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Population in 2012: 227 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 

Males: 140  (61.7%)
Females: 87  (38.3%)

Median resident age:  34.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99643.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,450 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Old Harbor:

$51,450
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,144

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,173 (it was $98,500 in 2000)
Old Harbor:

$84,173
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $74,125; Detached houses: $74,125

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,325.

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  • American Indian alone - 189 (86.7%)
  • White alone - 23 (10.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Old Harbor: 112.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (13.7%), Russian (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), United States (1.5%), English (1.2%), Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 21.0 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Old Harbor:

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Old Harbor city:

  • Never married: 59.5%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Old Harbor, Alaska as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Old Harbor to the number of sex offenders is 227 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $717 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (303.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2280.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Larsen Bay, AK (5.9 miles) , Akhiok, AK (6.1 miles) , Womens Bay, AK (6.7 miles ), Karluk, AK (6.9 miles) , Kodiak Station, AK (7.0 miles ), Port Lions, AK (7.0 miles ), Chiniak, AK (7.1 miles) , Kodiak, AK (7.3 miles ).

Latitude: 57.20 N, Longitude: 153.31 W

Area code: 907

Old Harbor household income distribution Old Harbor home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-17.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Educational services (44%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (28%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (31%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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Earthquake activity:

Old Harbor-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 984% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 9.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from Old Harbor center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/2001 at 16:02:44, a magnitude 7.0 (6.2 MB, 6.8 MS, 7.0 MW, 6.8 MW, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 20.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/6/1999 at 23:12:33, a magnitude 7.0 (6.8 MB, 7.0 MW, 7.0 ML, Depth: 41.0 mi) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from Old Harbor center
On 7/11/2000 at 01:32:28, a magnitude 6.8 (6.3 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.8 ME, 6.6 ML, Depth: 27.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 44.1 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)

Birthplace of: Sven Haakanson - Anthropologist.

Political contributions by individuals in Old Harbor, AK

Airports located in Old Harbor:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Old Harbor:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 303 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 561 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1393 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1396 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1415 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1437 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Olympic College (about 1439 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

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Notable locations in Old Harbor: Old Harbor Volunteer Fire Department / Village Response Team (A), Old Harbor Light (B), Kodiak Area Native Association Old Harbor Health Clinic (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kodiak Island Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.2%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.7%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Old Harbor, AK

Old Harbor compared to Alaska 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Old Harbor travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

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Religion statistics for Old Harbor city (based on Kodiak Island Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.61%
Here25.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChristian and Missionary Alliance
Adherents32.0%16.1%10.7%7.4%7.1%
Congregations5.0%20.0%5.0%10.0%5.0%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents7.1%4.9%3.4%2.3%9.0%
Congregations5.0%10.0%5.0%5.0%30.0%
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: 5
Kodiak Island Borough:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kodiak Island Borough:

26.6%
Alaska:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,064
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$598
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$192
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$288
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,144
Totals for Government 0$0 10$3,286

Old Harbor government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $54,000 ($237.89)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $239,000 ($1052.86)
    Financial Administration: $51,000 ($224.67)
    Electric Utilities: $32,000 ($140.97)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($105.73)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($79.30)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($74.89)
    Health Services - Other: $15,000 ($66.08)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($52.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($35.24)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($35.24)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($26.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($22.03)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($22.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $166,000 ($731.28)

Old Harbor government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $181,000 ($797.36)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($39.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $11,000 ($48.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000 ($17.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($44.05)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($22.03)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $32,000 ($140.97)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($17.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($158.59)
    All Other: $5,000 ($22.03)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($61.67)

Old Harbor government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $150,000 ($660.79)

10.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Alaska average:

9.33%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($504 average AGI)
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.20%
Alaska average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.97% ($26,792 average AGI)
from San Diego County, CA  0.30% ($26,000)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.26% ($22,154)


12.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.04%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($322 average AGI)
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.24%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.12% ($31,206 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.43% ($46,636)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($46,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Old Harbor:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVOK (560 AM; 1 kW; KODIAK, AK; Owner: KODIAK ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Old Harbor:

  • K269AZ (101.7 FM; OLD HARBOR, AK; Owner: KODIAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Old Harbor:

  • K09ND (Channel 9; OLD HARBOR, AK; Owner: CITY OF OLD HARBOR)
  • K13RN (Channel 13; OLD HARBOR, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Old Harbor fatal accident list:

Apr 2, 2008 08:00 PM, Elderberry Street, Lat: 57.209022, Lon: -153.285264, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 5, 1992 01:30 PM, 3-Saints A, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Feb 26, 1988 11:45 AM, Second St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 8, 1978 03:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Village Of Old Harbor (Lat: 57.215250 Lon: -153.283667), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Clynch@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Village Of Old Harbor (Lat: 57.215250 Lon: -153.283667), Type: 19.8, Structure height: 02150 m, Overall height: 19.8 m
    Registrant: 9078685615, Gcilicensemanager@gci.Com, 2550 DENALI STREET, SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Sitkalidak St (Lat: 57.171444 Lon: -153.310583), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KXB26, Licensee ID: L00008803
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.70640 MHz, 2.42340 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/1998, Expiration Date: 07/29/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2003
    Registrant: David R Christiansen, Old Harbor, AK 99643

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7BAC
    Grant Date: 05/24/1988, Expiration Date: 05/24/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/25/2000
    Registrant: Edward Pestrikoff Sr, Box 93, Old Harbor, AK 99643

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3941W , Serial Number: 32-890, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 05/12/1967
    Registrant (Corporation): Cdc Corp, Po Box 65, Old Harbor, AK 99643
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4172R , Serial Number: 32-40505, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 09/26/1968
    Registrant (Individual): James R Berns, Box 44, Old Harbor, AK 99643
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172F (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8767U , Serial Number: 17252671, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Tony R Jr Azuyak, Po Box 156, Old Harbor, AK 99643


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
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