Port Lions, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 198 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.7%
Males: 100  (50.8%)
Females: 98  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99550.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,103 (it was $39,107 in 2000)
Port Lions:

$62,103
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,711 (it was $17,492 in 2000)

Port Lions city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,794 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Port Lions:

$124,794
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $139,832; Detached houses: $136,915

Median gross rent in 2013: $584.

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  • Races in Port Lions, AK (2010)

    Port Lions races chart
    • 11358.2%American Indian alone
    • 6835.1%White alone
    • 52.6%Asian alone
    • 52.6%Two or more races
    • 31.5%Hispanic

Races in Port Lions detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Port Lions: 103.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (4.1%), Irish (3.7%), German (2.5%), United States (2.1%), Russian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 6.35 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (very low).

Port Lions, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Port Lions:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Lions city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 64.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 2.8%

6 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $867 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,196 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (254.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2290.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Aleneva, AK (3.7 miles) , Ouzinkie, AK (3.8 miles ), Kodiak Station, AK (4.0 miles ), Womens Bay, AK (4.0 miles ), Kodiak, AK (4.3 miles ), Chiniak, AK (5.5 miles) , Larsen Bay, AK (6.9 miles) , Old Harbor, AK (7.0 miles ).

Latitude: 57.87 N, Longitude: 152.88 W

Area code: 907

Port Lions household income distribution Port Lions home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+14.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Port Lions: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Port Lions, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Port Lions-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 589% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 285.5 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from Port Lions center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from Port Lions center
On 1/10/2001 at 16:02:44, a magnitude 7.0 (6.2 MB, 6.8 MS, 7.0 MW, 6.8 MW, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Port Lions topographic map

airports located in Port Lions:

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 254 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 254 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 512 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Peninsula College (about 1385 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1388 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1391 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1410 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Port Lions:

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Library in Port Lions:

  • JESSIE WAKEFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $27,749; Location: 207 SPRUCE DRIVE; 12,471 books; 20 audio materials; 316 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Port Lions: Kodak Area Native Association Port Lions Health Clinic (A), Port Lions Department of Public Safety (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kodiak Island 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: 15.1%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 40.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.0
Alaska average:

10.4

Port Lions travel time to work - commute Port Lions mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Port Lions city (based on Kodiak Island Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox1,39910
Evangelical Protestant1,23916
Catholic5001
Other4634
Mainline Protestant2173
None9,774-
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: 5
Kodiak Island Borough:

3.85 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kodiak Island Borough:

26.6%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Lions:

42.8%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Port Lions:

29.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Lions:

11.0%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Port Lions:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Lions:

38.5%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Port Lions:

53.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Port Lions:

79.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Lions, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,352$28,2241$870
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Streets and Highways 2$4,224$25,3441$760
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$240
Water Supply 1$2,300$27,6000$0
Local Libraries 1$1,000$12,0001$92
Other and Unallocable 1$3,304$39,6480$0
Totals for Government 6$13,180$26,3605$2,462

Port Lions government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($277.78)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($176.77)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($146.46)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($111.11)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($85.86)
    Libraries: $17,000 ($85.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($40.40)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($35.35)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($20.20)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($10.10)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($530.30)

Port Lions government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $25,000 ($126.26)
  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $35,000 ($176.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($50.51)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($40.40)
    All Other: $5,000 ($25.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $16,000 ($80.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($20.20)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($121.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($207.07)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($20.20)

Port Lions government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $44,000 ($222.22)

10.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.34%
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  0.89% ($47,745 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.28% ($35,200)
from San Diego County, CA  0.24% ($23,692)


10.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($828 average AGI)
Kodiak Island Borough:

0.24%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.63% ($35,368 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.28% ($28,933)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.26% ($54,643)

Strongest AM radio stations in Port Lions:

  • KVOK (560 AM; 1 kW; KODIAK, AK; Owner: KODIAK ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Port Lions:

  • K220AU (91.9 FM; PORT LIONS, AK; Owner: KODIAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Port Lions:

  • K07RG (Channel 7; PORT LIONS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09SR (Channel 9; PORT LIONS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Port Lions (Lat: 57.868500 Lon: -152.886444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 28.9 m, Call Sign: WQIQ306
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J GrogginsRegistrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 N.W. 63rd - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • David J Goggins, Port Lions, Alaska (Lat: 57.868500 Lon: -152.886444), Type: 28.9, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 4058422405, , 100 NW 63RD STREET, SUITE 100
  • David Goggins, Port Lions, Alaska (Lat: 57.868500 Lon: -152.886444), Type: 28.9, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 4058422405, , 100 NW 63RD STREET, SUITE 100
  • David Goggins, Port Lions, Alaska (Lat: 57.868500 Lon: -152.886444), Type: 28.9, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 4058422405, , 100 NW 63RD STREET, SUITE 100
  • David Goggins, Port Lions, Alaska (Lat: 57.868500 Lon: -152.886444), Type: 28.9, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 9075632003, , 201 E 56TH AVE.
  • David W Burns, 2558.0 Meters From Port Lions Airport (Lat: 57.867944 Lon: -152.889722), Type: 26.2, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 9072786100, 907-276-3441, 2702 DENALI STREET, SUITE 100
  • David W Burns, 2558.0 Meters From Port Lions Airport (Lat: 57.867944 Lon: -152.889722), Type: 26.2, Overall height: 24.4 m, Registrant: 9072786100, 907-276-3441, 2702 DENALI STREET, SUITE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Port Lions, 2558 Meters From Port Lions Airport (Lat: 57.867944 Lon: -152.889722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 26.2 m, Call Sign: WQOX214
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/22/2012, Expiration Date: 02/22/2022, Certifier: Brian D KincaidRegistrant: Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates Inc, 16111 Se 106th Avenue, Suite 100, Clackamas, OR 97015, Phone: (503) 657-0424, Fax: (503) 657-0361, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6
  • Kizhuyak Dr (Lat: 57.862611 Lon: -152.865556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KDC95, Licensee ID: L00009444
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.36740 MHz, 4.37040 MHz, 4.42440 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 02/10/1999, Expiration Date: 04/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2004Registrant: The Thalassa Corp, Port Lions, AK 99550
  • 5000 Marine St (Lat: 57.832583 Lon: -152.835556), Type: Pole, Overall height: 0 m, Call Sign: KWK34, Licensee ID: L00049593
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHzGrant Date: 12/13/2005, Expiration Date: 01/04/2016, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2016Registrant: City Of Port Lions, Box 110 207 Spruce Dr, Port Lions, AK 99550
  • 207 Spruce St (Lat: 57.882639 Lon: -153.885611), Type: Building, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: KZI253
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 03/25/1994, Expiration Date: 03/25/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: City Of Port Lions, Port Lions, AK 99550-0110
  • 434 Main St (Lat: 57.868167 Lon: -152.888889), Type: Building, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WDH28, Licensee ID: L00006752
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.45140 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 8.07140 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2001, Expiration Date: 02/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/23/2011Registrant: Jeanne Harvey, 434 Main St, Port Lions, AK 99550
  • Iron Creek Raspberry Island (Lat: 58.083444 Lon: -153.085528), Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WEW71
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.44840 MHz, 2.45140 MHz, 2.51040 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 05/28/1998, Expiration Date: 07/29/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2003Registrant: Leland C Robbins, Kodiak, AK 99615
  • Kizhuyak Dr (Lat: 57.862611 Lon: -152.865556), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WHD784, Licensee ID: L00009432
    Assigned Frequencies: 4.12640 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHzGrant Date: 09/28/1998, Expiration Date: 09/30/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/30/2003Registrant: James C Calhoun, Port Lions, AK 99550

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: WL7ANL, Licensee ID: L01243717, Grant Date: 02/07/2007, Expiration Date: 04/11/2017, Certifier: Janet R Thomsen, Registrant: Janet R Thomsen, Box 155, Port Lions, AK 99550
  • Call Sign: WL7ANM, Licensee ID: L01147348, Grant Date: 05/03/2006, Expiration Date: 07/26/2016, Certifier: Stanley J Thomsen, Registrant: Stanley J Thomsen, Box 55, Port Lions, AK 99550

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

PORT LIONS (Population served: 220, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2009
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In FEB-2008
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2007
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2006
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2008
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2008
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2007
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common last names in Port Lions, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lukin571.0 years
Nelson472.5 years
Boskofsky271.5 years
Bramer266.0 years
Chichenoff270.0 years
Knagin266.5 years
Larsen287.0 years
Noya271.0 years
Sheratine282.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85%)
  • Wood (14%)

Port Lions compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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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