Ruby, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.2%
 
Males: 92  (56.3%)
Females: 73  (43.7%)
Median resident age:  30.7 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99768

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,975 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Ruby:

$24,975
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,181 (it was $9,544 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $121,117 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Ruby:

$121,117
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $126,591; Detached houses: $123,950

Median gross rent in 2013: $534.

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  • Races in Ruby, AK (2010)

    Ruby races chart
    • 14688.0%American Indian alone
    • 106.0%Two or more races
    • 84.8%White alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ruby: 108.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Ruby, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (10.1%), Irish (2.8%), Polish (2.0%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 7.55 square miles.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (very low).

Ruby, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Ruby:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 23.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ruby city:

  • Never married: 45.8%
  • Now married: 38.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $205 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (304.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2623.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Galena, AK (6.4 miles ), Koyukuk, AK (8.1 miles) , Huslia, AK (8.5 miles ), Nulato, AK (8.8 miles ), Hughes, AK (9.9 miles) , Kaltag, AK (10.0 miles ), Tanana, AK (10.2 miles ), Lake Minchumina, AK (10.6 miles) .

Latitude: 64.74 N, Longitude: 155.49 W

Area code: 907

Ruby household income distribution Ruby home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

14.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+11.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (3%)

Average climate in Ruby, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Ruby, Alaska average temperatures Ruby, Alaska average precipitation Ruby, Alaska humidity Ruby, Alaska wind speed Ruby, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Ruby-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 480% 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 356.7 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Ruby 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 248.1 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 35.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 236.5 miles away from Ruby center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 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)
Ruby topographic map

airports located in Ruby:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruby:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 226 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 303 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 303 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1634 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1638 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1650 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1660 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Ruby:

See full list of schools located in Ruby

Library in Ruby:

  • RUBY COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Location: 10 BOBBY KENNEDY SR. WAY)

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Notable locations in Ruby: Ruby Volunteer Fire Department (A), Tanana Chiefs Conference Ruby Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 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 2013: 32.5%
(35.6% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.1%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ruby city (based on Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,14818
Catholic1,45310
Evangelical Protestant1645
Other87-
Orthodox853
None1,651-
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: 10
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

17.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Ruby:

49.0%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ruby:

43.9%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Ruby:

29.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ruby:

28.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

50.4%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Ruby:

80.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ruby, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,589$43,0680$0
Streets and Highways 1$4,492$53,9040$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,916
Electric Power 1$3,791$45,4921$975
Totals for Government 3$11,872$47,4882$3,891

Ruby government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($54.55)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $195,000 ($1181.82)
    Air Transportation: $66,000 ($400.00)
    Central Staff Services: $52,000 ($315.15)
    Water Utilities: $51,000 ($309.09)
    Health Services - Other: $38,000 ($230.30)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($84.85)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($84.85)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($42.42)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($42.42)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $156,000 ($945.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $231,000 ($1400.00)

Ruby government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $80,000 ($484.85)
  • Charges - All Other: $47,000 ($284.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($109.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,000 ($66.67)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($54.55)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $196,000 ($1187.88)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($96.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $230,000 ($1393.94)
    General Support: $31,000 ($187.88)

Ruby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $69,000 ($418.18)

7.74% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.27% ($31,500 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.20% ($42,760)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,994 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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  3.59% ($29,587 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.24% ($41,385)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruby:

  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • 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)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruby:

  • K241AB (96.1 FM; RUBY, AK; Owner: VOICE FOR CHRIST MINISTRIES INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ruby:

  • K09PK (Channel 9; RUBY, AK; Owner: CITY OF RUBY)
  • K04KU (Channel 4; RUBY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Ruby fatal accident list:

May 2, 2002 09:00 PM, Ruby Airport Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 13, 1990 01:00 PM, Airport Rd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 60Total average daily traffic
  • 70Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ruby)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • RUBY, Off Lena Loop (Lat: 64.742139 Lon: -155.469444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQSS881, Licensee ID: L01175545
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6330.66 MHz, 6271.36 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Christopher J McnealRegistrant: Drs Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., 307 1st St West, Suite 6, Polson, MT 59860, Phone: (800) 330-0784, Email:
  • TR RELAY, 5.6 Miles North Of Kathaleen Island (Lat: 65.066083 Lon: -154.135833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQSS882, Licensee ID: L01175545
    Assigned Frequencies: 6019.32 MHz, 6137.92 MHzGrant Date: 11/08/2013, Expiration Date: 11/08/2023, Certifier: Christopher J McnealRegistrant: Drs Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., 307 1st St West, Suite 6, Polson, MT 59860, Phone: (800) 330-0784, Email:
  • GALENA, 1 Mile West Of Airport Road (Lat: 64.742472 Lon: -155.434528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQUQ597, Licensee ID: L01175545
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2014, Expiration Date: 09/11/2024, Certifier: Christopher J McnealRegistrant: Drs Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., 307 1st Street West, Polson, MT 59860, Phone: (800) 330-0784, Email:
  • RUBY DOME, Off Ruby-Poorman Rd (Lat: 64.643750 Lon: -155.434528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQUQ601, Licensee ID: L01175545
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2014, Expiration Date: 09/11/2024, Certifier: Christopher J McnealRegistrant: Drs Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., 307 1st Street West, Polson, MT 59860, Phone: (800) 330-0784, Email:
  • Ruby, Within The Community Of Ruby (Lat: 64.733250 Lon: -155.461944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 15.5 m, Overall height: 16.5 m, Call Sign: WQWP861
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 10/22/2015, Expiration Date: 10/22/2025, Certifier: Jimmy SipesRegistrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Ruby Airport (Lat: 64.732722 Lon: -155.469139), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KXH83, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.64940 MHz, 4.64640 MHz, 5.12390 MHz, 5.88890 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/1997, Expiration Date: 04/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2002Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Ruby Airport (Lat: 64.732722 Lon: -155.469139), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KYV7, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.300 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 6.54840 MHzGrant Date: 05/08/1997, Expiration Date: 04/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2002Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1804G , Serial Number: 100, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Jay T Delima, Po Box 70, Ruby, AK 99768
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4803S , Serial Number: 32-1188, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Harold E Esmailka, Po Box 29, Ruby, AK 99768
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 207A (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 109 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6266H , Serial Number: 20700457, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Novi Inc, Po Box 29, Ruby, AK 99768
  • 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: 7167B , Serial Number: 18-5196, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Harold E Esmailka, Po Box 29, Ruby, AK 99768
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95259 , Serial Number: 28-25866, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Harold Dba Esmailka, Po Box 29, Ruby, AK 99768, Other Owners: Air Service Harolds
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-300 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97CR , Serial Number: 32R-7780078, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/11/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Harold E Dba Esmailka, Po Box 29, Ruby, AK 99768, Other Owners: Trading Co Ruby

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

RUBY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 405, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
YKSD - MERRELINE KANGAS / RUBY (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (62%)
  • Wood (36%)

Ruby compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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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