Paxson, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 40. Population change since 2000: -7.0%
Males: 17  (44.4%)
Females: 23  (55.6%)
Median resident age:  54.0 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99586

Estimated median household income in 2012: $62,302 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Paxson:

$62,302
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,342 (it was $26,071 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $128,769 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Paxson:

$128,769
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $334,461; Detached houses: $381,159; Mobile homes: $30,926
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  • White alone - 37 (92.5%)
  • Black alone - 2 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (2.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Paxson: 171.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.0%), Ukrainian (33.3%), Irish (26.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 304.0 square miles.

Population density: 0.1 people per square mile   (very low).

Paxson, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Paxson:

  • High school or higher: 101.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 1.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paxson CDP:

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 76.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Paxson CDP:  1.0% ($820)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (185.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2321.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chistochina, AK (6.6 miles) , Gakona, AK (7.2 miles ), Dry Creek, AK (7.4 miles) , Gulkana, AK (7.5 miles) , Fort Greely, AK (7.7 miles ), Lake Louise, AK (7.8 miles) , Slana, AK (7.8 miles) , Deltana, AK (8.0 miles ).

Latitude: 63.05 N, Longitude: 145.61 W

Paxson household income distribution Paxson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Paxson, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Paxson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 631% 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 154.6 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 74.1 miles away from Paxson center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the city 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 308.5 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) earthquake occurred 209.6 miles away from Paxson 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 85.7 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 Paxson:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Paxson:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 143 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 188 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 188 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1318 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1322 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1336 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1343 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Paxson: Hufmans (A), Sprotsman Lodge (B), Paxson Lake Bureau of Land Management Campground (C), Paxson (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Seventeen Mile Lake (A), Crystal Lakes (B), Fourteenmile Lake (C), Little Swede Lake (D), Octopus Lake (E), Oxbow Lake (F), Paxson Lake (G), Rusty Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Fish Creek (A), Clear Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova Census Area 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  50.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Paxson compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32%)
  • Wood (26%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Paxson CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Paxson:

  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Paxson:

  • K11QV (Channel 11; PAXSON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MQ (Channel 4; PAXSON, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Paxson fatal accident list:

Jun 15, 2005 06:00 PM, Denali Hwy, Mp 3.1, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Paxson Cell Iste 59.6 Miles N Of Glenallen (Lat: 62.967639 Lon: -145.470556), Structure height: 1149.1 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Dean Strid, Paxson, Ak State Dot Maintenance Facility (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Type: 36.6, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 9072695764, Dean.Strid@alaska.Gov, 5900 EAST TUDOR ROAD
  • Dean Strid, Paxson, Ak State Dot Maintenance Facility (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Type: 36.6, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 9072695764, Dean.Strid@alaska.Gov, 5900 EAST TUDOR ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Paxson Mt Mile Post 202 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 63.037639 Lon: -145.620833), Call Sign: KBL880
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 462.400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2005, Expiration Date: 06/26/2015
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • Dot Mi 202 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Call Sign: KEC403
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/19/2022
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, Paxson Hwy Maintenance Stn (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNEJ961
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/29/2010, Expiration Date: 09/06/2020
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 1 Mile East Of Milepost 180 On The Richardson Highway (Lat: 62.967611 Lon: -145.470528), Call Sign: WAF782
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.425 MHz, 152.780 MHz, 152.690 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2008
    Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:
  • East Side Of Richardson Hwy., 1/2 Mile South Of (Lat: 63.026222 Lon: -145.494139), Call Sign: WDZ677
    Assigned Frequencies: 459.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/24/2008
    Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:

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