Russian Mission, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 338 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.2%
 
Males: 168  (49.8%)
Females: 170  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

22.9 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99657.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,023 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Russian Mission:

$39,023
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,623 (it was $8,358 in 2000)

Russian Mission city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $144,103 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Russian Mission:

$144,103
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,799; detached houses: $147,236

Median gross rent in 2017: $601.

March 2019 cost of living index in Russian Mission: 106.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.4%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for American Indian residents, 42.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Russian Mission, AK (2010)
    • 29995.8%American Indian alone
    • 103.2%White alone
    • 31.0%Two or more races

Races in Russian Mission detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Russian Mission, Alaska as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Russian Mission is 134 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 5.66 square miles.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (very low).

Russian Mission, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $220 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $243 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (383.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2676.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Marshall, AK (5.0 miles ),
Lower Kalskag, AK (6.1 miles ),
Upper Kalskag, AK (6.1 miles ),
Tuluksak, AK (7.0 miles ),
Pilot Station, AK (7.2 miles ),
Holy Cross, AK (7.6 miles ),
Aniak, AK (7.8 miles ),
Akiak, AK (7.8 miles )

Latitude: 61.79 N, Longitude: 161.33 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Russian Mission, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Russian Mission, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.2%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+18.9%).
Most common industries in Russian Mission, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (28.9%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Gasoline stations (13.3%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (29.4%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Gasoline stations (8.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.9%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.6%)
  • Health care (22.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (16.3%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Russian Mission, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (13.3%)
  • Other transportation occupations (8.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.8%)
  • Other transportation occupations (8.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (22.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.2%)
  • Other transportation occupations (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (6.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Russian Mission, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Russian Mission-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 481% 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 456.1 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 359.4 miles away from Russian Mission 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 447.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 425.8 miles away from Russian Mission center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 459.2 miles away from Russian Mission center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 369.6 miles away from Russian Mission center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wade Hampton Census Area (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Russian Mission:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Russian Mission:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 382 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 382 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 469 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1737 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1740 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1742 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1760 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Russian Mission:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Russian Mission: Russian Mission Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Russian Mission Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Nunvotchuk Lake (A), Ocolaksuk Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

KAKO RETREAT CENTER (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

86.3%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.8%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Russian Mission:

Marital status in Russian Mission, AK
  • Never married: 58.5%
  • Now married: 29.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 2.7%

For population 25 years and over in Russian Mission:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Russian Mission, AK (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
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: 17
Wade Hampton Census Area:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

5.9%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.3%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.0%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Russian Mission:

27.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.6%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Russian Mission:

41.3%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Russian Mission:

50.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Russian Mission:

80.9%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Russian Mission, 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
Other Government Administration 2$4,108$24,64812$3,724
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,067
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,067
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$4,108$24,64816$5,858

Russian Mission government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($266.27)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $42,000 ($124.26)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($71.01)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $200,000 ($591.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $117,000 ($346.15)

Russian Mission government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $35,000 ($103.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($133.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $28,000 ($82.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($437.87)
    Other: $63,000 ($186.39)

Strongest AM radio stations in Russian Mission:

  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL 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)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Russian Mission:

  • K09SH (Channel 9; RUSSIAN MISSION, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11SB (Channel 11; RUSSIAN MISSION, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784444 Lon: -161.323056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WPOJ693, Licensee ID: L00045569
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Dave Heimke, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784444 Lon: -161.323056), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Unicom, Inc., Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 273-5289
  • Matt Cronk, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784444 Lon: -161.323056), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Unicom, Inc., Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 273-5289
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784278 Lon: -161.323167), Type: 19.5, Structure height: 02270 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784278 Lon: -161.323167), Type: 19.5, Structure height: 02270 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Russian Mission Central Ofc (Lat: 61.784722 Lon: -161.323333), Type: 6.7, Overall height: 6.7 m, Registrant: United Utilities Inc, Ancho-rage, Phone: (907) 561-1674

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Russian Mission, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784278 Lon: -161.323167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 19.5 m, Call Sign: WQHK384, Licensee ID: L01108563,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, 6815.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2017, Expiration Date: 08/21/2027, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes, Registrant: United2, LLC

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • (Lat: 61.784528 Lon: -161.322083), Call Sign: KNLN427,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, 152.810 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2005, Expiration Date: 03/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2015, Registrant: United Utilities, Inc, 5450 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99518-1291, Phone: (907) 273-5280, Fax: (907) 273-5315, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Russian Mission Airport (Lat: 61.785083 Lon: -161.319028), Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: KFI8, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 130.100 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006, Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K Street Nw, Washington, DC 20006
  • Kako Mine (Lat: 61.900639 Lon: -161.445694), Type: Tower, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WDG97, Licensee ID: L00122003,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.20240 MHz, 3.26240 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 8.07140 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/1995, Expiration Date: 01/31/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Dave Penz, Mi 6 Kako Rd, Russian Mission, AK 99657
  • Russian Mission Airport (Lat: 61.785083 Lon: -161.319028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQGD953,
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.600 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/2017, Expiration Date: 12/19/2026, Certifier: John Bartlett, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: NL7TE, Licensee ID: L00122003, Grant Date: 10/22/2009, Expiration Date: 01/02/2020, Certifier: David C Penz, Registrant: David C Penz, Russian Mission, AK 99657

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5087D , Serial Number: 51187, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 07/05/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Johnathan D Penz, Po Box 29, Russian Mission, AK 99657
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206G (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 756QP , Serial Number: U20604274, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/22/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 01/04/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Kako Retreat Center Inc, Po Box 29, Russian Mission, AK 99657
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8347Z , Serial Number: 205-0347, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 07/07/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle D Stevens, 29 Kako Mine / Po Box 29, Russian Mission, AK 99657

Most common first names in Russian Mission, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Nick382.3 years
Paul369.3 years
Olga285.0 years
Peter262.0 years
Simeon280.5 years
Most common last names in Russian Mission, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pitka480.0 years
Askoak383.0 years
Alexie259.5 years
Belkoff277.5 years
Evan270.0 years
Gleaskak268.9 years
Housler274.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Russian Mission, AK
  • 50.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 49.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Russian Mission, AK
  • 76.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.1%Wood


Russian Mission compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.

Russian Mission on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #16 (99657) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 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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