Red Dog Mine, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 309. Population change since 2000: +865.6%
Males: 248  (80.3%)
Females: 61  (19.7%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Median resident age: 43.9 years

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  • Races in Red Dog Mine, AK (2010)

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    • 15550.2%American Indian alone
    • 12540.5%White alone
    • 185.8%Two or more races
    • 82.6%Hispanic
    • 20.6%Other race alone
    • 10.3%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Red Dog Mine: 103.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Red Dog Mine, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (34.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 66.9 square miles.

Population density: 4.6 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Red Dog Mine:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Red Dog Mine CDP:

  • Never married: 60.7%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

15 residents are foreign born

This place:

19.7%
Alaska:

7.5%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (611.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2920.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Noatak, AK (5.9 miles ), Kivalina, AK (7.0 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (9.0 miles ), Noorvik, AK (9.9 miles ), Kiana, AK (10.0 miles ), Point Hope, AK (10.1 miles ), Selawik, AK (11.3 miles ), Ambler, AK (12.2 miles ).

Latitude: 68.07 N, Longitude: 162.88 W

Area code: 907

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (28%)
  • Wholesale trade (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (28%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • 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%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Red Dog Mine, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Red Dog Mine-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 435.4 miles away from the city center
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 529.3 miles away from Red Dog Mine center
On 9/16/1993 at 17:57:15, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.8 MS, Depth: 25.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 316.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/11/2008 at 16:52:35, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 31.5 miles away from Red Dog Mine center
On 10/13/2008 at 20:18:46, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 3.9 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.3 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)
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Red Dog Mine:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 470 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 611 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 611 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1917 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1921 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1937 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1943 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Red Dog Mine Emergency Services Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Red Dog Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northwest Arctic 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 2016: 0.0%
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309 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
32 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Alaska average:

9.9

Red Dog Mine travel time to work - commute Red Dog Mine mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Red Dog Mine CDP (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Red Dog Mine:

40.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Red Dog Mine:

47.1%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Red Dog Mine:

30.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.3%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.8%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Red Dog Mine:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Red Dog Mine:

50.0%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

85.0%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Red Dog Mine, AK Residents

8.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
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  2.32% ($39,511 average AGI)


8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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  2.77% ($52,093 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.98% ($45,947)
to Nome Census Area, AK  0.82% ($36,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Red Dog Mine:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Red Dog Mine compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Red Dog Mine on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014"
  • #53 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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