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Population in 2010: 189. Population change since 2000: -23.5%
Males: 117  (62.1%)
Females: 72  (37.9%)

Median resident age:  25.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99759.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $73,845 (it was $68,750 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$73,845
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,771

Point Lay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,602 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Point Lay:

$105,602
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $122,143; Detached houses: $122,143

Median gross rent in 2012: $900.

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  • American Indian alone - 167 (88.4%)
  • White alone - 19 (10.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Point Lay: 111.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.8%), Swedish (12.8%), English (5.2%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 30.5 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Point Lay:

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Point Lay CDP:

  • Never married: 65.0%
  • Now married: 27.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.7%
  • Divorced: 6.0%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Point Lay, Alaska as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Point Lay to the number of sex offenders is 189 to 1.


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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (47%)
  • Utilities (26%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Educational services (51%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Plant and system operators (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)

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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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 700 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1968 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1972 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1994 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 2023 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2032 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Point Lay:

  • Kali School (Students: 85; Location: 1029 QASIGIAKIK 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 2012: 11.0%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Point Lay, AK


7 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Point Lay 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Point Lay travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (92%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Point Lay CDP (based on North Slope Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.07%
Here23.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents46.7%16.6%15.8%13.8%7.1%
Congregations35.7%28.6%14.3%7.1%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
State:

27.8%

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($39,850 average AGI)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.23% ($48,535 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.09% ($41,667)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.55% ($42,500)

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
  • Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14.9 m, Overall height: 19.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ408
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Charles P Carpenter
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:
  • Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 14.9 m, Overall height: 19.4 m, Call Sign: WQMJ965
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2010, Expiration Date: 10/29/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/25/2010, Certifier: Jodi R Forsland
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Charles P Carpenter, Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: 26.2, Overall height: 26.2 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Gwhiteaker@bennetlaw.Com, 4350 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 201
  • Gerald V Gardner, Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: 26.2, Overall height: 26.2 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Gwhiteaker@bennetlaw.Com, 4350 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 201
  • Charles P Carpenter, Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: 19.4, Overall height: 14.9 m
    Registrant: 9075633989, , 4300 B STREET, SUITE 501
  • Gerald Gardner, Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: 19.4, Overall height: 14.9 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Gwhiteaker@bennetlaw.Com, 4350 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 201
  • Charles P Carpenter, Point Lay (Lat: 69.740639 Lon: -163.013417), Type: 19.4, Overall height: 14.9 m
    Registrant: 9075633989, , 4300 B STREET, SUITE 501

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 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

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2004, Expiration Date: 05/25/2014
    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: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, 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


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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
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  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists"
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  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
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