Point Hope, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 702 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 
Males: 374  (53.4%)
Females: 328  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  26.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99766.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $73,375 (it was $63,125 in 2000)
Point Hope:

$73,375
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,810 (it was $16,641 in 2000)

Point Hope city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,112 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Point Hope:

$98,112
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $114,542; Detached houses: $112,152

Median gross rent in 2013: $854.

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  • Races in Point Hope, AK (2013)

    Point Hope races chart
    • 63686.9%American Indian alone
    • 587.9%Two or more races
    • 324.4%White alone
    • 60.8%Hispanic
    • 30.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.3%Black alone

Races in Point Hope detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Point Hope: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (1.8%), Subsaharan African (1.6%), Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (very low).

Point Hope, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Point Hope:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 25.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 8.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point Hope city:

  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 34.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $938 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (700.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (3017.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kivalina, AK (8.5 miles ), Red Dog Mine, AK (10.1 miles) , Noatak, AK (10.6 miles ), Point Lay, AK (11.6 miles ), Shishmaref, AK (12.1 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (12.2 miles ), Noorvik, AK (13.5 miles ), Diomede, AK (13.7 miles) .

Latitude: 68.35 N, Longitude: 166.76 W

Area code: 907

Point Hope household income distribution Point Hope home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +112 (+17.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (1%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Point Hope: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Point Hope, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Point Hope-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 530.9 miles away from the city center
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 627.4 miles away from Point Hope center
On 9/16/1993 at 17:57:15, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.8 MS, Depth: 25.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/11/2008 at 16:52:35, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 132.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from Point Hope center
On 10/13/2008 at 20:18:46, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.0 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)
Point Hope topographic map

airports located in Point Hope:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Point Hope:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 571 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 699 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 699 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2017 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 2021 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 2036 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2042 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Point Hope:

  • TIKIGAQ SCHOOL (Students: 224, Location: 1837 TIKIGAQ AVE, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Point Hope: North Slope Borough Fire Department Tikigaq (A), Point Hope Volunteer Fire Department (B), Point Hope Clinic - North Slope Borough (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Ipiutak Lagoon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

North Slope Borough 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: 9.7%
(33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Alaska average:

10.4

Point Hope travel time to work - commute Point Hope mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Point Hope city (based on North Slope Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Point Hope:

45.3%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Point Hope:

43.3%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Point Hope:

29.3
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.2%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Point Hope:

10.3%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Point Hope:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.4%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Point Hope:

80.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Point Hope, 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 1$4,017$48,2040$0
Other Government Administration 3$18,943$75,7725$15,807
Totals for Government 4$22,960$68,8805$15,807

Point Hope government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $267,000 ($380.34)
    Financial Administration: $140,000 ($199.43)
    Central Staff Services: $78,000 ($111.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $42,000 ($59.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.42)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $275,000 ($391.74)

Point Hope government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $249,000 ($354.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($35.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000 ($9.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $91,000 ($129.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $82,000 ($116.81)
    General Support: $27,000 ($38.46)
  • Tax - NEC: $1,000 ($1.42)

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Point Hope:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Point Hope:

  • K268AA (101.5 FM; POINT HOPE, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Point Hope:

  • K09QN (Channel 9; POINT HOPE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IQ (Channel 4; POINT HOPE, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Point Hope fatal accident list:

May 13, 2004 05:30 AM, Airport Road, Ippiq St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1996 03:30 PM, Tuttu St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 3, 1991 04:10 PM, Qalgi Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station (Lat: 68.364556 Lon: -166.744667), Call Sign: KNDL943, Licensee ID: L00013694
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.445 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2002Registrant: North Slope, Borough Of, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: (907) 852-0311
  • Lat: 68.870472 Lon: -166.151056, Call Sign: WQWA597
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.837 MHzGrant Date: 07/01/2015, Expiration Date: 07/01/2025, Certifier: Eric SticeRegistrant: North Slope Telecom Inc, 2020 E Dowling Road, Suite #3, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 751-8200, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • Point Hope Airstrip (Lat: 68.344278 Lon: -166.804111), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2683, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.22100 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006-2398
  • Point Hope Airport (Lat: 68.349944 Lon: -133.752472), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WWN2
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 5.49140 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 6.58140 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 6.60540 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 08/12/2015, Expiration Date: 06/22/2025Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • 429 Niqsagiaq St. (Lat: 68.348611 Lon: -166.731667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQFD597
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHzGrant Date: 06/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, Email:
  • 429 Niqsagiaq St. (Lat: 68.348611 Lon: -166.731667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQFN985
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:
  • Point Hope Airstrip (Lat: 68.344167 Lon: -166.797500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQFZ875
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.22100 MHzGrant Date: 11/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/21/2016, Certifier: John BartlettRegistrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common last names in Point Hope, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Frankson760.8 years
Oktollik675.1 years
Nashookpuk568.8 years
Lane479.3 years
Koonuk463.7 years
Tingook379.0 years
Tuckfield284.5 years
Attungana281.0 years
Omnik270.1 years
Kingik284.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (98%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Businesses in Point Hope, AK

  • Ace Hardware: 1

Point Hope compared to Alaska state average:

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

Point Hope on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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