Port Lions, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 184 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.1%
Males: 79  (43.2%)
Females: 105  (56.8%)
Median resident age:

54.2 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99550.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,813 (it was $39,107 in 2000)
Port Lions:

$49,813
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,809 (it was $17,492 in 2000)

Port Lions city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $160,359 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Port Lions:

$160,359
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $167,055; detached houses: $161,522

Median gross rent in 2019: $729.

March 2019 cost of living index in Port Lions: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.9%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Port Lions, AK (2019)
    • 11163.1%American Indian alone
    • 4022.7%White alone
    • 2614.8%Two or more races
    • 52.8%Hispanic

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

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Ancestries: Norwegian (5.5%), Russian (2.7%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 6.35 square miles.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (very low).

Port Lions, Alaska map

5 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.1% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,479 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $844 (0.6%)

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

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

7.1%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+14.3%).
Most common industries in Port Lions, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (24.2%)
  • Public administration (17.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (20.5%)
  • Public administration (18.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.4%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Utilities (6.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.7%)
  • Public administration (17.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (14.9%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Port Lions, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.4%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (11.4%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (11.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.8%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.6%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Port Lions, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Port Lions-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 4675% 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 Port Lions center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Port Lions center
On 1/23/2018 at 09:31:40, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 190.4 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
Magnitude types: 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Port Lions:

Marital status in Port Lions, AK
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

For population 25 years and over in Port Lions:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Kodiak Island Borough:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Port Lions:

43.3%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Port Lions:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.9%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Port Lions:

8.7%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Port Lions:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Port Lions:

34.6%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Port Lions:

54.9%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Port Lions:

79.1%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Port Lions, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 3$7,386$29,5442$1,184
Water Supply 1$1,940$23,2800$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$126
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$746
Totals for Government 4$9,326$27,9785$2,056

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $58,000 ($315.22)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $45,000 ($244.57)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($239.13)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($92.39)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($92.39)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($76.09)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($10.87)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $189,000 ($1027.17)

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

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $56,000 ($304.35)
    Other: $49,000 ($266.30)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($119.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($86.96)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($43.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($16.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $8,000 ($43.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($5.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($304.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $86,000 ($467.39)
    Other: $8,000 ($43.48)
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($32.61)

9.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($51,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.39%
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  0.59% ($31,303 average AGI)


11.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,859 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.43%
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  1.84% ($49,362 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.40% ($58,174)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($78,091)

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 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Port Lions)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WL7ANL, Licensee ID: L01243717, Grant Date: 02/07/2007, Expiration Date: 04/11/2017, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2019, 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, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2018, Certifier: Stanley J Thomsen, Registrant: Stanley J Thomsen, Box 55, Port Lions, AK 99550

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: WILLIAM C ALBRIGHT JR VANS RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-D2B (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 975GP, N975GP, N-975GP, Serial Number: 90975, Year manufactured: 2017, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/2017, Certificate Issue Date: 07/09/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry V Engel, Po Box 11, Port Lions, AK 99550

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Port Lions, AK
  • 56.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.7%Wood
  • 12.3%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Port Lions, AK
  • 60.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 40.0%Wood


Port Lions compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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  • Ivan Dean Lukin (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.