Slana, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 147. Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 70  (47.7%)
Females: 77  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  53.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99586

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,767 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Slana:

$26,767
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,175 (it was $20,018 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $165,873 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Slana:

$165,873
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $160,000; Detached houses: $160,000
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  • White alone - 122 (83.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 19 (12.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Slana: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (37.4%), English (16.2%), United States (15.8%), French Canadian (9.0%), Russian (6.8%), Dutch (4.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 252.9 square miles.

Population density: 0.6 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Slana:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 46.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Slana CDP:

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 75.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

21 residents are foreign born (7.4% Europe).

This place:  7.4%
Alaska:  6.7%

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

Slana CDP:  1.0% ($613)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (219.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2265.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Mentasta Lake, AK (4.3 miles) , Chistochina, AK (5.3 miles) , Nabesna, AK (5.9 miles) , Tanacross, AK (7.0 miles) , Tok, AK (7.1 miles ), Tetlin, AK (7.2 miles) , Gakona, AK (7.3 miles ), Gulkana, AK (7.7 miles) .

Latitude: 62.70 N, Longitude: 143.83 W

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Educational 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%)

Average climate in Slana, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Slana, Alaska average temperatures Slana, Alaska average precipitation Slana, Alaska humidity Slana, Alaska wind speed Slana, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Slana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 651% 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 169.7 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 135.2 miles away from Slana center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 239.9 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 270.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 158.1 miles away from Slana center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 388.1 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 Slana:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Slana:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 193 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 222 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 222 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1259 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1263 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1278 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1284 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Slana:

  • Slana School (Students: 21; Location: MILE 4 NABESNA RD; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Duffys Tavern (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Thors Pond (A), Cobb Lakes (B), Kennedy Lake (C), Long Lake (D), Peggy Lake (E), Twin Lakes (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Caribou Creek (A), Trail Creek (B), Tanada Creek (C), Suslota Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Rufus Creek (F), Rock Creek (G), Porcupine Creek (H), Natat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova Census Area 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 2012: 33.9%
(37.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This place:  1.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  49.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

Slana compared to Alaska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Slana CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Here: 22.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchOrthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.0%16.2%15.1%8.4%8.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%13.6%13.6%4.5%
NameAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents6.4%6.4%5.0%2.7%2.4%
Congregations13.6%9.1%4.5%9.1%9.1%
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Slana:

  • 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)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Slana:

  • K04KX (Channel 4; SLANA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13SM (Channel 13; SLANA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Slana fatal accident list:

May 1, 1996 12:05 AM, I1, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 38.6 Kilometers East By Northeast Of Chistochina, Ak (Lat: 62.721000 Lon: -144.040250), Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Cvtc Radio Site (Lat: 62.721111 Lon: -144.040556), Type: 66.0, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 9078352231

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Dept Of Transportation Maintenance Ofc (Lat: 62.707111 Lon: -143.979111), Call Sign: KBL879, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.0400 MHz, 47.3800 MHz, 47.1600 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/02/2004, Expiration Date: 09/06/2014
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • Dept Of Trans Maintenance Facility (Lat: 62.707111 Lon: -143.979111), Call Sign: WNLF843, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.730 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/1998, Expiration Date: 03/28/2003, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2002
    Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 822-3263

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SLANA, Tok Cutoff Mile 60 Approx 2.5 Mi W Of (Lat: 62.720972 Lon: -144.040500), Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPNM634
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/23/2008, Expiration Date: 07/10/2018
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • State Highway Maintenance Building, Mile 60, Tok Cutoff (Lat: 62.707083 Lon: -143.979111), Call Sign: KNKO790, Licensee ID: L00005445
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.660 MHz, 152.780 MHz, 152.510 MHz, 152.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2008
    Registrant: Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc, Valdez, AK 99686-0000, Phone: (202) 659-0830

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1582P , Serial Number: 18-3745, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 07/07/1955
    Registrant (Partnership): Thomas J Bertrand, Sra Box 1260, Slana, AK 99586, Other Owners: Thomas R Bertrand
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 105 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 231T , Serial Number: 18-2345, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dallas W Bates, Box 915, Slana, AK 99586, Other Owners: Linda K Bates
  • Aircraft: PIPER J5A (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 77 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 30517 , Serial Number: 5-208, Year manufactured: 1940, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Christopher L Cook, Po Box 858, Slana, AK 99586
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 45PC , Serial Number: 22-3145, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Kirk W Ellis, Mile 42 Mabesna Rdsra Box 1415, Slana, AK 99586
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5069M , Serial Number: 10369, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Wade E Greenough, Po Box 923, Slana, AK 99586
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20S-135 (Category: Sea, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8865C , Serial Number: 20-1034, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/24/1953
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 902, Slana, AK 99586

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