Nulato, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 248 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.2%
Males: 127  (51.6%)
Females: 121  (48.4%)
Median resident age:

29.4 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99765.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,638 (it was $25,114 in 2000)
Nulato:

$35,638
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,541 (it was $8,966 in 2000)

Nulato city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,064 (it was $43,300 in 2000)
Nulato:

$86,064
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $74,342; detached houses: $75,075

Median gross rent in 2017: $563.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nulato: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.6%
(29.5% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Nulato, AK (2010)
    • 24893.9%American Indian alone
    • 134.9%White alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Two or more races

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

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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1963

Land area: 42.7 square miles.

Population density: 5.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Nulato, Alaska map

7 residents are foreign born (1.5% Oceania, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.1%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nulato city:

1.3% ($550)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (358.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2687.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Koyukuk, AK (4.0 miles),
Kaltag, AK (5.8 miles ),
Galena, AK (6.0 miles ),
Ruby, AK (8.8 miles),
Huslia, AK (9.2 miles ),
Koyuk, AK (9.5 miles ),
Shaktoolik, AK (9.8 miles ),
Unalakleet, AK (10.0 miles )

Latitude: 64.73 N, Longitude: 158.11 W

Area code: 907

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

17.4%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Nulato, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (33.3%)
  • Public administration (25.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (11.1%)
  • Utilities (6.9%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.6%)
  • Construction (2.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (41.2%)
  • Public administration (23.5%)
  • Utilities (14.7%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (26.3%)
  • Educational services (26.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (15.8%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (10.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Nulato, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (8.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.3%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20.6%)
  • Plant and system operators (14.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (15.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (15.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (10.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Nulato, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Nulato-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 406% 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 417.8 miles away from Nulato 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 218.7 miles away from Nulato 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 323.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 110.2 miles away from Nulato center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 311.6 miles away from Nulato center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 252.4 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Nulato topographic map

Airports located in Nulato:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nulato:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 303 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 357 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 358 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1705 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1708 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1719 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1730 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Nulato:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nulato: Benedum Landing (A), Tanana Chiefs Conference Nulato Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Nulato River (A), Mukluk Creek (B). Display/hide their locations 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

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

NULATO RIVER WELL (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.3%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Nulato:

Marital status in Nulato, AK
  • Never married: 54.0%
  • Now married: 30.8%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in Nulato:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 41.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Alaska average:

10.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Nulato, 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
This county:

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
This county:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Nulato:

46.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Nulato:

43.0%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Nulato:

29.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Nulato:

27.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Nulato:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Nulato:

35.9%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.7%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Nulato:

81.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nulato, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 2$4,170$25,0200$0
Sewerage 1$2,949$35,3880$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,813$21,7561$583
Police Protection - Officers 1$1,459$17,5080$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,354$28,2480$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 2$3,355
Totals for Government 6$12,745$25,4903$3,938

Nulato government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $15,000 ($60.48)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $627,000 ($2528.23)
    Central Staff Services: $182,000 ($733.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $121,000 ($487.90)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($383.06)
    Electric Utilities: $57,000 ($229.84)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($193.55)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($153.23)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($137.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $270,000 ($1088.71)

Nulato government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $597,000 ($2407.26)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($209.68)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($129.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($96.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($129.03)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($32.26)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($24.19)
    Rents: $5,000 ($20.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($266.13)
    Electric Utilities: $40,000 ($161.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $109,000 ($439.52)

Nulato government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $381,000 ($1536.29)

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 Nulato:

  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • 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)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Nulato:

  • K02KW (Channel 2; NULATO, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04JF (Channel 4; NULATO, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF NULATO)

Nulato fatal accident list:

Jan 17, 2010 03:10 AM, Dinnega St., Lat: 64.729636, Lon: -158.110728, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 18, 2003 03:00 AM, Stickman Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 29, 2002 10:30 PM, Main Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 29, 1995 00:20 AM, Danegga, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 8, 1984 05:00 AM, Nulato Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.0mTotal length
  • 13Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Sis Street (Lat: 64.735194 Lon: -158.114944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 8.8 m, Overall height: 11.9 m, Call Sign: WQKY736, Licensee ID: L00009200
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2009, Expiration Date: 10/28/2019, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Public Safety Bldg (Lat: 64.719639 Lon: -158.095278), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPMT942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.300 MHz, Grant Date: 12/22/1998, Expiration Date: 12/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2004, Certifier: Randy Bonn, Registrant: Communications Equipment And Servic, 1010 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Fax: (907) 451-7897

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • NULATO, Front Street (Lat: 64.717694 Lon: -158.109806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQUQ588, Licensee ID: L01175545,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2014, Expiration Date: 09/11/2024, Certifier: Christopher J Mcneal, Registrant: Drs Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., 307 1st Street West, Polson, MT 59860, Phone: (800) 330-0784, Email:
  • Final Repeater, Near Koyukuk (Lat: 64.991111 Lon: -158.082667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQZF365,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz, 6212.06 MHz... (+54 more), Grant Date: 04/28/2017, Expiration Date: 04/28/2027, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Pauline Peter Residence (Lat: 64.718806 Lon: -158.105278), Type: Pole, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KWC27, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 3.29440 MHz, 3.35540 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 5.20890 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Lat: 64.718806 Lon: -158.052500, Call Sign: WXH9, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.300 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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL2PT, Licensee ID: L01450457, Grant Date: 12/09/2008, Expiration Date: 12/09/2018, Certifier: Henry V Madros, Registrant: Henry V Madros, Nulato, AK 99765

Most common first names in Nulato, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George275.5 years
Andrew276.0 years
Frank267.5 years
Mary263.5 years
Most common last names in Nulato, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Demoski455.2 years
Peter460.5 years
Silas436.7 years
Esmailka376.3 years
Peters380.6 years
Agnes248.0 years
Ambrose285.0 years
Joe280.5 years
Mountain267.1 years
Stickman277.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nulato, AK
  • 66.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nulato, AK
  • 72.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.8%Wood


Nulato 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 below state average.

Nulato on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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