Savoonga, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 694 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 
Males: 356  (51.4%)
Females: 338  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  26.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99769.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,357 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Savoonga:

$29,357
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,175 (it was $7,725 in 2000)

Savoonga city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,512 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Savoonga:

$85,512
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $106,842; Detached houses: $106,842

Median gross rent in 2012: $675.

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  • American Indian alone - 634 (94.5%)
  • White alone - 33 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Savoonga: 108.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: HST (no DST) time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Land area: 6.10 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (very low).

Savoonga, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Savoonga:

  • High school or higher: 56.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Savoonga city:

  • Never married: 58.4%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 3.1%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Savoonga, Alaska as of April 21, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Savoonga to the number of sex offenders is 175 to 1.


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

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

13.4%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+23.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Cashiers (14%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)

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

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 Savoonga 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 the city 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)

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:

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 53.3%
(53.2% for American Indian residents, 55.6% for two or more races residents)
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

Savoonga compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (96%)
  • Wood (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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: 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.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%
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
Financial Administration 2$5,670$34,0200$0
Other Government Administration 2$2,212$13,2729$3,054
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,667$26,6680$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$1,886
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,886
Other and Unallocable 3$4,268$17,0720$0
Totals for Government 10$18,817$22,58015$6,826

Savoonga government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $34,000 ($48.99)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $126,000 ($181.56)
    General - Other: $105,000 ($151.30)
    Central Staff Services: $91,000 ($131.12)
    Financial Administration: $85,000 ($122.48)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($77.81)
    Electric Utilities: $33,000 ($47.55)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($34.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($5.76)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($2.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $272,000 ($391.93)

Savoonga government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $179,000 ($257.93)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($145.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($8.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $37,000 ($53.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $23,000 ($33.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($61.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($56.20)
    All Other: $16,000 ($23.05)
  • Tax - Property: $35,000 ($50.43)

Savoonga government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $34,000 ($48.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $34,000 ($48.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $91,000 ($131.12)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

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:

Aug 21, 2008 10:00 AM, Bia Rd, Lat: 63.67981, Lon: -170.51220, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 26, 1996 11:45 PM, Main, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within Village Of (Lat: 63.693972 Lon: -170.482500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 10.7 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WPOJ688
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Gci, 2550 Denali Street, Suite, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Jimmy Sipes, Within Village Of (Lat: 63.693889 Lon: -170.482500), Type: 14.6, Structure height: 02180 m, Overall height: 10.7 m
    Registrant: 9075611674, Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

FCC Registered Private 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: 11/27/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2015
    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: 10/24/2006, Expiration Date: 10/12/2016, 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, Houston, TX 77225-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PENAYAH WAYNE AVID HAULER#6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 18935 , Serial Number: 576
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne Penayah, Po Box 99, Savoonga, AK 99769

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Other direct selling establishments"
  • #9 (99769) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries"
  • #27 (99769) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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