St. Mary's, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 541 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
 
Males: 287  (53.1%)
Females: 254  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  26.3 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99658.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,373 (it was $39,375 in 2000)
St. Mary's:

$39,373
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,815 (it was $15,837 in 2000)

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

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $141,661 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
St. Mary's:

$141,661
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $111,726; Detached houses: $111,726

Median gross rent in 2012: $888.

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St. Mary's races chart
  • American Indian alone - 464 (91.5%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (4.7%)
  • White alone - 19 (3.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Mary's: 107.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Recent posts about St. Mary's, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. St. Mary's is mentioned 34 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (3.4%), Irish (1.8%), Scottish (1.8%), Swedish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 43.9 square miles.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Mary's, Alaska map

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

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.3 minutes

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

  • Never married: 51.3%
  • Now married: 33.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.3%
Alaska:  6.7%

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

St. Mary's household income distribution St. Mary's home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

25.9%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +57 (+12.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Religious workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Air transportation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)

Work and jobs in St. Mary's: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 slightly below Alaska state average. It is 408% 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 the city 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, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 499.3 miles away from the city 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 St. Mary's 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 the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

St. Mary's compared to Alaska state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

St. Mary's travel time to work - commute St. Mary's mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 76.96%
Here: 77.0%
USA: 50.2%

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
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

29.9%
Alaska:

27.8%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2006)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 0$0 1$1,302
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,587
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$808
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$638
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,936
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,656
Other Government Administration 1$3,875$46,5007$554
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 10$20,787$24,9447$2,632
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 24$79,500$39,75015$10,081
Totals for Government 35$104,162$35,71335$22,193

St. Mary's government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $311,000 ($574.86)
    General: $108,000 ($199.63)
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,330,000 ($4306.84)
    General - Other: $1,221,000 ($2256.93)
    Financial Administration: $281,000 ($519.41)
    Police Protection: $202,000 ($373.38)
    Sewerage: $101,000 ($186.69)
    Regular Highways: $84,000 ($155.27)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($79.48)
    Electric Utilities: $41,000 ($75.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($62.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($20.33)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($14.79)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($12.94)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $33,000 ($61.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,521,000 ($2811.46)

St. Mary's government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,113,000 ($2057.30)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($214.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($66.54)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $21,000 ($38.82)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $18,000 ($33.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $67,000 ($123.84)
    All Other: $32,000 ($59.15)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $136,000 ($251.39)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($14.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($92.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $2,135,000 ($3946.40)
    General Support: $36,000 ($66.54)
    All Other: $1,000 ($1.85)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $107,000 ($197.78)

St. Mary's government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $384,000 ($709.80)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
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  1.65% ($22,029 average AGI)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($32,615)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.52% ($17,636)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
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  1.75% ($19,892 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($24,423)

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:

Nov 26, 2009 02:05 PM, Yupik Road, Lat: 62.04944, Lon: -163.18225, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 28, 2007 11:20 PM, St. Marys Airport Rd, Lat: 62.04607, Lon: -163.25264, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
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, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056306 Lon: -163.177333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 11.6 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WPOJ693, Licensee ID: L00045569
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2009, Expiration Date: 06/30/2019, Certifier: Steve Hamlen
    Registrant: Unicom, Inc.

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Dave Heimke, Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056306 Lon: -163.177333), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056306 Lon: -163.177333), Type: 19.5, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • David Heimke, Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056306 Lon: -163.177333), Type: 13.0, Overall height: 11.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET
  • Jon Duracinski, Within The Village Of St. Mary'S, Alaska (Lat: 62.056306 Lon: -163.177333), Type: 13.0, Overall height: 11.6 m
    Registrant: 9072735289, Dheimke@uui-Alaska.Com, 5450 A STREET

St. Mary's on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Air transportation"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Fuel dealers"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Social assistance"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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