St. Mary's, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 568 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 300  (52.9%)
Females: 268  (47.1%)
Median resident age:

25.6 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99658.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $41,308 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
St. Mary's:

$41,308
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,043 (it was $15,837 in 2000)

St. Mary's city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,963 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
St. Mary's:

$84,963
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $105,378; detached houses: $104,227

Median gross rent in 2019: $712.

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Mary's: 104.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.4%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in St. Mary's, AK (2010)
    • 46491.5%American Indian alone
    • 244.7%Two or more races
    • 193.7%White alone

Races in St. Mary's detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 43.9 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Mary's, Alaska map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
St. Mary's city:

1.3% ($650)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (445.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2740.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Pitkas Point, AK (1.2 miles),
Pilot Station, AK (3.6 miles ),
Mountain Village, AK (4.1 miles ),
Marshall, AK (6.2 miles ),
Nunam Iqua, AK (7.9 miles),
Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (7.9 miles),
Alakanuk, AK (8.0 miles ),
Russian Mission, AK (8.0 miles )

Latitude: 62.05 N, Longitude: 163.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in St. Mary's, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in St. Mary's, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+12.9%).
Most common industries in St. Mary's, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Public administration (15.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (10.0%)
  • Air transportation (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Air transportation (13.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (10.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.5%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Utilities (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (23.3%)
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Social assistance (12.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.7%)
  • Air transportation (4.9%)
Most common occupations in St. Mary's, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Religious workers (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Aircraft and traffic control occupations (6.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (10.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.8%)
  • Child care workers (5.8%)

Average climate in St. Mary's, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

St. Mary's-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1933% 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 517.7 miles away from St. Mary's center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 405.8 miles away from St. Mary's center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME) earthquake occurred 499.3 miles away from St. Mary's center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 482.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 495.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 424.5 miles away from St. Mary's center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wade Hampton Census Area (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in St. Mary's:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Mary's:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 443 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 444 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 513 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1800 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1804 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1806 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1824 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in St. Mary's:

  • SAINT MARY'S SCHOOL (Location: 1 DIXON CIRCLE, Grades: PK-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in St. Mary's: Old Andreafsky (A), Wilburs Place (B), Saint Marys Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steamboat Slough (A), Margaret Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Mary's and their reported violations in the past:

ST. MARYS WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 521, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 44 regular monitoring violations
  • 50 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

3.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

19.2%
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: 0.7% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
9 people in religious group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in St. Mary's:

Marital status in St. Mary's, AK
  • Never married: 54.3%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in St. Mary's:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - St. Mary's

Religion statistics for St. Mary's, AK (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
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: 17
Wade Hampton Census Area:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.9%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
St. Mary's:

43.2%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
St. Mary's:

26.0%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
St. Mary's:

14.0%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
St. Mary's:

41.8%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

53.0%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
St. Mary's:

80.4%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of St. Mary's, AK Residents

St. Mary's government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $502,000 ($883.80)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($269.37)
    Sewerage: $151,000 ($265.85)
    Water Utilities: $53,000 ($93.31)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,836,000 ($8514.08)
    Central Staff Services: $245,000 ($431.34)
    Regular Highways: $174,000 ($306.34)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($269.37)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($213.03)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($209.51)
    Electric Utilities: $74,000 ($130.28)
    Police Protection: $72,000 ($126.76)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($86.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($63.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,000 ($44.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($5.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($12.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($7.04)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($3.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($3.52)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,194,000 ($3862.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.76)

St. Mary's government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $290,000 ($510.56)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $58,000 ($102.11)
    Other: $34,000 ($59.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($58.10)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $18,000 ($31.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($19.37)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,000 ($10.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $107,000 ($188.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $433,000 ($762.32)
    Rents: $59,000 ($103.87)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($17.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $108,000 ($190.14)
    Electric Utilities: $70,000 ($123.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,590,000 ($8080.99)
    Sewerage: $141,000 ($248.24)
    General Local Government Support: $74,000 ($130.28)
    Other: $74,000 ($130.28)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($86.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $159,000 ($279.93)
    Property: $119,000 ($209.51)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $41,000 ($72.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($7.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($3.52)

St. Mary's government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,000 ($144.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,000 ($109.15)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($35.21)

St. Mary's government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $80,000 ($140.85)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Mary's:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around St. Mary's:

  • K07RK (Channel 7; ST. MARYS, AK; Owner: CITY OF ST. MARY'S)
  • K13SX (Channel 13; ST. MARYS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02LV (Channel 2; PITKAS POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04MW (Channel 4; PITKAS POINT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

St. Mary's fatal accident list:

Sep 14, 2014 01:00 PM, Airport Rd, Lat: 62.045172, Lon: -163.250206, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 26, 2009 02:05 PM, Yupik Road, Lat: 62.049439, Lon: -163.182250, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 2007 11:20 PM, St. Marys Airport Rd, Lat: 62.046136, Lon: -163.252297, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 3, 2000 10:50 AM, Paukan Avenue, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 1, 1988 05:05 AM, Sipary, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in St. Mary's)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • St. Marys 95, Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056472 Lon: -163.177528), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 11.6 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WQHK390,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10955.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2017, Expiration Date: 08/21/2027, Certifier: Jon Duracinski, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in St. Mary's, AK
  • 54.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 45.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in St. Mary's, AK
  • 70.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.6%Wood


St. Mary's 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 rooms per house 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.

St. Mary's on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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