Salcha, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,095.
Population change since 2000: +28.2%
Males: 650  (59.4%)
Females: 445  (40.6%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99714.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $65,975 (it was $54,063 in 2000)
Salcha:

$65,975
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $36,256 (it was $22,616 in 2000)

Salcha CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $184,566 (it was $85,000 in 2000)
Salcha:

$184,566
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $207,909; detached houses: $204,038

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,314.

March 2019 cost of living index in Salcha: 106.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.5%
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  • Races in Salcha, AK (2019)
    • 90590.7%White alone
    • 454.5%American Indian alone
    • 151.5%Two or more races
    • 151.5%Hispanic
    • 70.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (7.8%), American (6.6%), English (5.8%), Ukrainian (5.6%), Norwegian (3.3%), French Canadian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 72.0 square miles.

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

Salcha, Alaska map

22 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

This place:

2.2%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,391 (1.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Salcha, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Salcha, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Salcha, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (10.8%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (7.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (12.9%)
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (10.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.2%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.7%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Salcha, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9.7%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17.1%)
  • Plant and system operators (10.5%)
  • Extraction workers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (10.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)

Average climate in Salcha, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 13.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.7
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Salcha-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 5390% 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) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from Salcha center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 70.9 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from Salcha center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from Salcha center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Salcha topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Salcha:

Marital status in Salcha, AK
  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 2.0%

For population 25 years and over in Salcha:

  • High school or higher: 99.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

6.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

26.1%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Salcha:

60.9%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Salcha:

64.9%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Salcha:

26.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.9%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Salcha:

9.0%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Salcha:

67.7%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

87.0%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Salcha, AK Residents

9.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,163 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.96%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.34% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,835 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.34%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.51% ($47,814 average AGI)
from El Paso County, TX  0.23% ($41,132)
from Pierce County, WA  0.20% ($49,105)


11.27% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,990 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.27%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.54% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,534 average AGI)
Fairbanks North Star Borough:

0.54%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.86% ($53,493 average AGI)
to El Paso County, CO  0.27% ($44,075)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.22% ($77,690)

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:

Oct 18, 2018 02:53 AM, Sr-2 Richardson Hwy, Lat: 64.585994, Lon: -147.053239, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 14, 2010 01:47 AM, Sr-2 Richardson Hwy, Lat: 64.570475, Lon: -147.042592, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 3, 2006 12:26 AM, Sr-2, Lat: 64.481740, Lon: -146.978700, 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 10, 1998 07:29 PM, I-A2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3
Oct 4, 1997 07:15 PM, I-A2, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 7, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 26, 1995 04:37 AM, I2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2000, Expiration Date: 01/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/05/2005, Certifier: William Shechter, Registrant: Skylines Unlimited Inc, Po Box 4052, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Fax: (717) 337-1078
  • SALCHA ELEMENTARY, Lat: 64.482556 Lon: -146.977056, Call Sign: WPUL710,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 03/28/2022, Certifier: Dick Vanhove, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 5306 Beethoven Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • 6000 Johnson Rd (Lat: 64.543694 Lon: -147.022667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 24.3 m, Call Sign: WQFS604,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.350 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2006, Expiration Date: 09/22/2016, Cancellation Date: 07/30/2012, Certifier: Ian A Hegdal, Registrant: Lao 20623004, 102 E. Middle St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Salcha, AK
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2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 16 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Salcha, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.6%), and Structure Fires (42.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Salcha, AK
    • 4843.6%Outside Fires
    • 4742.7%Structure Fires
    • 1311.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Salcha, AK
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Salcha, AK
  • 59.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.2%Wood
  • 5.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Salcha, AK
  • 66.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.3%Wood


Salcha compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • 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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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2021.