Sunrise, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 18.
Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: (17.0%)
Females: 15  (83.0%)
Median resident age:

60.7 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip code: 99605

Estimated median household income in 2017: $79,821 (it was $56,250 in 2000)
Sunrise:

$79,821
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $84,573 (it was $56,000 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $223,608 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Sunrise:

$223,608
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $260,901; detached houses: $270,005; townhouses or other attached units: $276,170; in 2-unit structures: $260,188; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,294; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,558; mobile homes: $43,725; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $585,979
March 2019 cost of living index in Sunrise: 107.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 0.0%
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  • Races in Sunrise, AK (2010)
    • 1794.4%White alone
    • 15.6%Asian alone
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Ancestries: English (100.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1.4 people per square mile   (very low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sunrise CDP:

0.0% ($0)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (24.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2310.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Hope, AK (2.8 miles),
Anchorage, AK (4.9 miles ),
Whittier, AK (5.1 miles),
Moose Pass, AK (5.1 miles ),
Cooper Landing, AK (5.5 miles ),
Crown Point, AK (5.7 miles),
Point MacKenzie, AK (6.1 miles),
Primrose, AK (6.1 miles)

Latitude: 60.89 N, Longitude: 149.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

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

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%

Average climate in Sunrise, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO
Air Quality Index
Carbon Monoxide Level

Earthquake activity:

Sunrise-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 819% 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 61.1 miles away from Sunrise center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
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 191.5 miles away from Sunrise center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from Sunrise center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 299.6 miles away from Sunrise center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 276.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 344.8 miles away from Sunrise center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Sunrise topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunrise:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 25 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 26 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 280 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1344 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1348 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1353 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1368 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

50.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Sunrise:

Marital status in Sunrise, AK
  • Never married: 52.3%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 36.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sunrise:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 88.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 71.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 90.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.1
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sunrise, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunrise:

  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunrise:

  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KAFC (93.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KATB (89.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAT (92.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KNIK-FM (105.7 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UBIK CORPORATION)
  • KGOT (101.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KASH-FM (107.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQEZ (92.1 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMXS (103.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sunrise:

  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K09HG (Channel 9; BIRD POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K57BQ (Channel 57; BIRD POINT, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K67AY (Channel 67; BIRD CREEK, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AI (Channel 25; INDIAN, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K47AM (Channel 47; INDIAN, ETC., AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 27.2mTotal length
  • 3,936Total average daily traffic
  • 472Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,000Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SUNRISE, 10 Mi E Of Hope (Lat: 60.893056 Lon: -149.430778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WLC606,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17905.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A Danner, Registrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunrise, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Sunrise compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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