Point Hope, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 709 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 381  (53.8%)
Females: 328  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

26.8 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99766.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $89,577 (it was $63,125 in 2000)
Point Hope:

$89,577
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,132 (it was $16,641 in 2000)

Point Hope city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $183,657 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Point Hope:

$183,657
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $121,605; detached houses: $122,020

Median gross rent in 2017: $748.

March 2019 cost of living index in Point Hope: 105.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.8% for American Indian residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Point Hope, AK (2010)
    • 59287.8%American Indian alone
    • 395.8%White alone
    • 263.9%Two or more races
    • 131.9%Hispanic
    • 30.4%Black alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Point Hope, Alaska as of September 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Point Hope is 51 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 112 people per square mile   (very low).

Point Hope, Alaska map

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,340 (1.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Point Hope, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Point Hope, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +112 (+17.4%).
Most common industries in Point Hope, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (28.3%)
  • Public administration (23.6%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Air transportation (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (28.8%)
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Construction (18.4%)
  • Utilities (6.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.6%)
  • Air transportation (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (38.4%)
  • Public administration (17.9%)
  • Social assistance (11.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Point Hope, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Construction laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Construction laborers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.8%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Cashiers (9.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)

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 the city 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 Point Hope 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 Point Hope 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)
See full list of schools located in Point Hope

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Point Hope:

Marital status in Point Hope, AK
  • Never married: 49.0%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

For population 25 years and over in Point Hope:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 25.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Point Hope
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
North Slope Borough:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
State:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 1$2,666$31,9920$0
Financial Administration 1$4,464$53,5680$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,819$69,8280$0
Totals for Government 3$12,949$51,7960$0

Point Hope government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $451,000 ($636.11)
    General - Other: $266,000 ($375.18)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($150.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($42.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $456,000 ($643.16)

Point Hope government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $88,000 ($124.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $53,000 ($74.75)
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000 ($36.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $361,000 ($509.17)
    General Local Government Support: $173,000 ($244.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $146,000 ($205.92)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.41)

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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% ($69,167 average AGI)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
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  2.51% ($47,475 average AGI)

Businesses in Point Hope, AK

  • Ace Hardware: 1

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:

Mar 26, 2016 87:99 PM, Kanuq St, Ittiryaaq Ave, Lat: 68.344956, Lon: -166.777369, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station (Lat: 68.364556 Lon: -166.744667), Call Sign: KNDL943, Licensee ID: L00013694,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.445 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2002, Registrant: North Slope, Borough Of, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: (907) 852-0311
  • Lat: 68.870472 Lon: -166.151056, Call Sign: WQWA597,
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.837 MHz, Grant Date: 07/01/2015, Expiration Date: 07/01/2025, Certifier: Eric Stice, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006, Registrant: 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: 06/22/2025, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/27/2016, Expiration Date: 08/29/2026, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 12/14/2016, Expiration Date: 11/21/2026, Certifier: John Bartlett, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Point Hope, AK
  • 99.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Point Hope, AK
  • 91.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.2%Wood


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.
  • House age 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.

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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