St. Michael, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 415 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 
Males: 210  (50.6%)
Females: 205  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  21.7 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99659.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,173 (it was $33,036 in 2000)
St. Michael:

$31,173
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,311 (it was $10,692 in 2000)

St. Michael city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,324 (it was $55,400 in 2000)
St. Michael:

$89,324
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $99,698; Detached houses: $98,168; Mobile homes: $121,504

Median gross rent in 2012: $839.

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St. Michael races chart
  • American Indian alone - 368 (91.8%)
  • White alone - 21 (5.2%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (2.2%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in St. Michael: 109.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Polish (2.2%), Russian (2.2%), Swedish (1.3%), German (1.1%), Norwegian (1.1%).

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

For population 25 years and over in St. Michael:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 21.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in St. Michael city:

  • Never married: 53.6%
  • Now married: 22.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.7%

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

St. Michael household income distribution St. Michael home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.4%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +72 (+24.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (57%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (20%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Religious workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (21%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (5%)

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

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 St. Michael 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 the city 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 the city 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 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 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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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.5%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.8% for two or more races residents)
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

St. Michael compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

St. Michael travel time to work - commute St. Michael mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Wood (19%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

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.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

St. Michael government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $193,000 ($465.06)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($236.14)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($154.22)
    Electric Utilities: $62,000 ($149.40)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($53.01)
    Health Services - Other: $20,000 ($48.19)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($40.96)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($36.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $255,000 ($614.46)

St. Michael government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $140,000 ($337.35)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($33.73)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($53.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($48.19)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($7.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $62,000 ($149.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($89.16)
    All Other: $11,000 ($26.51)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $61,000 ($146.99)

St. Michael government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $147,000 ($354.22)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

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: 63.52004, Lon: -162.28439, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data

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: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J Groggins
    Registrant: 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:

St. Michael on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other protective service workers including supervisors"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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