Savoonga, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 698 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 
Males: 355  (50.9%)
Females: 343  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

23.5 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99769.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,259 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Savoonga:

$33,259
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $11,667 (it was $7,725 in 2000)

Savoonga city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $103,158 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Savoonga:

$103,158
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $83,032; detached houses: $83,851

Median gross rent in 2017: $921.

March 2019 cost of living index in Savoonga: 106.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 47.3%
(48.9% for American Indian residents, 34.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Savoonga, AK (2010)
    • 63494.5%American Indian alone
    • 334.9%White alone
    • 30.4%Two or more races
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Savoonga, Alaska as of August 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Savoonga is 117 to 1.


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Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Land area: 6.10 square miles.

Population density: 115 people per square mile   (very low).

Savoonga, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Savoonga city:

1.4% ($703)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (681.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2994.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Gambell, AK (6.2 miles ),
Port Clarence, AK (12.4 miles),
Nome, AK (12.8 miles ),
Teller, AK (12.8 miles ),
Brevig Mission, AK (12.8 miles ),
Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (13.9 miles),
Nunam Iqua, AK (13.9 miles),
Alakanuk, AK (13.9 miles )

Latitude: 63.70 N, Longitude: 170.46 W

Area code: 907

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

12.0%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+23.7%).
Most common industries in Savoonga, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (31.9%)
  • Public administration (19.3%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.6%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3.0%)
  • Utilities (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (34.3%)
  • Public administration (22.4%)
  • Utilities (7.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.5%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (4.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (30.3%)
  • Public administration (17.2%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Social assistance (11.1%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Savoonga, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (15.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.3%)
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.5%)
  • Top executives (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18.2%)
  • Cashiers (14.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)

Average climate in Savoonga, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Savoonga-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 591.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 751.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 2/21/1991 at 02:35:34, a magnitude 6.7 (6.2 MB, 6.5 MS, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 12.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 401.6 miles away from Savoonga 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 695.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/12/1997 at 18:29:37, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from Savoonga center
On 5/30/1997 at 19:39:31, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.6 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Savoonga topographic map

Airports located in Savoonga:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Savoonga:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 679 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 680 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 681 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 2044 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 2048 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 2053 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2069 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Savoonga:

See full list of schools located in Savoonga

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Savoonga: Savoonga Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Savoonga Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Sawoonhak Creek (A), Kitnik River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nome Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

SAVOONGA WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 671, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-08-2010)
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2011)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 30 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

12.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Savoonga:

Marital status in Savoonga, AK
  • Never married: 56.3%
  • Now married: 32.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 2.5%

For population 25 years and over in Savoonga:

  • High school or higher: 63.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 37.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Savoonga
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Savoonga, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.4%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Savoonga:

41.6%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Savoonga:

30.2%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.3%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Savoonga:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Savoonga:

30.9%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

51.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Savoonga:

79.7%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Savoonga, 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
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,667$26,6680$0
Other and Unallocable 3$4,268$17,0720$0
Financial Administration 2$5,670$34,0200$0
Other Government Administration 2$2,212$13,2729$3,054
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,886
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$1,886
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 10$18,817$22,58015$6,826

Savoonga government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $453,000 ($649.00)
    Financial Administration: $274,000 ($392.55)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($197.71)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($169.05)
    Police Protection: $90,000 ($128.94)
    Electric Utilities: $40,000 ($57.31)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($24.36)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($10.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $421,000 ($603.15)

Savoonga government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $455,000 ($651.86)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($27.22)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $82,000 ($117.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $161,000 ($230.66)
    Rents: $86,000 ($123.21)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($71.63)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($11.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $212,000 ($303.72)
    General Local Government Support: $177,000 ($253.58)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $85,000 ($121.78)

Savoonga government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $197,000 ($282.23)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Savoonga:

  • 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)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Savoonga:

  • K07RD (Channel 7; SAVOONGA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09NL (Channel 9; SAVOONGA, AK; Owner: VILLAGE OF SAVOONGA)

Savoonga fatal accident list:

Jul 8, 2017 87:99 PM, Akeya Rd, Airport Rd, Lat: 63.696061, Lon: -170.466678, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 2, 2017 87:99 PM, Bia Rd, Lat: 63.678858, Lon: -170.514936, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 21, 2008 10:00 AM, Bia Rd, Lat: 63.679810, Lon: -170.512200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 26, 1996 11:45 PM, Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.4mTotal length
  • 9,494Total average daily traffic
  • 677Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,060Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Savoonga)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • State Police (Lat: 63.699528 Lon: -170.449194), Call Sign: WAU639, Licensee ID: L00002062,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.26540 MHz, 4.46140 MHz, 5.13640 MHz, 5.16890 MHz, 5.19640 MHz, 7.48140 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2014, Expiration Date: 01/18/2025, Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Savoonga Airport (Lat: 63.683333 Lon: -170.500000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPTJ332,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3.45040 MHz, 3.47140 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 129.100 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 129.900 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz... (+5 more), Grant Date: 12/08/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Certifier: John L Bartlett, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Within Village Of (Lat: 63.693889 Lon: -170.482500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard Jr, Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7COG, Licensee ID: L01154994, Grant Date: 05/23/2006, Expiration Date: 05/23/2016, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2018, Certifier: Andrew H Davis, Registrant: Andrew H Davis, Rr 2 Box 184, Savoonga, AK 99769

Most common last names in Savoonga, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Noongwook667.7 years
Seppilu579.2 years
Alowa469.0 years
Kingeekuk371.4 years
Annogiyuk281.5 years
Gologergen264.0 years
Jackson253.0 years
Kava286.9 years
Kulowiyi279.5 years
Mokiyuk270.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Savoonga, AK
  • 98.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Savoonga, AK
  • 86.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.1%Other fuel
  • 5.4%Wood


Savoonga compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Savoonga on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #48 (99769) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Slovak first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 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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