Primrose, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 78. Population change since 2000: -16.1%
Males: 34  (43.6%)
Females: 44  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  55.8 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99664

Estimated median household income in 2013: $130,587 (it was $66,111 in 2000)
Primrose:

$130,587
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $60,043 (it was $18,904 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,980 (it was $135,400 in 2000)
Primrose:

$161,980
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $141,369; Detached houses: $139,743
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  • Races in Primrose, AK (2010)

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    • 6988.5%White alone
    • 56.4%Two or more races
    • 45.1%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Primrose: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (25.0%), Norwegian (15.4%), United States (13.5%), Czech (11.5%), Italian (11.5%), Swedish (9.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 37.4 square miles.

Population density: 2.1 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Primrose:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Primrose CDP:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 77.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $694 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (60.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2284.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Crown Point, AK (2.3 miles) , Moose Pass, AK (3.4 miles ), Bear Creek, AK (3.4 miles ), Seward, AK (3.9 miles ), Cooper Landing, AK (4.3 miles ), Lowell Point, AK (4.4 miles) , Whittier, AK (6.1 miles) , Sunrise, AK (6.1 miles) .

Latitude: 60.34 N, Longitude: 149.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Primrose household income distribution Primrose home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (45%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (45%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (27%)
  • Transportation occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (54%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (46%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Primrose, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Primrose-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 800% 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 74.6 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 227.2 miles away from Primrose center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 258.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 258.1 miles away from Primrose center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 317.9 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)

Hospitals and medical centers near Primrose:

  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD MED AND CARE CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SEWARD, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Primrose:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 61 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 62 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 316 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1326 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1329 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1333 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1350 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Primrose: Primrose (A), Primrose Landing Campground (B), Ptarmigan Creek Campground (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Meridian Lake (A), Ptarmigan Lake (B), Long Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Victor Creek (A), Rocky Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.1%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Primrose compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.8
Alaska average:

10.4

Primrose travel time to work - commute Primrose mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Wood (24%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Primrose CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Primrose:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Primrose:

  • K11QF (Channel 11; MOOSE PASS, AK; Owner: MOOSE PASS SPORTSMANS CLUB)
  • K13RL (Channel 13; MOOSE PASS, AK; Owner: MOOSE PASS SPORTSMANS CLUB)
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