Point Lay, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 189.
Population change since 2000: -23.5%
Males: 110  (58.7%)
Females: 79  (41.3%)
Median resident age:

21.5 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99759.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $57,508 (it was $68,750 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$57,508
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,156 (it was $18,003 in 2000)

Point Lay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,546 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$110,546
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $121,906; detached houses: $119,637

Median gross rent in 2019: $760.

March 2019 cost of living index in Point Lay: 104.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.2%
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  • Races in Point Lay, AK (2019)
    • 21495.1%American Indian alone
    • 167.1%Two or more races
    • 41.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 31.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Point Lay, Alaska as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Point Lay is 308 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: Kenyan (2.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 30.5 square miles.

Population density: 6.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Point Lay, Alaska map

6 residents are foreign born (1.8% Africa, 0.9% Oceania).

This place:

2.7%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,166 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (699.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2983.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wainwright, AK (9.7 miles ),
Red Dog Mine, AK (10.7 miles),
Point Hope, AK (11.6 miles ),
Atqasuk, AK (11.9 miles ),
Kivalina, AK (12.0 miles ),
Noatak, AK (12.2 miles ),
Barrow, AK (13.4 miles ),
Nuiqsut, AK (16.9 miles )

Latitude: 69.74 N, Longitude: 163.01 W

Area code: 907

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

8.0%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Point Lay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Construction (24.0%)
  • Public administration (19.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
  • Utilities (6.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (28.8%)
  • Construction (26.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.5%)
  • Utilities (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (40.9%)
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.4%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Point Lay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Construction laborers (9.4%)
  • Plant and system operators (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Plant and system operators (15.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.5%)
  • Construction laborers (11.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Construction laborers (6.8%)

Average climate in Point Lay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Point Lay-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 312% 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 512.1 miles away from Point Lay 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) earthquake occurred 596.4 miles away from Point Lay center
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/2014 at 08:57:13, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 16.3 mi) earthquake occurred 140.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2014 at 18:56:46, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 16.7 mi) earthquake occurred 141.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2014 at 18:44:18, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 12.7 mi) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Point Lay topographic map

Airports located in Point Lay:

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

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 526 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 1968 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1972 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1991 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1994 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Point Lay:

  • KALI SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 1029 QASIGIALIK ST, Grades: PK-12)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Point Lay: North Slope Borough Fire Department Point Lay Station (A), Point Lay Clinic - North Slope Borough (B). Display/hide their locations 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 place:

3.1 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

30.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

7 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Point Lay:

Marital status in Point Lay, AK
  • Never married: 68.3%
  • Now married: 21.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

For population 25 years and over in Point Lay:

  • High school or higher: 67.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.5
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Point Lay

Religion statistics for Point Lay, 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
This county:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
North Slope Borough:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.9%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Point Lay:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.9%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.7%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

51.6%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.7%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Point Lay, AK Residents

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Point Lay:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Point Lay:

  • K201AV (88.1 FM; POINT LAY, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Point Lay:

  • K09UC (Channel 9; POINT LAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IT (Channel 4; POINT LAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station (Lat: 69.775222 Lon: -163.154333), Call Sign: KNDL945, 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
  • Point Lay, 1017 Qasigialik Street, Point Lay Fire Station (Lat: 69.742028 Lon: -163.010194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 19.5 m, Overall height: 22.6 m, Call Sign: WREQ207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.337 MHz, 851.837 MHz, 852.337 MHz, 852.837 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/2019, Expiration Date: 11/25/2029, Certifier: Jeffrey P Roddy, Registrant: L3harris Technologies, Inc., 434 West Sand Lake Road, Wynantskill, NY 12198-8137, Phone: (518) 389-8876, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • 722 Sisuagvik St Home Base (Lat: 69.732722 Lon: -163.003222), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQA860, Licensee ID: L00660336,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2014, Registrant: Benjamin K Neakok, 722 Sisuagvik St, Point Lay, AK 99759, Phone: (907) 833-3136
  • Point Lay Fire Station 1017 Qasigialik St (Lat: 69.774611 Lon: -163.157583), 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:
  • 1017 Qasigialik St (Lat: 69.774611 Lon: -163.157583), 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:
  • 1029 Qasigialik St. (Lat: 69.742972 Lon: -163.009889), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WRKR456,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2021, Expiration Date: 02/02/2031, Certifier: Bryan Hinderberger, Registrant: Marine Exchange Of Alaska, 1050 Harbor Way, Juneau, AK 99801, Phone: (907) 463-4292, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KL0JD, Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009, Registrant: Julius M Rexford, Point Lay, AK 99759
  • Call Sign: KL0JE, Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009, Registrant: Danny Pikok Jr, Point Lay, AK 99759
  • Call Sign: WL7BVL, Grant Date: 07/18/1989, Expiration Date: 07/18/1999, Cancellation Date: 07/19/2001, Registrant: James M Dutton, Box 106, Point Lay, AK 99759

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Point Lay, AK
  • 82.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Point Lay, AK
  • 93.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.9%Electricity


Point Lay compared to Alaska state average:

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