Point Lay, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 189. Population change since 2000: -23.5%
Males: 111  (58.8%)
Females: 78  (41.2%)
Median resident age:  24.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99759.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,651 (it was $68,750 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$74,651
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,068 (it was $18,003 in 2000)

Point Lay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $97,167 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$97,167
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $932.

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  • Races in Point Lay, AK (2010)

    Point Lay races chart
    • 16788.4%American Indian alone
    • 1910.1%White alone
    • 10.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Point Lay: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.3%), English (5.6%), Swedish (3.3%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Point Lay:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point Lay CDP:

  • Never married: 64.5%
  • Now married: 29.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.5%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

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

Point Lay CDP:  1.1% ($1,250)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

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

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

5.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (33%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (48%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (39%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

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

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 significantly below Alaska state average. It is 30% 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 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 596.4 miles away from Point Lay 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 130.7 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 122.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 374.5 miles away from Point Lay 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 110.3 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 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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.2%
(18.6% for American Indian residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Point Lay CDP (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:
This city:

46.3%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.5%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Point Lay:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

28.6%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.2%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Point Lay, AK Residents

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 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:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Station (Lat: 69.775222 Lon: -163.154333), Call Sign: KNDL945, 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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/25/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/26/2014Registrant: 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 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:
  • 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 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:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (92%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Point Lay compared to Alaska state average:

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