Tanaina, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 8,197.
Population change since 2000: +64.2%
Males: 4,407  (53.8%)
Females: 3,790  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

31.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,339 (it was $64,491 in 2000)
Tanaina:

$76,339
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,743 (it was $23,967 in 2000)

Tanaina CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $270,316 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Tanaina:

$270,316
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $270,777; detached houses: $272,550; townhouses or other attached units: $308,286; mobile homes: $76,346

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,207.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tanaina: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.0%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.0% for other race residents, 9.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Tanaina, AK (2019)
    • 8,26176.8%White alone
    • 9108.5%Hispanic
    • 8778.2%American Indian alone
    • 5895.5%Two or more races
    • 820.8%Asian alone
    • 390.4%Black alone

Races in Tanaina detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (16.1%), German (7.1%), Russian (4.3%), English (4.0%), Ukrainian (3.9%), French Canadian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 27.1 square miles.

Population density: 303 people per square mile   (very low).

Tanaina, Alaska map

486 residents are foreign born (2.3% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This place:

4.5%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,554 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,573 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (31.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2342.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Wasilla, AK (1.7 miles ),
Lakes, AK (2.1 miles ),
Meadow Lakes, AK (2.5 miles ),
Fishhook, AK (2.6 miles ),
Gateway, AK (2.6 miles ),
Knik-Fairview, AK (2.9 miles ),
Farm Loop, AK (3.1 miles ),
Palmer, AK (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 61.62 N, Longitude: 149.43 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Tanaina, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Tanaina, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.4%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Tanaina, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.7%)
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.4%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.0%)
  • Air transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (8.8%)
  • Social assistance (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Tanaina, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Child care workers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (3.8%)
  • Computer specialists (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (11.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Tanaina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.0. This is about average.

City:

84.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.02
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Tanaina-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 8342% 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 73.1 miles away from Tanaina 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) earthquake occurred 143.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from Tanaina center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from Tanaina center
On 11/30/2018 at 17:29:29, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 MW, Depth: 29.0 mi) earthquake occurred 25.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 344.4 miles away from Tanaina center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Tanaina topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tanaina:

  • MAT-SU REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WASILLA, AK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tanaina:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 33 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 33 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 230 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1368 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1371 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1379 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1392 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mat - Su Health Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Dusk Lake (A), Chignaki Pond (B), Memory Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Coal Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Matanuska-Susitna 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:

3.0 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.6%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Tanaina in 2010:

  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

For population 15 years and over in Tanaina:

Marital status in Tanaina, AK
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Tanaina:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Tanaina

Religion statistics for Tanaina, AK (based on Matanuska-Susitna Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,07674
Other5,65019
Catholic3,3544
Mainline Protestant2,27117
Black Protestant1931
Orthodox1121
None62,339-
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: 9
Here:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Here:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tanaina:

46.8%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Tanaina:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tanaina:

23.3%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tanaina:

34.9%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
State:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tanaina, AK Residents

9.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Alaska average:

7.70%

0.31% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,740 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.31%
Alaska average:

0.16%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.86% ($65,112 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.30% ($54,318)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.24% ($77,690)


6.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,621 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.92%
Alaska average:

8.52%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($426 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.04% ($55,484 average AGI)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($53,581)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.15% ($50,925)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tanaina:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tanaina:

  • KMBQ (99.7 FM; WASILLA, AK; Owner: KMBQ CORPORATION)
  • KRPM (96.3 FM; HOUSTON, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFAT (92.9 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)
  • KNBA (90.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSKA (91.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOM., INC.)
  • KEAG (97.3 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDBZ (102.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWHL (106.5 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYMG (98.9 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRUA (88.1 FM; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - BOARD OF REGENTS)

TV broadcast stations around Tanaina:

  • KAKM (Channel 7; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KTUU-TV (Channel 2; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHANNEL 2 BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMO (Channel 13; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTVA (Channel 11; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
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    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/24/2013, Expiration Date: 07/24/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$201,01314$188,33990$198,66911$69,0057$201,3631$61,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$239,4509$191,4192$67,7050$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$195,6753$188,37331$201,2826$37,2705$119,1301$46,360
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$176,6874$180,08029$210,8942$123,1152$249,0600$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$133,7200$06$167,6882$132,1601$198,1700$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$209,3875$167,358
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$212,8751$294,290
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$218,4331$404,830
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$312,1001$214,570
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tanaina, AK
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tanaina, AK - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tanaina, AK
  • 87.6%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tanaina, AK
  • 81.4%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Electricity
  • 2.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.6%Other fuel


Tanaina compared to Alaska state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.

Tanaina on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ukraine (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people carpooling to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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