Platinum, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 67 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +63.4%
Males: 39  (58.3%)
Females: 28  (41.7%)
Median resident age:

53.4 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99651

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,982 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Platinum:

$30,982
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,797 (it was $7,632 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $82,334 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Platinum:

$82,334
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $138,039; detached houses: $135,469

Median gross rent in 2019: $956.

March 2019 cost of living index in Platinum: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
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According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Platinum, Alaska as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Platinum is 28 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 44.6 square miles.

Population density: 1.5 people per square mile   (very low).

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

1.5% ($1,100)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (441.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2615.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Goodnews Bay, AK (3.4 miles ),
Togiak, AK (7.1 miles ),
Quinhagak, AK (7.2 miles ),
Twin Hills, AK (7.4 miles),
Kongiganak, AK (8.7 miles ),
Kwigillingok, AK (8.7 miles ),
Manokotak, AK (9.9 miles ),
Kipnuk, AK (10.1 miles )

Latitude: 59.01 N, Longitude: 161.82 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Platinum, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Platinum, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.8%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Platinum, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Platinum-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 2332% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 285.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 508.7 miles away from Platinum center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 332.4 miles away from Platinum center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 298.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK) earthquake occurred 301.9 miles away from Platinum center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 268.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bethel Census Area (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Platinum:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Platinum:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 439 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 440 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 607 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1718 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1720 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1723 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1742 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Platinum:

  • ARVIQ SCHOOL (Students: 43, Location: 116 VILLAGE ROAD, Grades: KG-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Platinum Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Boulder Creek (A), Tundra Creek (B), Susie Creek (C), Squirrel Creek (D), Medicine Creek (E), McCann Creek (F), Last Chance Creek (G), Dowry Creek (H), Clara Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bethel 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 Platinum and their reported violations in the past:

PLATINUM CITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 51, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014
  • 53 routine major monitoring violations
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
  • 94 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.4%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.5%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Platinum:

Marital status in Platinum, AK
  • Never married: 45.2%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

For population 25 years and over in Platinum:

  • High school or higher: 45.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.7
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Platinum, AK (based on Bethel Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,2448
Orthodox2,85217
Mainline Protestant2,21618
Evangelical Protestant50111
Other1981
None8,002-
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: 21
Bethel Census Area:

12.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bethel Census Area:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bethel Census Area:

5.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Bethel Census Area:

34.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Platinum:

42.0%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Platinum:

41.0%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.9%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

3.9%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Platinum:

19.6%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

53.7%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Platinum:

77.7%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Platinum, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 1$1,630$19,5603$1,725
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$5,542
Totals for Government 1$1,630$19,56016$7,267

Platinum government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $23,000 ($343.28)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($343.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($194.03)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000 ($14.93)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $406,000 ($6059.70)
    Liquor Stores: $43,000 ($641.79)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($477.61)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($298.51)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($149.25)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($149.25)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($149.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($59.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($14.93)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($14.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,000 ($149.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $205,000 ($3059.70)

Platinum government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($149.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($104.48)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,000 ($89.55)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,000 ($44.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $100,000 ($1492.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($89.55)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $58,000 ($865.67)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($149.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $290,000 ($4328.36)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($417.91)
    Other: $24,000 ($358.21)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($343.28)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($343.28)
    Highways: $10,000 ($149.25)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($283.58)
    Property: $13,000 ($194.03)
    Other License: $1,000 ($14.93)

Platinum government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $309,000 ($4611.94)

4.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,028 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.53% ($45,154 average AGI)


6.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,770 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.14% ($47,631 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.44% ($43,217)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,476)

Strongest AM radio stations in Platinum:

  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Platinum:

  • K05HY (Channel 5; PLATINUM, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13UJ (Channel 13; PLATINUM, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Platinum fatal accident list:

Aug 26, 1989 12:30 AM, Platinum R, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Platinum)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Platinum 418, Within The Village Of Platinum (Lat: 59.013417 Lon: -161.818778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 22.3 m, Call Sign: WQOI212,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/04/2011, Expiration Date: 10/04/2021, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorge, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • (Lat: 58.926417 Lon: -161.730556), Call Sign: KNKD748,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.040 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/2018, Expiration Date: 11/01/2028, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Ste 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Platinum Airport (Lat: 59.018944 Lon: -161.818917), Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KXV8, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.700 MHz, 131.300 MHz, 129.100 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.900 MHz, Grant Date: 09/23/1993, Expiration Date: 08/30/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw 10th Flr, Washington, DC 20006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7069K, N7069K, N-7069K, Serial Number: 20-174, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 05/03/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Platinum Commercial Company LLC, Po Box 14, Platinum, AK 99651

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Platinum, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Platinum compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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 above 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.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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