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2002), St Other (JUN-21-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHISANA VIEW LOUNGE (Address: MILE 1263 ALASKA HIGHWAY , Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.3%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.2% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Northway, AK

Northway compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above 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


Northway travel time to work - commute


Northway mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (80%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Northway CDP (based on Southeast Fairbanks Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.46%
Here21.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents23.8%20.8%14.2%14.2%27.0%
Congregations7.1%14.3%21.4%14.3%42.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

32.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

12.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.37%
Alaska average:

9.33%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.09% ($33,038 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.00% ($60,760)


10.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,573 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.21%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.63% ($37,328 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($38,917)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.62% ($38,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Northway:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Northway:

  • K02LB (Channel 2; NORTHWAY, AK; Owner: NORTHWAY VILLAGE COUNCIL)
  • K04KP (Channel 4; NORTHWAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Northway fatal accident list:

Aug 21, 1995 04:00 AM, Northway, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Northway)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Beaver Creek, 3 Mi Ne (Lat: 63.050056 Lon: -141.740389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WNTG579
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • NORTHWAY, Northway Airport 736' From Runway (Lat: 62.963000 Lon: -141.923556), Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WPNN545
    Assigned Frequencies: 6736.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/2008, Expiration Date: 02/01/2019
    Registrant: At&t Corp, 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:
  • NORTHWAY, Within Village (Lat: 62.961611 Lon: -141.933833), Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WDU700
    Assigned Frequencies: 2163.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2000
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 1200 Peachtree St, 5w30, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4020, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Solo Creek 80 Mi S (Lat: 61.842694 Lon: -141.846556), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KBG75, Licensee ID: L00018123
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 5.13590 MHz, 5.16590 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 8.07140 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/1994, Expiration Date: 11/08/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Henrietta R Vaden, 1903 W 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517-2608

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0HB
    Grant Date: 05/07/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2007, Cancellation Date: 05/08/2009
    Registrant: Rosemarie Maher, Northway, AK 99764
  • Call Sign: KL7ORT, Previous Call Sign: WL7VS, Licensee ID: L01355338
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 02/06/2018
    Registrant: Terry J Maher, Northway, AK 99764

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 84345 , Serial Number: 17258432, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 06/26/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Henrietta R Vaden, Po Box 408, Northway, AK 99764


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