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Population in 2012: 419 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 

Males: 212  (50.6%)
Females: 207  (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

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 2011: 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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Recent posts about St. Michael, Alaska on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. St. Michael is mentioned 10 times on our forum:
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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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in St. Michael:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 25.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.9 minutes

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

  • Never married: 52.4%
  • Now married: 23.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Alaska:  6.4%

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

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%)

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Earthquake activity:

St. Michael-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/15/1997 at 14:22:33, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 15.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/30/2001 at 12:36:02, a magnitude 4.8 (4.4 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from St. Michael center
On 7/28/2005 at 18:58:30, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 3.7 ML, Depth: 11.6 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1993 at 21:09:38, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/18/2004 at 23:14:21, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 ML, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.4 miles away from St. Michael center
On 5/25/1996 at 13:23:40, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 MB, 4.0 ML, Depth: 12.4 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Airports located in St. Michael:

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

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 423 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 439 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1788 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1791 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1812 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1838 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 1845 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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

ST. MICHAEL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 373, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-28-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2003. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • 50 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2005. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-28-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2005. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2004. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (FEB-28-2005)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2004. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (2 times from FEB-28-2005 to FEB-28-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and SEP-08-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2004)
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
  • 84 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in St. Michael, AK

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.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.


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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. (81%)
  • Wood (18%)

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%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

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 ($460.62)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($233.89)
    General - Other: $64,000 ($152.74)
    Electric Utilities: $62,000 ($147.97)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($52.51)
    Health Services - Other: $20,000 ($47.73)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($40.57)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($35.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $255,000 ($608.59)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $140,000 ($334.13)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($33.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($52.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($47.73)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($7.16)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $62,000 ($147.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $37,000 ($88.31)
    All Other: $11,000 ($26.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $61,000 ($145.58)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $147,000 ($350.84)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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  1.10% ($29,000 average AGI)


8.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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  2.82% ($36,038 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.42% ($32,000)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.42% ($38,167)

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: 63.520036, Lon: -162.284394, 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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