Northway, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 71. Population change since 2000: -25.3%
Males: 28  (40.7%)
Females: 43  (59.3%)
Median resident age:  27.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99764

Estimated median household income in 2013: $90,329 (it was $59,375 in 2000)
Northway:

$90,329
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,818 (it was $16,430 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $341,398 (it was $96,700 in 2000)
Northway:

$341,398
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $248,957; Detached houses: $243,762

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,017.

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  • Races in Northway, AK (2010)

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    • 5678.9%American Indian alone
    • 811.3%White alone
    • 68.5%Two or more races
    • 11.4%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Northway: 111.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (4.1%), Scottish (2.5%).

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).

Northway, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Northway:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Northway CDP:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 74.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 1.0%

16 residents are foreign born (16.8% North America).

This place:

16.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Northway CDP:  0.5% ($500)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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 June 2014:
Here:

11.0%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (27%)
  • Public administration (27%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Educational services (48%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (36%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (55%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Northway, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Northway, Alaska average temperatures Northway, Alaska average precipitation Northway, Alaska humidity Northway, Alaska wind speed Northway, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Northway-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 509% 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 229.5 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 185.5 miles away from Northway center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 289.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 364.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 160.1 miles away from Northway center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 287.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), 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: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 285 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 285 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1226 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1230 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1248 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1252 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Northway:

See full list of schools located in Northway

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:

AK GATEWAY SD - NORTHWAY SCH (Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-16-2011)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
NAABIA NIIGN NORTHWAY (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHISANA VIEW LOUNGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.8%
(10.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% 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

Northway compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (77%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,01418
Other4342
Catholic3662
Mainline Protestant1824
None5,033-
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: 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%

10.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.43% ($49,303 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.77% ($42,238)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.37% ($49,000)


10.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.38% ($37,369 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.99% ($46,074)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.84% ($50,739)

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 persons involved: 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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