Russian Mission, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 335 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.2%
 
Males: 178  (53.4%)
Females: 157  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  22.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99657.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $36,987 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Russian Mission:

$36,987
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $10,612 (it was $8,358 in 2000)

Russian Mission city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $123,362 (it was $72,500 in 2000)
Russian Mission:

$123,362
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $143,745; Detached houses: $145,438

Median gross rent in 2015: $582.

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  • Races in Russian Mission, AK (2010)

    Russian Mission races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Russian Mission: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 5.66 square miles.

Population density: 59 people per square mile   (very low).

Russian Mission, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Russian Mission:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Russian Mission city:

  • Never married: 55.4%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 2.6%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Russian Mission, Alaska as of October 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Russian Mission to the number of sex offenders is 65 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $208 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $207 (0.2%)

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

Russian Mission household income distribution Russian Mission home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

19.5%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+18.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Public administration (39%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Sales and related occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Legal occupations (2%)

Work and jobs in Russian Mission: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 the city 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 the city 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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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 33.3%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.9% for American Indian residents, 38.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Alaska average:

10.2

Russian Mission travel time to work - commute Russian Mission mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.9%
Alaska:

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
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,067
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$1,067
Totals for Government 2$4,108$24,64816$5,858

Russian Mission government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $80,000 ($238.81)
    Financial Administration: $57,000 ($170.15)
    Electric Utilities: $21,000 ($62.69)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($35.82)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($26.87)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($17.91)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($14.93)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($11.94)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($11.94)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($5.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $135,000 ($402.99)

Russian Mission government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $96,000 ($286.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($59.70)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($8.96)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($5.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000 ($140.30)
    General Support: $26,000 ($77.61)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($229.85)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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  1.65% ($22,029 average AGI)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($32,615)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.52% ($17,636)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
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  1.75% ($19,892 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($24,423)

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 MHzGrant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Tina PidgeonRegistrant: The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Dave Heimke, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784444 Lon: -161.323056), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Matt Cronk, Within The Village Of Russian Mission (Lat: 61.784444 Lon: -161.323056), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Russian Mission Central Ofc (Lat: 61.784722 Lon: -161.323333), Type: 6.7, Overall height: 6.7 m, Registrant: 9075611674, , 5450 A ST

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Russian Mission, 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: WQHK384, Licensee ID: L00045569
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 08/21/2007, Expiration Date: 08/21/2017, Certifier: Jimmy R SipesRegistrant: United2, LLC

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • (Lat: 61.784528 Lon: -161.322083), Call Sign: KNLN427
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, 152.810 MHzGrant Date: 02/15/2005, Expiration Date: 03/20/2015, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2015Registrant: 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: 129.600 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.200 MHz, 131.300 MHzGrant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 08/29/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2006Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/31/1995, Expiration Date: 01/31/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 12/19/2016, Certifier: John BartlettRegistrant: 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:

2
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Jonathan 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
    Registrant (Corporation): Kako Retreat Center Inc, Po Box 29, Russian Mission, AK 99657

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Wood (41%)

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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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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