Salcha, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,095. Population change since 2000: +28.2%
Males: 601  (55.0%)
Females: 494  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99714.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $78,090 (it was $54,063 in 2000)
Salcha:

$78,090
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,249 (it was $22,616 in 2000)

Salcha CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $195,302 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Salcha:

$195,302
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,103.

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  • Races in Salcha, AK (2010)

    Salcha races chart
    • 95587.2%White alone
    • 474.3%American Indian alone
    • 383.5%Two or more races
    • 363.3%Hispanic
    • 100.9%Asian alone
    • 90.8%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Salcha: 106.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.4%), Irish (13.6%), United States (7.6%), Norwegian (6.1%), Swedish (5.2%), English (5.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 72.0 square miles.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (very low).

Salcha,AK real estate house value index trend

Salcha, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Salcha:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Salcha CDP:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

7 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,302 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,360 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (246.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2424.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Eielson AFB, AK (3.1 miles ), Moose Creek, AK (3.7 miles ), Harding-Birch Lakes, AK (3.8 miles ), North Pole, AK (4.3 miles ), Badger, AK (4.7 miles ), Two Rivers, AK (4.9 miles ), Pleasant Valley, AK (5.0 miles ), Steele Creek, AK (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 64.52 N, Longitude: 147.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

4.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (34%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (3%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (22%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Salcha, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Salcha-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 587% 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 243.0 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 71.2 miles away from Salcha center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 125.1 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 316.7 miles away from Salcha 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) earthquake occurred 419.1 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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airports located in Salcha:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Salcha:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 34 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 247 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 247 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1414 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1418 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1435 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1440 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable locations in Salcha: Salcha Fire and Rescue Station 1 (A), Salcha Fire and Rescue Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Stringer Road Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Little Salcha River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Salcha: Salcha River State Recreation Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fairbanks North Star 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 62.2. This is better than average.

City:

62.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Salcha CDP (based on Fairbanks North Star Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,98771
Other5,34723
Catholic4,1955
Mainline Protestant3,96917
Black Protestant4716
Orthodox1351
None69,477-
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: 7
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salcha:

49.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salcha:

47.3%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Salcha:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.6%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salcha:

7.8%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Salcha:

56.7%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salcha, AK Residents

11.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.48%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.37% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,204 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.37%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.61% ($44,009 average AGI)
from Bell County, TX  0.25% ($36,021)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.23% ($46,553)


11.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.91%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.43% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,511 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.43%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($52,526 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.24% ($42,791)
to El Paso County, TX  0.24% ($39,367)

Strongest AM radio stations in Salcha:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KZPA (900 AM; 5 kW; FORT YUKON, AK; Owner: GWANDAK PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Salcha:

  • K203CT (88.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)
  • KUWL (103.9 FM; COLLEGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWLF (98.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KAKQ-FM (101.1 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Salcha fatal accident list:

Sep 14, 2010 01:47 AM, Sr-2 Richardson Hwy, Lat: 64.57048, Lon: -147.04259, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 3, 2006 12:26 AM, Sr-2, Lat: 64.48174, Lon: -146.97870, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 22, 2005 01:30 PM, I-Sr 2 Richardson Hw, Mp 330, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Oct 4, 1997 07:15 PM, I-A2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 3, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 26, 1995 04:37 AM, I2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Flag Hill (Lat: 64.410972 Lon: -146.965694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPPH631
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.250 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2000, Expiration Date: 01/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2005, Certifier: William ShechterRegistrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, Po Box 4052, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Fax: (717) 337-1078
  • 6000 Johnson Rd (Lat: 64.543694 Lon: -147.022667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: WQFS604
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2006, Expiration Date: 09/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2012, Certifier: Ian A HegdalRegistrant: Lao 20623004, 102 E. Middle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Flag Hill, 6760 Orchid Dr. (Lat: 64.409083 Lon: -146.954111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WQDS737
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 953.950 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2015, Expiration Date: 10/21/2025, Certifier: Paul C MorganRegistrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc., Fairbanks, AK 99707, Phone: (907) 458-5869, Fax: (907) 458-6300, Email:
  • Carney Sub, 7760 Johnson Rd (Lat: 64.546250 Lon: -146.831528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 35.6 m, Call Sign: WQDS740
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.62 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2015, Expiration Date: 10/21/2025, Certifier: Paul C MorganRegistrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc., Fairbanks, AK 99707, Phone: (907) 458-5869, Fax: (907) 458-6300, Email:
  • JOHNSON RD, 6000 Johnson Rd. (Lat: 64.543694 Lon: -147.022667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: WQNS644
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.550 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/11/2021, Certifier: Paul MorganRegistrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, Inc., Fairbanks, AK 99707, Phone: (907) 458-4580, Email:
  • CANYON CREEK, Mile Marker 301 Richardson Highway (Lat: 64.302778 Lon: -146.550556), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQTZ507
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2014, Expiration Date: 05/13/2024, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2015, Certifier: John MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • WOOD CHOPPER, 11911 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 64.330750 Lon: -146.770417), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.9 m, Call Sign: WQTZ508
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/13/2014, Expiration Date: 05/13/2024, Cancellation Date: 09/14/2015, Certifier: John MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • GVEA Patty Loud, 6760 Orchid Dr. (Lat: 64.409111 Lon: -146.954139), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WQXF852
    Assigned Frequencies: 17995.0 MHz, 22180.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 22180.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 22180.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 22180.0 MHz, 17995.0 MHz, 22180.0 MHz... (+6 more)Grant Date: 02/23/2016, Expiration Date: 02/23/2026, Certifier: Jimmy SipesRegistrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • Harding Lakeside, Lot 3, Us Survey 3204, Harding Lake (Lat: 64.433306 Lon: -146.885750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQXG821
    Assigned Frequencies: 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHz, 23380.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2016, Expiration Date: 03/01/2026, 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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Salcha)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Salcha)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0017.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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

KNOTTY SHOP LLC (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
MOOSE CREEK LODGE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 18 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
SALCHAKET ROADHOUSE (Population served: 39, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Salcha compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 15 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
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