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Population in 2012: 496 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 

Males: 262  (52.9%)
Females: 234  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  17.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99662.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,865 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Scammon Bay:

$34,865
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $7,492

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $115,905 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Scammon Bay:

$115,905
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $142,119; Detached houses: $142,119

Median gross rent in 2012: $638.

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  • American Indian alone - 471 (99.4%)
  • White alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scammon Bay: 109.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 787 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Scammon Bay:

  • High school or higher: 74.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 23.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scammon Bay city:

  • Never married: 55.4%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 2.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Scammon Bay, Alaska as of September 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Scammon Bay to the number of sex offenders is 99 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (522.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2806.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Chevak, AK (4.7 miles ), Hooper Bay, AK (5.2 miles ), Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (7.2 miles) , Nunam Iqua, AK (7.3 miles) , Mountain Village, AK (7.9 miles ), Alakanuk, AK (8.1 miles ), Newtok, AK (8.3 miles ), Emmonak, AK (8.5 miles ).

Latitude: 61.84 N, Longitude: 165.58 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

23.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+34.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (54%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (21%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (19%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)

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Earthquake activity:

Scammon Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/21/2005 at 12:50:12, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: local magnitude (ML)

Airports located in Scammon Bay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scammon Bay:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 521 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 587 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1874 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1877 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1897 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1922 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1928 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Library in Scammon Bay:

  • SCAMMON BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,350; Location: 101 ASKINUK STREET; 3,500 books; 200 audio materials; 30 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Scammon Bay: Scammon Bay Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Scammon Bay Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

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

SCAMMON BAY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 484, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2006), St BCA signed (MAR-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-03-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-08-2006), St BCA signed (MAR-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-20-2004), St BCA signed (MAR-30-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-24-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (OCT-02-2001), St BCA signed (MAR-30-2006)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In APR-2001. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-25-2001 to SEP-27-2001)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • 28 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 199 regular monitoring violations
  • 129 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.8%
(36.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  4.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  88.5%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Scammon Bay, AK

Scammon Bay compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Scammon Bay travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (82%)
  • Wood (18%)

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Religion statistics for Scammon Bay city (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.96%
Here77.0%
USA50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 17
This county:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,404$32,4240$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,376$38,2560$0
Sewerage 1$3,720$44,6400$0
Electric Power 2$2,502$15,0120$0
Totals for Government 7$18,002$30,8610$0

Scammon Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $8,000 ($16.13)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $97,000 ($195.56)
    General - Other: $41,000 ($82.66)
    Electric Utilities: $29,000 ($58.47)
    Health Services - Other: $26,000 ($52.42)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($48.39)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($44.35)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($20.16)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($14.11)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($6.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $135,000 ($272.18)

Scammon Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $94,000 ($189.52)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($46.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $33,000 ($66.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($20.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($70.56)
    All Other: $17,000 ($34.27)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($38.31)

Scammon Bay government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $9,000 ($18.15)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($18.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($100.81)

6.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($27,783 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.96% ($16,222)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.53% ($24,800)


8.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.03% ($24,672 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.25% ($19,167)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.63% ($20,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scammon Bay:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Scammon Bay:

  • K07SR (Channel 7; SCAMMON BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02LS (Channel 2; SCAMMON BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Community Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.843306 Lon: -165.581194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 20.1 m, Call Sign: WPOJ853
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 07/01/2019, 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:

4
  • Dave Heimke, Within The Village Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.809139 Lon: -165.516194), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.7 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.809139 Lon: -165.516194), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.7 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Jon Duracinski, Within The Community Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.843306 Lon: -165.581194), Type: 20.1, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9072735280, Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Jon Duracinski, Within The Community Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.843306 Lon: -165.581194), Type: 20.1, Overall height: 15.2 m
    Registrant: 9072735280, Duracinski@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Askinuk Mt. Repeater, Within The Village Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.809139 Lon: -165.516194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.7 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQHH678, Licensee ID: L00045569
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6685.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2007, Expiration Date: 07/31/2017, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes
    Registrant: United2, LLC

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Scammon Bay Airport (Lat: 61.844750 Lon: -165.565694), Call Sign: KVG9, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.800 MHz, 2.87640 MHz, 6.60540 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006



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