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Population in 2012: 2,737 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 1,721  (62.9%)
Females: 1,016  (37.1%)

Median resident age:  38.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99664.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,224 (it was $44,306 in 2000)
Seward:

$41,224
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,789

Seward city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $192,453 (it was $138,400 in 2000)
Seward:

$192,453
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $249,294; Detached houses: $241,612; Townhouses or other attached units: $393,617; In 2-unit structures: $139,958; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $467,672; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $255,058; Mobile homes: $39,087; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $245,872

Median gross rent in 2012: $751.

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  • White alone - 1,633 (60.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 530 (19.7%)
  • Asian alone - 204 (7.6%)
  • Two or more races - 200 (7.4%)
  • Black alone - 61 (2.3%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (2.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Seward: 110.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.3%), Irish (10.7%), Scotch-Irish (7.2%), English (5.3%), French (3.1%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 190 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Seward:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seward city:

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

205 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 1.5% Europe).

This city:  7.6%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Seward, Alaska as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Seward to the number of sex offenders is 456 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,411 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $958 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (74.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2277.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Lowell Point, AK (1.9 miles) , Bear Creek, AK (2.0 miles ), Primrose, AK (3.9 miles) , Crown Point, AK (4.5 miles) , Moose Pass, AK (5.1 miles ), Cooper Landing, AK (5.3 miles ), Chenega, AK (7.0 miles) , Whittier, AK (7.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $283,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $283,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 60.12 N, Longitude: 149.43 W

Area code: 907

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Crime rates in Seward by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 010000100000
per 100,000 0.034.40.00.00.00.032.70.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 200003001001
per 100,000 69.80.00.00.00.098.50.00.031.60.00.036.2
Assaults 181118667236321
per 100,000 628.1378.5617.1206.3198.4229.965.597.0189.893.173.036.2
Burglaries 234534113112219710126
per 100,000 802.51548.51165.6378.11025.1394.1687.6291.1221.4310.2438.0217.5
Thefts 18716612711312211211810291917768
per 100,000 6524.85712.34353.83884.54034.43678.23863.83298.82878.82822.62810.22464.7
Auto thefts 1412115156745132
per 100,000 488.5412.9377.1171.9496.0197.0229.2129.4158.231.0109.572.5
Arson 100010210000
per 100,000 34.90.00.00.033.10.065.532.30.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 481.5453.2392.0226.8299.3254.8249.3174.4182.7149.1159.4131.9

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Crime rate in Seward detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 24 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Alaska average:

1.76

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Seward, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +142 (+5.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Seward-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 950% 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 87.2 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from Seward center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/1980 at 23:07:14, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.7 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/1999 at 10:30:03, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 44.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Seward center
On 4/25/1994 at 00:19:05, a magnitude 5.7 (5.4 MB, 5.4 MW, 5.7 ML, Depth: 42.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 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)

Birthplace of: Chad Bentz - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: May 5, 1980).


Hospitals/medical centers in Seward:

  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 417 FIRST AVENUE, PO BOX 365)
  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD MED AND CARE CENTER LTC (Nursing Home, 2203 OAK STREET (P.O. BOX 430))

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Airports and heliports located in Seward:


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Local government website: www.cityofseward.net

College/University in Seward:

  • Alaska Vocational Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 311; Location: 809 Second Avenue; Public; Website: www.avtec.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seward:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 75 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 332 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1322 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1325 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1346 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1371 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1377 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high schools in Seward:

Public elementary/middle schools in Seward:

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Library in Seward:

  • SEWARD COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $391,437; Location: 238 5TH AVENUE; 28,667 books; 1,154 audio materials; 2,195 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Seward: Chugachmiut Tribal Organization North Star Clinic (A), Seward Fire Department (B), Seward Volunteer Ambulance (C), Seward Public Health Center - South Central Region (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Second Lake (A), The Lagoon (B), First Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Japanese Creek (A), Lowell Creek (B), Resurrection River (C), Scheffler Creek (D), Sawmill Creek (E), Godwin Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Seward: Two Lakes Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Resurrection Bay Historical Society (Museums; 336 3rd Avenue) (1), Seward Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 336 3rd Avenue) (2), Sauerdough Lodging (225 4th Avenue) (3), Angels Rest On Resurrection Bay (Recreational Trips & Guides; 13730 Beach Drive Lowell Point) (4), Alaska Northern Outfitters (Tours & Charters; Boardwalk) (5), Alaska Sealife Center (Tours & Charters; 301 Railway Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Seward Harbor Hotel (1412 4th Avenue) (1), Sauerdough Lodging (225 4th Avenue) (2), Four Seasons Boat Services (808 Port Avenue) (3), Sailing Inc (1406 4th Avenue) (4), Murphy's Motel (911 4th Avenue) (5), Seward's Harborview Inn (804 3rd Avenue) (6), Alaska's Third Avenue Lodging (309 3rd Avenue) (7), Country Moose Inn (33393 Forest Road) (8), Hotel Edgewater & Conference Center (200 5th Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Kenai Peninsula 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 Seward and their reported violations in the past:

SEWARD (Population served: 4000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-22-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-22-1999)
SEWARD MARINE INDUSTRIAL CENT (Address: 434 6TH AVENUE , Population served: 535, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-22-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-22-1999), Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
PIT BAR AND LIQUOR STORE (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KENAI FJORDS TOURS (Population served: 160, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2001
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2000
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-1999
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2003
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2002
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
  • 15 other older monitoring violations
SALMON CREEK TRAILER COURT (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-23-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and JUN-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-10-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-10-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1997 and AUG-06-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-1999)
SEWARD WINDSONG LODGE (Population served: 105, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
USFS QUARTZ CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BEAR CREEK MOBILE HOME RV PARK (Address: 33508 Lincoln Ave. , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and FEB-15-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and FEB-15-2006, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-23-2004 to FEB-15-2006)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and JUL-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed No longer subject to Rule (JUL-02-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-20-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-30-2000), Fed No longer subject to Rule (OCT-20-2002)
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seward that have no violations reported:

  • EXIT GLACIER CABINS & SALMON BAKE (Population served: 122, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS KENAI LAKE WORK CENTER (Population served: 110, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEWARD WINDSONG LODGE EMPLOYEE AREA (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS WILLIWAW # 2 (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS WILLIWAW # 3 (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • USFS RUSSIAN RIVER (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MILLERS LANDING (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.4%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  51.1%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.3%
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: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Seward, AK

People in group quarters in Seward in 2010:

  • 549 people in state prisons
  • 117 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Seward in 2000:

  • 480 people in state prisons
  • 60 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 34 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 33 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Seward compared to Alaska state average:

Seward, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Seward (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Alaska: Seward Branch at 303 Fourth Street, branch established on 1952/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Seward Branch at 908 Third Avenue, branch established on 1977/07/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Alaska:

  • Marina Motel, 1603 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-5518
  • Best Western Hotel Seward, 221 5TH Ave, Seward, AK 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-2378, Fax: (907) 224-3112
  • Hotel Edgewater, LLC, 202 5th Ave, Seward, AK 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-2700, Fax: (907) 224-2701
  • Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor Hotel, 1412 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-2550, Fax: (907) 224-2509
  • Breeze Inn Hotel, 303 N Hbr, Seward, AK 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-5237, Fax: (907) 224-7024
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Alaska

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Seward travel time to work - commute


Seward mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (58%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

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Religion statistics for Seward city (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.62%
Here27.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents15.8%14.8%14.4%10.0%9.0%
Congregations8.9%6.3%6.3%11.4%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.4%3.4%17.4%
Congregations8.9%6.3%5.1%3.8%36.7%
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
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
Financial Administration 9$40,160$53,5470$0
Other Government Administration 7$32,209$55,2150$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$46,791$62,3880$0
Police - Other 7$22,625$38,7860$0
Firefighters 2$10,820$64,9200$0
Fire - Other 1$2,692$32,3040$0
Correction 6$19,324$38,6480$0
Streets and Highways 4$20,714$62,1420$0
Water Transport and Terminals 11$42,314$46,1610$0
Sewerage 2$8,557$51,3420$0
Parks and Recreation 8$28,574$42,86113$7,789
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,638$45,8280$0
Water Supply 2$10,758$64,5480$0
Electric Power 8$52,786$79,1790$0
Local Libraries 4$12,879$38,6371$1,043
Other and Unallocable 9$37,437$49,9160$0
Totals for Government 91$396,278$52,25614$8,832

Seward government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,796,000 ($2483.01)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,749,000 ($1369.75)
    General - Other: $1,474,000 ($538.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,445,000 ($527.95)
    Police Protection: $1,158,000 ($423.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,047,000 ($382.54)
    Central Staff Services: $1,035,000 ($378.15)
    Regular Highways: $921,000 ($336.50)
    Water Utilities: $762,000 ($278.41)
    Sewerage: $700,000 ($255.75)
    Financial Administration: $524,000 ($191.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $474,000 ($173.18)
    Correctional Institutions: $425,000 ($155.28)
    Libraries: $313,000 ($114.36)
    General Public Buildings: $231,000 ($84.40)
    Parking Facilities: $127,000 ($46.40)
    Hospitals: $92,000 ($33.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $86,000 ($31.42)
    Health - Other: $68,000 ($24.84)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $138,000 ($50.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $576,000 ($210.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $516,000 ($188.53)
    General Public Building: $80,000 ($29.23)
    Central Staff Services: $35,000 ($12.79)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($4.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($4.02)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($3.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($1.46)
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000 ($1.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,217,000 ($1540.74)

Seward government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,677,000 ($612.71)
    Sewerage: $771,000 ($281.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $563,000 ($205.70)
    All Other: $216,000 ($78.92)
    Parking Facilities: $177,000 ($64.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($23.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,159,000 ($788.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($18.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $587,000 ($214.47)
    Rents: $346,000 ($126.42)
    Donations From Private Sources: $160,000 ($58.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000 ($8.40)
    Special Assessments: $4,000 ($1.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,286,000 ($2662.04)
    Water Utilities: $1,020,000 ($372.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,088,000 ($762.88)
    General Local Government Support: $329,000 ($120.20)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,411,000 ($1246.26)
    Property: $789,000 ($288.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $285,000 ($104.13)
    Motor Vehicle License: $89,000 ($32.52)
    Other License: $55,000 ($20.09)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $20,000 ($7.31)
    Public Utility License: $1,000 ($0.37)

Seward government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,255,000 ($4842.89)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,890,000 ($4709.54)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,500,000 ($548.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000 ($414.69)

Seward government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,024,000 ($5854.59)

8.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.82% ($46,749 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.31% ($48,035)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.29% ($35,962)


8.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,693 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Alaska average:

9.43%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($338 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.12%
Alaska average:

0.24%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.85% ($33,064 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.48% ($45,270)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.36% ($36,561)

Strongest AM radio stations in Seward:

  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seward:

  • K285EG (104.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201AO (88.1 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PUFFIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K272DG (102.3 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPFN (105.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seward:

  • K03FO (Channel 3; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)
  • K55DD (Channel 55; SEWARD, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07PG (Channel 7; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Seward, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 149
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 364
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Seward fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 116 meters (381ft)
Total costs: $536,000
Total average daily traffic: 69,907
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,676
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 91,113

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Seward, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seward)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Seward, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seward)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Seward)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Seward


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seward, AK
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  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population"
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