Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 2,174. Population change since 2000: +43380.0%
Males: 1,977  (91.0%)
Females: 197  (9.0%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99510, 99519, 99734.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $106,921 (it was $90,957 in 2000)
Prudhoe Bay:

$106,921
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $90,104 (it was $19,880 in 2000)
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  • White alone - 1,804 (83.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 163 (7.5%)
  • Hispanic - 88 (4.0%)
  • Black alone - 42 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 33 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prudhoe Bay: 101.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.7%), Irish (14.5%), United States (9.6%), English (6.9%), Swiss (3.3%), Scottish (3.2%).

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

For population 25 years and over in Prudhoe Bay:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prudhoe Bay CDP:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

69 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).

This place:  4.3%
Alaska:  6.7%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prudhoe Bay to the number of sex offenders is 2,174 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Prudhoe Bay household income distribution Prudhoe Bay home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (60%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (50%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (39%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

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 significantly below Alaska state average. It is 74% 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, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 470.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 441.7 miles away from Prudhoe Bay 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, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 120.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/31/1995 at 08:20:55, a magnitude 5.2 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 21.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from Prudhoe Bay center
On 12/4/2001 at 21:35:13, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 5.0 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.8 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)

Airports and heliports located in Prudhoe Bay:

See details about airports and heliports located in Prudhoe Bay, AK

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
2,173 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Prudhoe Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income above 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Prudhoe Bay travel time to work - commute Prudhoe Bay mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.07%
Here: 23.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents46.7%16.6%15.8%13.8%7.1%
Congregations35.7%28.6%14.3%7.1%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

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
Number of bridges: 31
Total length: 195 meters (640ft)
Total costs: $278,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,421
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,136
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 8,406

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1970-1979: 19
  • 1980-1989: 9
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Prudhoe Bay, AK

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Prudhoe Bay)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

33 (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: 10/10/2003, Expiration Date: 10/05/2013
    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:

5
  • 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 , Serial Number: 337-0743, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/18/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert S Gill, Po Box 340084, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734, Other Owners: David L Nicholes
  • Aircraft: HELIO H-391B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 117 mph), Engine: LYCOMING GO-435C&D SER (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 391AK , Serial Number: 068, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1966
    Registrant (Individual): John A Alleva, Pouch 340004 Main St, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5560T , Serial Number: 17251460, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/01/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Ascenath B Helmericks, Po Box 340109, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6394N , Serial Number: 18 5155, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/1999
    Registrant (Individual): John A Alleva, Pouch 340004 Main St, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8273Q , Serial Number: U20603134, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1976
    Registrant (Individual): James Helmericks, Colville Village Pouch 340109, Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Hazardous Condition: 13

Incident types - Prudhoe Bay

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prudhoe Bay, AK
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