Skwentna, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 37. Population change since 2000: -66.7%
Males: 24  (65.4%)
Females: 13  (34.6%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99667

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,189 (it was $16,250 in 2000)
Skwentna:

$29,189
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,002 (it was $23,994 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,425 (it was $162,500 in 2000)
Skwentna:

$113,425
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $225,290; Detached houses: $222,098
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Skwentna: 108.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Italian (25.0%), English (16.7%), Norwegian (16.7%), Scottish (16.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 442.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.08 people per square mile   (very low).

Skwentna, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Skwentna:

  • High school or higher: 107.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Skwentna CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 82.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

8 residents are foreign born (7.2% Europe).

This place:

7.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Skwentna CDP:  0.3% ($500)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (68.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2400.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Susitna, AK (5.6 miles) , Petersville, AK (6.2 miles) , Trapper Creek, AK (6.5 miles ), Willow, AK (6.5 miles ), Y, AK (6.6 miles ), Talkeetna, AK (7.0 miles ), Big Lake, AK (7.1 miles ), Beluga, AK (7.2 miles) .

Latitude: 61.88 N, Longitude: 151.27 W

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

7.3%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Accommodation and food services (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (50%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Skwentna, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Skwentna-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 820% 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 134.2 miles away from the city 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 160.5 miles away from Skwentna center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 340.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 363.3 miles away from Skwentna center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 47.1 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)

Airports located in Skwentna:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Skwentna:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 67 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 68 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 232 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1429 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1433 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1440 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1454 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Skwentna (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Fish Lakes (A), Bulchitna Lake (B), Eightmile Lake (C), Hewitt Lake (D), Onestone Lake (E), Sevenmile Lake (F), Shell Lake (G), Whiskey Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bottle Creek (A), Talachulitna River (B), Skwentna River (C), Shell Creek (D), Red Creek (E), Lake Creek (F), Kahiltna River (G), Johnson Creek (H), Indian Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Matanuska-Susitna Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Skwentna compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly 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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Skwentna CDP (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
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: 9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

Strongest AM radio stations in Skwentna:

  • 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.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KL0PR, Licensee ID: L00270906
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Certifier: Joyce A Logan
    Registrant: Joyce A Logan, 100 Happiness Ln, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: KL0PS, Licensee ID: L00592798
    Grant Date: 04/30/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Certifier: John A Logan
    Registrant: John A Logan, 100 Happiness Ln, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: KL7EKF, Licensee ID: L00844616
    Grant Date: 03/18/1996, Expiration Date: 03/18/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2008
    Registrant: Myles C Yerkes Iii, Box 36, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: NL7BW
    Grant Date: 04/10/1998, Expiration Date: 04/10/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2010
    Registrant: Larry C Asplund, Towhead Lake, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: NL7BZ, Licensee ID: L01390370
    Grant Date: 04/15/2008, Expiration Date: 04/10/2018, Certifier: Beth L Asplund
    Registrant: Beth L Asplund, Towhead Lake, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Call Sign: WA0PMR, Licensee ID: L00557158
    Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014, Certifier: Steven T Schmit
    Registrant: Steven T Schmit, Skwentna, AK 99667

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 221BC , Serial Number: 18-5570, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Wayne Fiorina, General Delivery, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-14 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 4255E , Serial Number: 14-58, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1955
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert B Carpenter, Gen Del, Skwentna, AK 99667, Other Owners: Mary E Carpenter
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/30/1981
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7145R , Serial Number: 28-21851, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 06/10/1966
    Registrant (Individual): John M Little, 19 Duke Of Na Ct, Skwentna, AK 99667
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89138 , Serial Number: 8146, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 01/07/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Unknown, Skwentna, AK 99667

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$192,030
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0001.00

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