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Population in 2012: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -46.6%
Males: 42  (48.4%)
Females: 45  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  50.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99832

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,949 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Pelican:

$39,949
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,763

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $199,665 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Pelican:

$199,665
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $167,500; Detached houses: $167,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $880.

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  • White alone - 51 (58.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 30 (34.1%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (6.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pelican: 109.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.8%), Norwegian (18.8%), Italian (6.9%), English (5.0%), German (5.0%), Swedish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 150 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Pelican:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 32.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pelican city:

  • Never married: 37.8%
  • Now married: 36.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 20.7%

4 residents are foreign born (4.2% Latin America).

This city:  4.2%
Alaska:  6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $210 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (523.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1847.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Elfin Cove, AK (4.2 miles) , Game Creek, AK (5.2 miles) , Whitestone Logging Camp, AK (5.5 miles) , Hoonah, AK (5.5 miles ), Gustavus, AK (6.0 miles ), Tenakee Springs, AK (6.2 miles) , Excursion Inlet, AK (6.6 miles) , Cube Cove, AK (7.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 57.96 N, Longitude: 136.22 W

Area code: 907

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Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-26.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (41%)
  • Construction (29%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Utilities (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (34%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (9%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (26%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (17%)
  • Financial managers (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Customer service representatives (9%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (9%)


Average climate in Pelican, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Pelican-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 35.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from Pelican center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/1/1973 at 13:33:34, a magnitude 6.7 (6.1 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/3/1973 at 16:59:35, a magnitude 6.4 (6.0 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.4 UK) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from Pelican center
On 1/6/2000 at 10:42:25, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.2 ME, 6.1 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 26.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Pelican, AK

located in Pelican:


Local government website: www.pelicanak.govoffice2.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelican:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 525 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 611 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 848 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 851 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 872 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 900 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 907 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Pelican:

  • Pelican School (Students: 16; Location: 101 S. SALMON WAY; Grades: K-12)
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Library in Pelican:

  • PELICAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,690; Location: 166 SALMON WAY; 10,304 books; 600 audio materials; 1,731 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 37 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pelican: Pelican Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services (A), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Pelican Health Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Pelican Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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 Pelican and their reported violations in the past:

PELICAN UTILITIES (Population served: 174, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In NOV-2003
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.5%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Pelican compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above 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


Pelican travel time to work - commute


Pelican mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Other fuel (11%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pelican city (based on Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 25.06%
Here25.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Catholic ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents37.6%21.3%19.3%12.4%9.4%
Congregations12.5%18.8%43.8%12.5%12.5%
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

34.3%
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$1,584
Other Government Administration 1$3,228$38,7360$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$30
Solid Waste Management 1$2,598$31,1760$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$720
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 3$11,549$46,1963$3,198
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 3$8,310$33,2400$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$792
Other and Unallocable 1$3,930$47,1600$0
Totals for Government 9$29,615$39,4877$6,324

Pelican government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $500,000 ($5747.13)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($1494.25)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($1000.00)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $20,000 ($229.89)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($160.92)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($149.43)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($137.93)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($80.46)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($57.47)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($34.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($379.31)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($137.93)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000 ($126.44)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($68.97)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $389,000 ($4471.26)

Pelican government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($402.30)
    All Other: $18,000 ($206.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($172.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($494.25)
    Education: $26,000 ($298.85)
    General Support: $13,000 ($149.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $10,000 ($114.94)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($1206.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $458,000 ($5264.37)
    General Support: $53,000 ($609.20)
    All Other: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Highways: $2,000 ($22.99)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $87,000 ($1000.00)
    Property: $60,000 ($689.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($45.98)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $948,000 ($10896.55)

8.33% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,073 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.33%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.52% ($41,100 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.76% ($25,700)


9.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.36%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.57% ($50,476 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.90% ($19,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pelican:

  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pelican:

  • K219BA (91.7 FM; PELICAN, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pelican:

  • K09RM (Channel 9; PELICAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LB (Channel 4; PELICAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 94 meters (308ft)
Total average daily traffic: 30
Total average daily truck traffic: 4
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 44


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • In The Sw 1/4 Of The Se 1/4 Of Section 19 (Lat: 58.198500 Lon: -136.639639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 14.3 m, Call Sign: KNKN261
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Lisa Phillips, Off Lisianski Inlet Within The Village (Lat: 57.957500 Lon: -136.226944), Type: 11.6, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 9072973000, Lphillips@acsalaska.Com, 600 TELEPHONE AVE, MS#60
  • Wesley E Carson, Off Lisianski Inlet Within The Village (Lat: 57.957500 Lon: -136.226944), Type: 11.6, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 2026372200, Karen.Brinkmann@lw.Com, 555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000
  • Wesley E Carson, Off Lisianski Inlet Within The Village (Lat: 57.957500 Lon: -136.226944), Type: 11.6, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 9072973000, Lphillips@acsalaska.Com, 600 TELEPHONE AVE, MS#60
  • Off Lisianski Inlet Within The Village (Lat: 57.957500 Lon: -136.226944), Type: 11.6, Overall height: 9.1 m
    Registrant: 3609056839

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • PELICAN, Lat: 57.957667 Lon: -136.226806, Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WLB398
    Assigned Frequencies: 6541.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Mp288, Atlanta, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7787, Fax: (907) 777-2561, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Located Off Lisianski Inlet - Within The Village Of (Lat: 57.957389 Lon: -136.226806), Call Sign: KNKO481
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz, 454.475 MHz, 454.375 MHz, 454.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:
  • Pelican, Located Off Lisianski Inlet Within The Village Of (Lat: 57.957667 Lon: -136.226806), Call Sign: KNKO481
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.150 MHz, 454.375 MHz, 454.475 MHz, 454.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A Danner
    Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 1 Salmon Way (Lat: 57.966278 Lon: -136.251833), Type: Building, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WHX956, Licensee ID: L00008784
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.900 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/14/1999, Expiration Date: 09/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2004
    Registrant: Kake Tribal Corporation, One Salmon Way, Pelican, AK 99832
  • 1 Salmon Way (Lat: 57.966278 Lon: -136.251833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WQBY510
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.09790 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/06/2005, Expiration Date: 01/06/2015, Certifier: Paula B Burgner
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WL7BDN
    Grant Date: 06/17/1994, Expiration Date: 06/17/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/20/2006
    Registrant: Michael E Ferguson, Box 32 Salmon Way, Pelican, AK 99832
  • Call Sign: WL7BRK
    Grant Date: 07/14/1998, Expiration Date: 07/14/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/15/2010
    Registrant: Wally A Warm, Pelican, AK 99832-0078


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