Tanaina, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 8,197. Population change since 2000: +64.2%
Males: 4,288  (52.3%)
Females: 3,909  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  29.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99654.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $77,086 (it was $64,491 in 2000)
Tanaina:

$77,086
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,634 (it was $23,967 in 2000)

Tanaina CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $216,163 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Tanaina:

$216,163
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $239,067; Detached houses: $241,232; Townhouses or other attached units: $230,304; In 2-unit structures: $215,858; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,477; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $151,679; Mobile homes: $71,832; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $15,678

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,206.

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  • Races in Tanaina, AK (2013)

    Tanaina races chart
    • 8,04682.3%White alone
    • 6736.9%Two or more races
    • 6596.7%Hispanic
    • 2402.5%American Indian alone
    • 1031.1%Other race alone
    • 770.8%Black alone
    • 380.4%Asian alone
    • 70.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tanaina: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.8%), Irish (9.6%), English (9.5%), United States (6.0%), Norwegian (5.1%), Ukrainian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 27.1 square miles.

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

Tanaina,AK real estate house value index trend

Tanaina, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Tanaina:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tanaina CDP:

  • Never married: 32.0%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

154 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.3% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This place:

3.1%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,654 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,009 (1.3%)

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

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

6.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Tanaina: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Tanaina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tanaina-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 827% 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 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 143.2 miles away from Tanaina center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 171.6 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 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 303.7 miles away from Tanaina center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 267.9 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)
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)

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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

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Matanuska-Susitna 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 2013 was 118. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

118
U.S.:

75

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 21.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 4.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.39
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.7%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 2.9% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for other race residents, 11.7% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

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.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

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.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.1%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

28.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tanaina:

48.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Tanaina:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tanaina:

22.4%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tanaina:

34.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

58.5%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.0%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tanaina, AK Residents

8.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,807 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.76%
Alaska average:

8.87%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($389 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.09%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.70% ($54,662 average AGI)
from Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.26% ($47,420)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($41,194)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Alaska average:

8.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Matanuska-Susitna Borough:

0.06%
Alaska average:

0.19%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.39% ($45,900 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.28% ($46,553)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.24% ($52,959)

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.)
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Tanaina compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.

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  • #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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