Sunrise, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 18. Population change since 2000: 0.0%
Males: 11  (62.5%)
Females: (37.5%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99605

Estimated median household income in 2013: $76,479 (it was $56,250 in 2000)
Sunrise:

$76,479
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $83,099 (it was $56,000 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $210,011 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Sunrise:

$210,011
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $232,348; Detached houses: $238,493; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,508; In 2-unit structures: $170,709; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $402,730; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,277; Mobile homes: $58,543; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,354
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  • Races in Sunrise, AK (2010)

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    • 1794.4%White alone
    • 15.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sunrise: 107.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (45.5%), German (27.3%), Swedish (27.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

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

Sunrise, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Sunrise:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 62.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 90.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sunrise CDP:

  • Never married: 64.2%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 35.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

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

Sunrise household income distribution Sunrise home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (100%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sunrise, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sunrise, Alaska average temperatures Sunrise, Alaska average precipitation Sunrise, Alaska humidity Sunrise, Alaska wind speed Sunrise, Alaska clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 299.6 miles away from the city 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 Sunrise 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 the city 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 46.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.2
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 28.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.0
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

2.3
Alaska average:

10.4

Sunrise travel time to work - commute Sunrise mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
State:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

7.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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  1.58% ($57,934 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.35% ($52,959)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($39,355)


6.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,448 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($269 average AGI)
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.48% ($41,595 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.39% ($47,420)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($36,905)

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)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)

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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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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