Paxson, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 40.
Population change since 2000: -7.0%
Males: 27  (67.5%)
Females: 13  (32.5%)
Median resident age:

56.8 years
Alaska median age:

35.6 years

Zip code: 99586

Estimated median household income in 2021: $70,190 (it was $46,500 in 2000)
Paxson:

$70,190
AK:

$77,845

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $45,456 (it was $26,071 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $185,958 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Paxson:

$185,958
AK:

$304,900
March 2022 cost of living index in Paxson: 106.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Paxson, AK (2010)
    • 3792.5%White alone
    • 25.0%Black alone
    • 12.5%Two or more races
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Latest news from Paxson, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (30.2%).

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
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

Average climate in Paxson, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Paxson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 6356% 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) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from Paxson center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 65.7 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) earthquake occurred 308.5 miles away from Paxson 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
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 Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Paxson topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Paxson:

Marital status in Paxson, AK
  • Never married: 13.6%
  • Now married: 86.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Paxson:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 1.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.9
Alaska average:

10.8

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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: 8
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

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.
Alaska:

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

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

6.3%
State:

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

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

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, Lat: 63.051590, Lon: -145.551010, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.1mTotal length
  • 590Total average daily traffic
  • 124Total average daily truck traffic
  • 700Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Paxson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Dot Mile Post 202 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Call Sign: KBL880,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.400 MHz, 47.0400 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/2015, Expiration Date: 06/26/2025, 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: 06/08/2022, Expiration Date: 08/19/2032, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • Lat: 63.067278 Lon: -145.514389, Call Sign: WRMT567,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz, 151.670 MHz, 151.715 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2021, Expiration Date: 06/02/2031, Certifier: Chris Kelley, Registrant: Communications Equipment & Service, 1010 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: (907) 452-1049, Fax: (907) 451-7987, Email:
  • Lat: 63.190000 Lon: -145.889000, Call Sign: WRXL674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.557 MHz, 151.647 MHz, 151.737 MHz, 151.850 MHz, 151.925 MHz, Grant Date: 05/27/2023, Expiration Date: 05/27/2033, Certifier: Peter Illig, Registrant: Procomm Alaska LLC, 2100 E 63rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 264-2634, Fax: (907) 261-2663, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Paxson, Paxson Hwy Maintenance Stn (Lat: 63.032361 Lon: -145.496389), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNEJ961,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2020, Expiration Date: 09/06/2030, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • PUMP STN 10, Mp 218 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 63.423389 Lon: -145.768028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 27.7 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WAS455,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • ROUNDTOP, Mile 169 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 62.803167 Lon: -145.317722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 19.2 m, Overall height: 20.8 m, Call Sign: WAS458,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • YOST, Mp 204.3 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 63.256639 Lon: -145.650167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 19.5 m, Overall height: 22.6 m, Call Sign: WAS462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Paxson, AK
  • 40.0%Electricity
  • 33.3%Wood
  • 26.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Paxson, AK
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 50.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Paxson compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value 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 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.
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