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Population in 2012: 239 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 

Males: 134  (56.3%)
Females: 105  (43.7%)

Median resident age:  25.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99778.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,391 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Teller:

$26,391
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,838

Teller city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $107,354 (it was $34,000 in 2000)
Teller:

$107,354
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $123,839; Detached houses: $123,839

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • American Indian alone - 216 (80.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (7.4%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (7.0%)
  • White alone - 7 (2.6%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 3 (1.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Teller: 107.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (1.2%), Welsh (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 125 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Teller:

  • High school or higher: 68.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 4.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Teller city:

  • Never married: 59.6%
  • Now married: 30.9%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  3.5%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Teller, Alaska as of December 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Teller to the number of sex offenders is 34 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (586.0 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2917.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Brevig Mission, AK (2.6 miles ), Port Clarence, AK (3.8 miles) , Wales, AK (7.5 miles) , Nome, AK (7.7 miles ), Shishmaref, AK (8.3 miles ), Diomede, AK (9.0 miles) , White Mountain, AK (9.7 miles ), Golovin, AK (10.5 miles) .

Latitude: 65.26 N, Longitude: 166.35 W

Area code: 907

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+15.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (19%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (22%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (32%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (17%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Top executives (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)

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Earthquake activity:

Teller-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/30/1992 at 13:51:13, a magnitude 4.8 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MS, 4.8 ML, Depth: 11.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from Teller center
On 5/21/1997 at 22:59:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.6 ML, 4.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.2 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 90.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/22/1997 at 14:27:08, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from Teller center
On 8/27/1996 at 01:33:03, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 26.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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Airports located in Teller:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Teller:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 540 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 585 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1945 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1948 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1969 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1996 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2003 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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Notable locations in Teller: Teller Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Teller Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations 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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Teller and their reported violations in the past:

BERING ST SD - TELLER SC/WASH (Population served: 295, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2003. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2004), Fed FAO issued (2 times from JUL-27-2004 to SEP-01-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUL-2001
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-19-1999), St Boil Water Order (OCT-20-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (7 times from OCT-20-1999 to OCT-29-1999), St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-02-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-1999), St Other (NOV-22-1999), Fed FAO issued (SEP-01-2004)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-1999
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1999
  • 18 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2005
  • 29 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 90 regular monitoring violations
  • 92 other older monitoring violations
BERING ST SD - GOLOVIN SCHOOL (Population served: 61, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-1993 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-1998)
  • 49 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.2%
(0.0% for Black residents, 35.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Teller, AK

Teller compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Teller travel time to work - commute


Teller mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Wood (5%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Teller 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,707
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$3,424
Totals for Government 0$0 11$6,131

Teller government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $439,000 ($1836.82)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($83.68)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($71.13)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($58.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($58.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($41.84)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($37.66)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($12.55)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $9,000 ($37.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,000 ($8.37)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $274,000 ($1146.44)

Teller government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $514,000 ($2150.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($37.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $16,000 ($66.95)
    Highways: $1,000 ($4.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($12.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $72,000 ($301.26)
    General Support: $32,000 ($133.89)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $17,000 ($71.13)

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 Teller:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE 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)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Teller:

  • K09RO (Channel 9; TELLER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04LW (Channel 4; TELLER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 34 meters (112ft)
Total average daily traffic: 325
Total average daily truck traffic: 8
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 425


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Teller (Lat: 65.264722 Lon: -166.363889), 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 Microwave Towers:

4
  • TELLER, Lat: 65.265667 Lon: -166.361417, Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.1 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WPTD422
    Assigned Frequencies: 2176.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2002, Expiration Date: 08/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2002, Certifier: Teresa E Pitot Ms.
    Registrant: Dorsey & Whitney, 1001 Pennsylvania Av. N.W., Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 824-8890, Fax: (202) 824-8990, Email:
  • Teller, Lat: 65.264889 Lon: -166.364083, Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.1 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WPVV338, Licensee ID: L00007563
    Assigned Frequencies: 2176.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/11/2002, Expiration Date: 03/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2003, Certifier: Teresa E Pitot
    Registrant: Mukluk Telephone Company Inc
  • Teller, Front Avenue (Lat: 65.265667 Lon: -166.361417), Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.1 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WPXA426, Licensee ID: L00007563
    Assigned Frequencies: 18120.0 MHz, 2176.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Everette Anderson
    Registrant: Mukluk Telephone Company Inc
  • TELLER, Front Ave (Lat: 65.264889 Lon: -166.364083), Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WHD902
    Assigned Frequencies: 2176.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Phone: (907) 349-2400

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Teller Airport (Lat: 65.240889 Lon: -166.336000), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KXS6
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.400 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 5.47340 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 6.58140 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 6.60540 MHz, 8.87740 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2005, Expiration Date: 06/22/2015
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: NL7RZ, Previous Call Sign: WL7AJE
    Grant Date: 05/31/1994, Expiration Date: 05/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2006
    Registrant: W Patrick Crawford, Teller, AK 99778
  • Call Sign: AL7RS, Previous Call Sign: N3NCS, Licensee ID: L00583178
    Grant Date: 10/16/2012, Expiration Date: 01/12/2023, Certifier: Daniel J Kowell
    Registrant: Daniel J Kowell, Teller, AK 99778



Most common first names in Teller, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John475.5 years
Edward253.5 years
Paul277.0 years
Rachel279.5 years
Most common last names in Teller, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kugzruk669.5 years
Kakaruk569.4 years
Okleasik476.3 years
Omiak470.0 years
Tweet481.5 years
Foster368.0 years
Komok364.6 years
Milligrock288.5 years
Okbaok242.0 years
Otoyuk278.0 years

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