Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 2,174.
Population change since 2000: +43380.0%
Males: 1,643  (75.6%)
Females: 531  (24.4%)
Median resident age:

49.4 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99510, 99519, 99734.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $110,984 (it was $90,957 in 2000)
Prudhoe Bay:

$110,984
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $118,049 (it was $19,880 in 2000)
March 2019 cost of living index in Prudhoe Bay: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.2%
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  • Races in Prudhoe Bay, AK (2019)
    • 1,33978.5%White alone
    • 17510.3%American Indian alone
    • 603.5%Hispanic
    • 533.1%Two or more races
    • 301.8%Asian alone
    • 261.5%Black alone
    • 100.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Prudhoe Bay is 849 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 416.3 square miles.

Population density: 5.2 people per square mile   (very low).

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska map

104 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:

6.1%
Alaska:

7.8%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (632.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2752.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Alpine, AK (7.3 miles),
Nuiqsut, AK (7.4 miles ),
Kaktovik, AK (11.0 miles ),
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK (12.9 miles ),
Arctic Village, AK (13.1 miles),
Barrow, AK (13.9 miles ),
Atqasuk, AK (14.2 miles ),
Wainwright, AK (16.2 miles )

Latitude: 70.33 N, Longitude: 148.71 W

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.0%
Alaska:

8.1%

Average climate in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Prudhoe Bay-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 687% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 470.1 miles away from Prudhoe Bay center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 441.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/12/2018 at 14:58:53, a magnitude 6.4 (6.4 MW, Depth: 9.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from Prudhoe Bay center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 472.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/12/2018 at 21:15:00, a magnitude 6.0 (6.0 MW, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 120.2 miles away from Prudhoe Bay center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
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Airports and heliports located in Prudhoe Bay:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prudhoe Bay:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 379 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 633 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 633 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1719 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1723 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1745 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Peninsula College (about 1750 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)

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Notable locations in Prudhoe Bay: Drill Site 3 (A), Prudhoe Dock (B), South East Eileen State Number 1 (C), Deadhorse (D), Burgess Camp (E), Rivers Camp Service City (F), Frontier Camp (G), Drill Site 2 (H), Dowell Camp (I), Drill Site 1 (J), Halliburton Camp (K), Point Storkersen Camp (L), Wagley Camp (M), North Kuparuk State (N), Greater Prudhoe Bay Fire Department Station 2 (O), Greater Prudhoe Bay Fire Department Station 1 (P), Kuparuk Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sagavanirktok River (A), Putuligayuk River (B), Fawn Creek (C). 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prudhoe Bay and their reported violations in the past:

PEAK WATER TRUCK K-418 (Address: C/O PEAK BASE CAMP , Population served: 265, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
PEAK WATER TRUCK K-271 (Address: C/O PEAK BASE CAMP , Population served: 265, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-22-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2011)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
PEAK WATER TRUCK K-257 (Address: C/O PEAK BASE CAMP , Population served: 265, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2011)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Prudhoe Bay that have no violations reported:

  • PEAK WATER TRUCK K-384 (Address: C/O PEAK BASE CAMP , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • PEAK WATER TRUCK K-417 (Address: C/O PEAK BASE CAMP , Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
2,173 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Prudhoe Bay:

Marital status in Prudhoe Bay, AK
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Prudhoe Bay:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Prudhoe Bay

Religion statistics for Prudhoe Bay, AK (based on North Slope Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
North Slope Borough:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.5%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Prudhoe Bay:

49.5%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Prudhoe Bay:

31.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Prudhoe Bay:

32.4%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Prudhoe Bay:

10.6%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Prudhoe Bay:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.2%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

56.1%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.2%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Prudhoe Bay, AK Residents

4.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.81%
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  1.53% ($69,167 average AGI)


7.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
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  2.51% ($47,475 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prudhoe Bay:

  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prudhoe Bay:

  • KCDS (88.1 FM; DEADHORSE, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • K203BY (88.5 FM; KUPARUK, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Prudhoe Bay:

  • K08IZ (Channel 8; BP ALASKA CAMP, ETC., AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 564ft / 172mTotal length
  • $278,000Total costs
  • 6,942Total average daily traffic
  • 3,325Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,706Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Prudhoe Bay, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 181970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Prudhoe Bay, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prudhoe Bay)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Prudhoe Bay, AK)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KE6CHV, Licensee ID: L00746410, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 10/05/2023, Certifier: Candida A Szabo, Registrant: Candida A Szabo, Pouch 340121, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
  • Call Sign: AC5ZY, Licensee ID: L00274962, Grant Date: 08/23/2000, Expiration Date: 08/23/2010, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2003, Certifier: Edwin M Higginbotham Iii, Registrant: Edwin M Higginbotham Iii, Oliktok Radar Station Pouch 34 0099, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
  • Call Sign: KL1QX, Licensee ID: L00847055, Grant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 04/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/11/2004, Certifier: Scott M Crafton, Registrant: Scott M Crafton, C/O Aes 624 Kuparuk Base Camp Pouch 340014, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T337B (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2443S, N2443S, N-2443S, Serial Number: 337-0743, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert S Gill, Po Box 340084, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734, Other Owners: David L Nicholes

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fire incidents - 19 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Prudhoe Bay, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.5%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (36.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Prudhoe Bay, AK
    • 4837.5%Structure Fires
    • 4736.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1814.1%Other
    • 1511.7%Outside Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prudhoe Bay, AK


Prudhoe Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Prudhoe Bay on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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