Shungnak, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 269 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 136  (50.9%)
Females: 133  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  23.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99773.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,625 (it was $44,375 in 2000)
Shungnak:

$43,625
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $12,188 (it was $10,377 in 2000)

Shungnak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $108,720 (it was $103,400 in 2000)
Shungnak:

$108,720
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $157,986; Detached houses: $158,663; Townhouses or other attached units: $168,664; In 2-unit structures: $257,483; Mobile homes: $57,886

Median gross rent in 2015: $685.

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  • Races in Shungnak, AK (2010)

    Shungnak races chart
    • 24693.9%American Indian alone
    • 155.7%White alone
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shungnak: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 8.36 square miles.

Population density: 32 people per square mile   (very low).

Shungnak, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Shungnak:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shungnak city:

  • Never married: 69.5%
  • Now married: 21.7%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.0%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Shungnak, Alaska as of October 22, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Shungnak to the number of sex offenders is 68 to 1.


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

Shungnak city:  0.9% ($950)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (452.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2748.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kobuk, AK (2.6 miles) , Ambler, AK (4.9 miles ), Selawik, AK (9.0 miles ), Huslia, AK (9.2 miles ), Kiana, AK (9.5 miles ), Hughes, AK (9.9 miles) , Noorvik, AK (10.3 miles ), Alatna, AK (10.9 miles) .

Latitude: 66.89 N, Longitude: 157.14 W

Area code: 907

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

14.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+14.3%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Utilities (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Shungnak, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Shungnak-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 331% 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 266.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 497.0 miles away from Shungnak 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 357.1 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 153.5 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 201.5 miles away from Shungnak center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 348.5 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)
Shungnak topographic map

airports located in Shungnak:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shungnak:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 298 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 451 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 452 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1744 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1748 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1764 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1770 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Shungnak:

  • SHUNGNAK SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: #6 WEST RIVER ROAD, Grades: PK-12)
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Notable locations in Shungnak: Maniilaq Association Shungnak Clinic (A), Shungnak Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations 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: 28.8%
(74.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Alaska average:

10.2

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shungnak 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:
Shungnak:

44.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shungnak:

41.6%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.9%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.9%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shungnak:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shungnak:

35.9%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Shungnak:

80.2%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shungnak, 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
Other Government Administration 2$4,466$26,7962$965
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$106
Water Supply 2$3,349$20,0942$653
Electric Power 2$3,997$23,9822$1,724
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$853
Totals for Government 6$11,812$23,62410$4,301

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $156,000 ($579.93)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($208.18)
    Electric Utilities: $37,000 ($137.55)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($118.96)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($89.22)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($52.04)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($26.02)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($18.59)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($11.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $174,000 ($646.84)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $192,000 ($713.75)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($178.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($74.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $35,000 ($130.11)
    All Other: $3,000 ($11.15)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($44.61)

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 Shungnak:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC 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.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shungnak:

  • K204AS (88.7 FM; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K205BC (88.9 FM; KOBUK, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shungnak:

  • K07RA (Channel 7; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09NH (Channel 9; SHUNGNAK, AK; Owner: CITY OF SHUNGNAK)
  • K02KZ (Channel 2; KOBUK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 288Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 300Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Shungnak AWOS, Faa Awos Adjacent To Shungnak Runway (Lat: 66.888472 Lon: -157.166028), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Call Sign: WQJV965
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.175 MHzGrant Date: 01/20/2009, Expiration Date: 01/20/2019, Certifier: Ben PhillipsRegistrant: Otz Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Kotzebue, AK 99752, Phone: (907) 442-3114, Fax: (907) 442-1236, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Shungnak Central Office (Lat: 66.885806 Lon: -157.140222), Call Sign: KNKP439
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.350 MHz, 454.325 MHzGrant Date: 11/13/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018Registrant: Irwin, Campbell, And Tannenwald, 1320 Eighteenth Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 728-0400

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

SHUNGNAK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 282, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2014)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 46 regular monitoring violations
  • 16 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (25%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Shungnak compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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.
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