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Valdez-Cordova Census Area

Population in 2010: 147. Population change since 2000: +18.5%
Males: 85  (57.8%)
Females: 62  (42.2%)

Median resident age:  53.1 years
Alaska median age:  36.1 years

Zip code: 99586

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,050 (it was $19,583 in 2000)
Slana:

$28,050
Alaska:

$67,825
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,171

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $158,022 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Slana:

$158,022
Alaska:

$238,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $134,097; Detached houses: $134,097

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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: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (43.1%), English (19.8%), United States (9.7%), Russian (6.9%), French Canadian (6.5%), Dutch (3.6%).

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: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 50.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Slana CDP:

  • Never married: 10.1%
  • Now married: 79.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

21 residents are foreign born (7.5% Europe).

This place:  7.5%
Alaska:  6.4%

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) , 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) , Paxson, AK (7.8 miles) .

Latitude: 62.70 N, Longitude: 143.83 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
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%)


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Earthquake activity:

Slana-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 1479% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 22:32:17, a magnitude 6.0 (5.6 MB, 6.0 ML, 5.8 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/22/1996 at 22:15:02, a magnitude 5.8 (5.7 MB, 5.4 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from Slana center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:30:50, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/2003 at 04:52:10, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.6 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.5 ML, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/4/2002 at 00:50:43, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.5 ML, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from Slana center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:50:45, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.5 ML, 5.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valdez-Cordova Census Area County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Political contributions by individuals in Slana, AK

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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 222 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1259 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1263 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1284 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1312 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1321 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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 County 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 2011: 23.1%
(25.5% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Slana, AK

Slana compared to Alaska state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Slana travel time to work - commute


Slana mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (52%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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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%

9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.68%
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  1.62% ($46,417 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.75% ($51,571)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($52,647)


11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.33%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.51% ($38,811 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.90% ($44,471)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.77% ($43,379)

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

    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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