Nunapitchuk, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 530 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.7%
 
Males: 256  (48.4%)
Females: 274  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

26.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99641.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,969 (it was $29,286 in 2000)
Nunapitchuk:

$36,969
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $8,895 (it was $8,364 in 2000)

Nunapitchuk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $54,597 (it was $39,100 in 2000)
Nunapitchuk:

$54,597
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $102,242; detached houses: $100,338

Median gross rent in 2019: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Nunapitchuk: 103.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 54.2%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.1% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Nunapitchuk, AK (2019)
    • 1,028104.7%American Indian alone
    • 191.9%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Nunapitchuk, Alaska as of November 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Nunapitchuk is 92 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 7.86 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (very low).

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

1.7% ($663)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (424.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2685.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kasigluk, AK (1.7 miles ),
Atmautluak, AK (2.5 miles ),
Napakiak, AK (4.6 miles ),
Bethel, AK (4.9 miles ),
Oscarville, AK (5.1 miles),
Napaskiak, AK (5.2 miles ),
Akiachak, AK (5.9 miles ),
Kwethluk, AK (6.0 miles )

Latitude: 60.90 N, Longitude: 162.45 W

Area code: 907

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

11.8%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+22.6%).
Most common industries in Nunapitchuk, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (34.8%)
  • Public administration (23.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.9%)
  • Utilities (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (34.6%)
  • Public administration (28.2%)
  • Utilities (12.8%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
  • Air transportation (3.8%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (35.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (19.3%)
  • Public administration (17.5%)
  • Social assistance (14.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.0%)
  • Utilities (3.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Nunapitchuk, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (17.0%)
  • Cashiers (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (4.4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (9.0%)
  • Plant and system operators (7.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (21.1%)
  • Cashiers (21.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)

Average climate in Nunapitchuk, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
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Particulate Matter Level

Earthquake activity:

Nunapitchuk-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2218% 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 496.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 413.6 miles away from Nunapitchuk center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 423.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 412.9 miles away from the city 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 507.3 miles away from Nunapitchuk center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 353.0 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 (15).
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).
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Airports located in Nunapitchuk:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Nunapitchuk:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 423 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 423 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 535 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1761 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Peninsula College (about 1764 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Western Washington University (about 1764 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1784 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Nunapitchuk:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Nunapitchuk: Nunapitchuck Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Eliza Maxie Memorial Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations 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

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

NUNAPITCHUK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 496, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2011)
  • 24 routine major monitoring violations
  • 175 regular monitoring violations
  • 41 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.2%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Nunapitchuk:

Marital status in Nunapitchuk, AK
  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

For population 25 years and over in Nunapitchuk:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Nunapitchuk

Religion statistics for Nunapitchuk, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.9%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Nunapitchuk:

28.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Nunapitchuk:

29.8%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Nunapitchuk:

6.2%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Nunapitchuk:

31.3%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

50.6%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Nunapitchuk, 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
Police Protection - Officers 4$6,331$18,9931$877
Other and Unallocable 4$6,472$19,4164$2,405
Sewerage 4$3,202$9,6063$10,562
Financial Administration 3$12,351$49,4042$855
Water Supply 3$3,432$13,7285$3,122
Police - Other 2$2,542$15,2523$565
Firefighters 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$1,298
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$937
Totals for Government 20$34,330$20,59827$21,070

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,231,000 ($2322.64)
    Police Protection: $184,000 ($347.17)
    Sewerage: $161,000 ($303.77)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($86.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000 ($83.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($50.94)
    Electric Utilities: $12,000 ($22.64)
    Gas Utilities: $9,000 ($16.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($15.09)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($13.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($9.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $16,000 ($30.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($16.98)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($16.98)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($7.55)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($5.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $477,000 ($900.00)

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

  • Charges - Other: $1,322,000 ($2494.34)
    Sewerage: $168,000 ($316.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($18.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($28.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000 ($13.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($9.43)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $88,000 ($166.04)
    General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($149.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $46,000 ($86.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($7.55)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Nunapitchuk:

  • 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)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Nunapitchuk:

  • K02LZ (Channel 2; KASIGLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09UE (Channel 9; KASIGLUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 20.7mTotal length
  • 3,188Total average daily traffic
  • 292Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,076Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Nunapitchuk)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Nunapitchuk 638, Nunapitchuk Central Ofc (Lat: 60.897500 Lon: -162.456806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WHQ636,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/13/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, 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:

4
  • Nunapitchuk Airport (Lat: 60.893694 Lon: -162.468972), Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KFS5, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.100 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/27/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006, Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • 1/4 Mi Ne Of Post Office (Lat: 60.908972 Lon: -162.445361), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KIJ29, Licensee ID: L00107217,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, Grant Date: 10/03/1994, Expiration Date: 10/03/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Robert Nick, 1/4 Mi Ne Of Post Office, Nunapitchuk, AK 99641
  • House #07 (Lat: 60.896194 Lon: -162.463972), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KXP75,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.64440 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/1997, Expiration Date: 05/22/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2002, Registrant: Franklin Arthur Cook, House #07, Nunapitchuk, AK 99641
  • Church St (Lat: 60.900361 Lon: -162.436194), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHG823, Licensee ID: L00086399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/1996, Expiration Date: 05/31/2001, Cancellation Date: 09/02/2001, Registrant: Joseph Albrite Jr, Kasigluk, AK 99609

Most common first names in Nunapitchuk, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Natalia388.3 years
Anna283.5 years
Evan285.5 years
Ivan273.5 years
John277.5 years
Wassillie267.0 years
Most common last names in Nunapitchuk, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Andrew375.3 years
Tikiun374.7 years
Chase253.5 years
Gilman284.0 years
Toopelook277.5 years
Wassillie270.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Nunapitchuk, AK
  • 97.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Nunapitchuk, AK
  • 91.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 2.9%Electricity


Nunapitchuk 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.
  • 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.

Nunapitchuk on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #2 (99641) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Welsh first ancestries"
  • #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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