Pelican, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 86 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -47.2%
Males: 49  (57.4%)
Females: 37  (42.6%)
Median resident age:  49.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99832

Estimated median household income in 2013: $91,028 (it was $48,750 in 2000)
Pelican:

$91,028
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,317 (it was $29,347 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $173,955 (it was $91,700 in 2000)
Pelican:

$173,955
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $176,135; Detached houses: $172,460

Median gross rent in 2013: $922.

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  • Races in Pelican, AK (2010)

    Pelican races chart
    • 5158.0%White alone
    • 3034.1%American Indian alone
    • 66.8%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Pelican: 107.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Pelican, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Norwegian (19.4%), Italian (11.3%), English (3.2%), German (3.2%), Polish (3.2%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.58 square miles.

Population density: 148 people per square mile   (very low).

Pelican, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Pelican:

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pelican city:

  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $627 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $959 (0.6%)

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:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 57.96 N, Longitude: 136.22 W

Area code: 907

Pelican household income distribution Pelican home values distribution
Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-26.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (82%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (57%)
  • Utilities (43%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (82%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (100%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Legal occupations (0%)

Average climate in Pelican, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Pelican-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 166% 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 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 452.1 miles away from Pelican center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 the city 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 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 238.8 miles away from Pelican center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 246.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Pelican topographic map

located in Pelican:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pelican:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 525 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 526 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 611 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 847 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 851 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 863 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 872 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Pelican:

See full list of schools located in Pelican

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.0%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Alaska:

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

34.3%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pelican:

53.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pelican:

51.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Pelican:

28.5
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.0%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.7%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pelican:

36.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Pelican:

60.3%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Pelican:

80.3%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pelican, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,210$25,2600$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,816$34,8963$2,208
Electric Power 1$3,276$39,3120$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1$4,810$57,7202$3,190
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 1$3,000$36,0002$1,798
Local Libraries 0$0 2$974
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$862
Totals for Government 7$21,112$36,19210$9,032

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $500,000 ($5813.95)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($1511.63)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($1011.63)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $20,000 ($232.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($162.79)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($151.16)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($139.53)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($81.40)
    Health Services - Other: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($58.14)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($34.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($383.72)
    Health - Other: $12,000 ($139.53)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000 ($127.91)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($69.77)
    Central Staff: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $389,000 ($4523.26)

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

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($406.98)
    All Other: $18,000 ($209.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($174.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($500.00)
    Education: $26,000 ($302.33)
    General Support: $13,000 ($151.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $10,000 ($116.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000 ($1220.93)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($11.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $458,000 ($5325.58)
    General Support: $53,000 ($616.28)
    All Other: $2,000 ($23.26)
    Highways: $2,000 ($23.26)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $87,000 ($1011.63)
    Property: $60,000 ($697.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($46.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $948,000 ($11023.26)

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
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 94m308ftTotal length
  • 30Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

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: 6815.00 MHz, 6541.25 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Mp288, Atlanta, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-8342, Fax: (907) 264-7169, 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 09/14/1999, Expiration Date: 09/22/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2004Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2005, Expiration Date: 01/06/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2015, Certifier: Paula B BurgnerRegistrant: 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

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

PELICAN UTILITIES (Population served: 230, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-03-2012 to AUG-06-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-03-2012 to AUG-06-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to DEC-07-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to DEC-07-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2011)
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - In SEP-01-2007. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-23-2009 to SEP-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2010. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to DEC-07-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-11-2011 to DEC-07-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2008
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-09-2010 to DEC-07-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2008)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (39%)

Pelican compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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