Salamatof, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 980. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
Males: 634  (64.8%)
Females: 346  (35.2%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99611.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $78,036 (it was $44,861 in 2000)
Salamatof:

$78,036
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,917 (it was $16,306 in 2000)

Salamatof CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $203,683 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Salamatof:

$203,683
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $208,483; Detached houses: $227,771; Townhouses or other attached units: $344,580; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $957,166; Mobile homes: $64,057

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,042.

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Salamatof races chart
  • White alone - 761 (74.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 141 (13.8%)
  • Two or more races - 50 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (2.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 19 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 13 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Salamatof: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.0%), Irish (11.4%), Norwegian (9.1%), English (6.7%), Swedish (3.2%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 8.11 square miles.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Salamatof:

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salamatof CDP:

  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 2.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

11 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,528 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,617 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (66.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2348.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kenai, AK (1.9 miles ), Nikiski, AK (2.8 miles ), Kalifornsky, AK (3.0 miles ), Ridgeway, AK (3.1 miles ), Soldotna, AK (3.3 miles ), Sterling, AK (4.2 miles ), Kasilof, AK (4.2 miles ), Funny River, AK (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 60.59 N, Longitude: 151.31 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Salamatof household income distribution Salamatof home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Other services, except public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Salamatof, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Salamatof-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 818% 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 127.7 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 234.4 miles away from Salamatof center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 327.1 miles away from Salamatof center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 250.9 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)

Hospitals and medical centers near Salamatof:

  • HERITAGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • CENTRAL PENINSULA GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)
  • 1ST CHOICE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SOLDOTNA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salamatof:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 65 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 65 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 315 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1394 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1397 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1401 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1418 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Salamatof: Wildwood (A), Nikiski Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Lower Salamatof Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 1.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.1%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
369 people in state prisons in 2010
29 people in correctional residential facilities in 2010
345 people in state prisons in 2000
25 people in other group homes in 2000

Salamatof compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salamatof CDP (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here: 27.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salamatof:

  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salamatof:

  • KXBA (93.3 FM; NIKISKI, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KPEN-FM (101.7 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWHQ-FM (100.1 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KKIS-FM (96.5 FM; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KDLL (91.9 FM; KENAI, AK; Owner: PICKLE HILL PUBLIC B/CASTING, INC.)
  • KWJG (91.5 FM; KASILOF, AK; Owner: KASILOF PUBLIC B/G INC)

TV broadcast stations around Salamatof:

  • K08LW (Channel 8; KENAI/SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: NORTHERN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K10NC (Channel 10; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K09QH (Channel 9; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF ANCHORAGE LICENSE LLC)
  • K03FW (Channel 3; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K06MF (Channel 6; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: FIREWEED COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • K12LA (Channel 12; KENAI, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K55BB (Channel 55; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KITV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Salamatof on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Mining"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
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