Port Alexander, Alaska

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2019: 52 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -35.8%
Males: 23  (46.0%)
Females: 29  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99836

Estimated median household income in 2019: $66,671 (it was $31,563 in 2000)
Port Alexander:

$66,671
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,952 (it was $14,767 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $114,393 (it was $70,800 in 2000)
Port Alexander:

$114,393
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $107,058; detached houses: $106,303
March 2019 cost of living index in Port Alexander: 108.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.1%
Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Port Alexander, AK (2019)
    • 6069.0%White alone
    • 2427.6%Two or more races
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Port Alexander, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (66.7%), Norwegian (9.1%), Scotch-Irish (9.1%), Scottish (9.1%), Northern European (6.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 3.77 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Port Alexander, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Port Alexander city:

0.4% ($283)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (639.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1715.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Point Baker, AK (6.3 miles),
Port Protection, AK (6.4 miles),
Edna Bay, AK (6.5 miles),
Kake, AK (7.6 miles ),
Whale Pass, AK (7.7 miles),
Naukati Bay, AK (7.9 miles),
Sitka city and borough, AK (8.0 miles ),
Coffman Cove, AK (8.5 miles)

Latitude: 56.24 N, Longitude: 134.66 W

Area code: 907

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

8.1%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Port Alexander, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Port Alexander, Alaska average temperatures Port Alexander, Alaska average precipitation Port Alexander, Alaska humidity Port Alexander, Alaska wind speed Port Alexander, Alaska snowfall Port Alexander, Alaska sunshine Port Alexander, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Port Alexander-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 648% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 166.1 miles away from Port Alexander center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/5/2013 at 08:58:14, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 MW, Depth: 5.4 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 105.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 570.5 miles away from Port Alexander center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:51, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)
Port Alexander topographic map

located in Port Alexander:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Alexander:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 642 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 642 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 725 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 728 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 737 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 743 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 749 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Port Alexander:

See full list of schools located in Port Alexander

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable location: Port Alexander Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Drinking water stations with addresses in Port Alexander and their reported violations in the past:

PORT ALEXANDER PWS (Population served: 95, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-29-2012 to MAY-07-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 56 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.1%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Port Alexander:

Marital status in Port Alexander, AK
  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 83.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.5%

For population 25 years and over in Port Alexander:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Port Alexander, AK (based on Sitka City and Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant92810
Mainline Protestant8025
Catholic4601
Other4054
Orthodox3001
None5,986-
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: 3
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sitka City and Borough:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Sitka City and Borough:

12.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sitka City and Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.4%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Alexander:

44.2%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

32.3
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Port Alexander:

23.9%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Alexander:

14.1%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Alexander:

46.1%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

51.4%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.1%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Alexander, AK Residents

Port Alexander government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($673.08)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($153.85)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($96.15)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($57.69)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,000 ($19.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,000 ($403.85)

Port Alexander government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($19.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($96.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $69,000 ($1326.92)
    Other: $16,000 ($307.69)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $17,000 ($326.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($38.46)

Port Alexander government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $849,000 ($16326.92)

7.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,918 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

8.13% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,391 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
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 Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.95% ($55,194 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.69% ($50,654)

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Alexander:

  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Alexander:

  • K220CH (91.9 FM; PORT ALEXANDER, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

4
  • Richard Witham Residence (Lat: 56.249611 Lon: -134.647611), Type: Tower, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KWB78, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 2.69540 MHz, 2.77740 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, Grant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Richard Witham Residence (Lat: 56.249611 Lon: -134.647611), Call Sign: KWB94, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.64640 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/1993, Expiration Date: 10/27/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • Richard Witham Residence (Lat: 56.249611 Lon: -134.647611), Call Sign: KWE2, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.45040 MHz, 4.69740 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, Grant Date: 12/02/1993, Expiration Date: 10/27/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • 108 Main St (Lat: 56.249611 Lon: -134.646222), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHG519, Licensee ID: L00005620,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2003, Expiration Date: 02/26/2013, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2013, Registrant: City Of Port Alexander, 900 Main St, Port Alexander, AK 99836

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7BRO, Licensee ID: L01345290, Grant Date: 11/27/2007, Expiration Date: 01/26/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/28/2020, Certifier: Peter O Kimzey, Registrant: Peter O Kimzey, Port Alexander, AK 99836

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1836N, N1836N, N-1836N, Serial Number: 12080, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 03/07/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/2009
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kevin S Mulligan, Po Box 8092, Port Alexander, AK 99836, Other Owners: Karen J Mulligan
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185A (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1961D, N1961D, N-1961D, Serial Number: 1850286, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1996, Certificate Issue Date: 02/25/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Kevin S Mulligan, Po Box 8092, Port Alexander, AK 99836
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-470 SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9867X, N9867X, N-9867X, Serial Number: 185-0067, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 8092, Port Alexander, AK 99836
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/03/2020

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Alexander, AK
  • 60.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 26.7%Wood
  • 13.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Alexander, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Port Alexander 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator