St. Michael, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 410 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.4%
 
Males: 220  (53.7%)
Females: 190  (46.3%)
Median resident age:

20.7 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99659.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,879 (it was $33,036 in 2000)
St. Michael:

$46,879
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,147 (it was $10,692 in 2000)

St. Michael city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,115 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
St. Michael:

$110,115
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $107,302; detached houses: $108,359

Median gross rent in 2017: $938.

March 2019 cost of living index in St. Michael: 105.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.2%
(37.9% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in St. Michael, AK (2010)
    • 36891.8%American Indian alone
    • 215.2%White alone
    • 92.2%Two or more races
    • 30.7%Hispanic

Races in St. Michael detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in St. Michael, Alaska as of January 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in St. Michael is 64 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 21.8 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

St. Michael, Alaska map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Alaska:

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

1.2% ($667)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (424.2 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2748.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Stebbins, AK (2.7 miles ),
Unalakleet, AK (6.9 miles ),
Kotlik, AK (7.5 miles ),
Shaktoolik, AK (8.2 miles ),
Grayling, AK (8.5 miles),
Elim, AK (8.9 miles ),
Golovin, AK (8.9 miles),
Anvik, AK (9.0 miles)

Latitude: 63.47 N, Longitude: 162.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in St. Michael, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in St. Michael, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

12.0%
Alaska:

7.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+24.3%).
Most common industries in St. Michael, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (36.0%)
  • Public administration (21.3%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (30.4%)
  • Educational services (28.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (8.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Utilities (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (44.2%)
  • Health care (23.3%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (7.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.7%)
  • Social assistance (2.3%)
Most common occupations in St. Michael, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (19.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (17.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.3%)
  • Religious workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (30.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4.7%)

Average climate in St. Michael, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

St. Michael-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 310% 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 493.4 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 339.8 miles away from the city 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 441.1 miles away from St. Michael center
On 7/28/2001 at 07:32:43, a magnitude 6.8 (5.7 MB, 6.8 MW, Depth: 81.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 386.0 miles away from St. Michael center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 252.0 miles away from St. Michael center
On 5/1/1991 at 07:18:43, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MB, Depth: 71.0 mi) earthquake occurred 336.5 miles away from St. Michael center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
St. Michael topographic map

Airports located in St. Michael:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to St. Michael:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 422 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 423 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 439 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1788 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1791 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1798 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1812 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in St. Michael:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in St. Michael: Russian Gardens (A), Saint Michaels Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Zagoskin Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Nome Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in St. Michael and their reported violations in the past:

ST. MICHAEL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 495, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2008
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2010)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 44 regular monitoring violations
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.2 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

20.8%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in St. Michael:

Marital status in St. Michael, AK
  • Never married: 54.8%
  • Now married: 30.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

For population 25 years and over in St. Michael:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - St. Michael
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for St. Michael, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
This county:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Nome Census Area:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nome Census Area:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
St. Michael:

46.9%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
St. Michael:

21.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
St. Michael:

54.3%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.0%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of St. Michael, AK Residents

St. Michael government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $249,000 ($607.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $194,000 ($473.17)
    Financial Administration: $138,000 ($336.59)
    General - Other: $110,000 ($268.29)
    Police Protection: $92,000 ($224.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $33,000 ($80.49)
    Health - Other: $19,000 ($46.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $407,000 ($992.68)

St. Michael government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $205,000 ($500.00)
    Other: $61,000 ($148.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $56,000 ($136.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $106,000 ($258.54)
    General Revenue - Other: $53,000 ($129.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($7.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $135,000 ($329.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $138,000 ($336.59)

St. Michael government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000 ($39.02)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in St. Michael:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in St. Michael:

  • KAMP-LP (92.9 FM; ST. MICHAEL, AK; Owner: ANTHONY A. ANDREWS SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around St. Michael:

  • K02LP (Channel 2; ST. MICHAEL, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09QX (Channel 9; ST. MICHAEL, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K09RR (Channel 9; STEBBINS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LE (Channel 4; STEBBINS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

St. Michael fatal accident list:

Sep 27, 2008 00:20 AM, Bia Rd, Lat: 63.520040, Lon: -162.284390, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • St. Michael (Lat: 63.477778 Lon: -162.040833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQIQ308
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/11/2028, Certifier: David J GrogginsRegistrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 Nw 63rd Street - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8078, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • St. Michael Central Office (Lat: 63.476194 Lon: -162.039111), Call Sign: KNLV811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.510 MHz, 152.630 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/1996, Expiration Date: 08/16/2006, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2006, Registrant: Mukluk Telephone Company, Inc., 201 E 56th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99518, Phone: (907) 563-2003, Fax: (907) 565-5539, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • St. Michael Airport (Lat: 63.483333 Lon: -162.050000), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3.6 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WPTD310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.91240 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 129.100 MHz, 129.600 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 131.100 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2001, Expiration Date: 09/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2006, Certifier: John L Bartlett, Registrant: Wiley Rein & Fielding, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7070, Fax: (202) 719-7207, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in St. Michael, AK
  • 96.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in St. Michael, AK
  • 95.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood


St. Michael 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

St. Michael on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #41 (99659) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 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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