Selawik, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 852 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.4%
 
Males: 449  (52.8%)
Females: 403  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  22.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99770.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $42,312 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Selawik:

$42,312
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $11,631 (it was $8,170 in 2000)

Selawik city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $103,113 (it was $117,500 in 2000)
Selawik:

$103,113
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $110,406; Detached houses: $111,706

Median gross rent in 2015: $617.

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  • Races in Selawik, AK (2010)

    Selawik races chart
    • 70885.4%American Indian alone
    • 8710.5%Two or more races
    • 334.0%White alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Selawik: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.52 square miles.

Population density: 338 people per square mile   (very low).

Selawik, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Selawik:

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 34.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Selawik city:

  • Never married: 63.7%
  • Now married: 24.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 5.5%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Selawik, Alaska as of October 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Selawik to the number of sex offenders is 78 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Selawik city:  0.9% ($1,026)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (485.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2802.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kiana, AK (5.3 miles ), Noorvik, AK (5.7 miles ), Buckland, AK (7.2 miles ), Ambler, AK (8.2 miles ), Kotzebue, AK (8.6 miles ), Shungnak, AK (9.0 miles ), Deering, AK (9.1 miles) , Kobuk, AK (9.4 miles) .

Latitude: 66.60 N, Longitude: 160.01 W

Area code: 907

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

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+28.9%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Selawik, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Selawik-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 286% 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 316.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 538.4 miles away from Selawik 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 414.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from Selawik center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.5 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 Selawik:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Selawik:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 367 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 485 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 485 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1806 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1810 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1824 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1831 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Selawik:

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Notable location: Maniilaq Association Selawik Clinic (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Northwest Arctic Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 29.9%
(30.5% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.5 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Alaska average:

10.2

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Selawik city (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
Northwest Arctic Borough:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

42.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Selawik:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

27.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Selawik:

34.2%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Selawik:

51.4%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Selawik:

79.9%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Selawik, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 3$5,838
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$12,731
Sewerage 3$13,767$55,0680$0
Electric Power 2$5,421$32,5260$0
Totals for Government 5$19,188$46,05113$18,569

Selawik government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($3.52)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $186,000 ($218.31)
    Sewerage: $129,000 ($151.41)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($85.68)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($36.38)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($28.17)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($17.61)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($15.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $247,000 ($289.91)

Selawik government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $149,000 ($174.88)
    Sewerage: $132,000 ($154.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $47,000 ($55.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($5.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($49.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $31,000 ($36.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $68,000 ($79.81)

8.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
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  2.32% ($39,511 average AGI)


8.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.99%
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  2.77% ($52,093 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.98% ($45,947)
to Nome Census Area, AK  0.82% ($36,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Selawik:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Selawik:

  • K09RL (Channel 9; SELAWIK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02JU (Channel 2; SELAWIK, AK; Owner: CITY OF SELAWIK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Mavsigviq, Complex 10 Miles South Of Selawik (Lat: 66.751000 Lon: -160.174722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPXD743
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013, Certifier: Marc D VenturaRegistrant: Metapath Software International, 1300 Diamond Springs Road Suite 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, Phone: (757) 464-1817, Fax: (757) 464-2148, Email:
  • Selawik, Tower Beside Selawik Clinic (Lat: 66.605167 Lon: -160.013778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 7 m, Call Sign: WPXD747
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/12/2003, Expiration Date: 03/12/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2013, Certifier: Marc D VenturaRegistrant: Metapath Software International, 1300 Diamond Springs Road Suite 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, Phone: (757) 464-1817, Fax: (757) 464-2148, Email:

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

SELAWIK SAFEWATER FACILITY (Population served: 846, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-04-2014 to JUN-04-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2013)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2012), St Other (JUL-25-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2012), St Other (JAN-22-2013)
  • 29 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (OCT-15-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-10-2012 to MAR-04-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-25-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2012), St Other (JAN-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 46 regular monitoring violations
  • 147 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Selawik, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank368.6 years
Charlie273.5 years
Harry276.5 years
Johnnie282.0 years
Sarah291.0 years
Paul287.0 years
Peter239.5 years
Most common last names in Selawik, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ballot682.0 years
Greist545.4 years
Foster576.4 years
Knox468.5 years
Mitchell471.7 years
Ramoth478.2 years
Norton372.7 years
Skin362.6 years
Clark280.9 years
Cleveland271.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (89%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (4%)

Selawik 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Selawik on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #63 (99770) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #53 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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