Tenakee Springs, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.0%
Males: 64  (49.7%)
Females: 66  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  57.1 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years

Zip code: 99841

Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,833 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Tenakee Springs:

$55,833
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $33,514 (it was $20,482 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $247,384 (it was $139,600 in 2000)
Tenakee Springs:

$247,384
AK:

$267,800

Median gross rent in 2016: $944.

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  • Races in Tenakee Springs, AK (2010)

    Tenakee Springs races chart
    • 12293.1%White alone
    • 43.1%Two or more races
    • 21.5%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Black alone
    • 10.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tenakee Springs: 109.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: European (34.1%), American (24.4%), German (7.3%), Czech (4.1%), Italian (3.3%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 9.4 people per square mile   (very low).

Tenakee Springs, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Tenakee Springs:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tenakee Springs city:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 70.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Tenakee Springs city:  0.5% ($683)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (561.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1816.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Cube Cove, AK (4.6 miles) , Game Creek, AK (4.7 miles) , Whitestone Logging Camp, AK (4.8 miles) , Hoonah, AK (4.9 miles ), Angoon, AK (5.6 miles ), Pelican, AK (6.2 miles) , Excursion Inlet, AK (6.7 miles) , Juneau city and borough, AK (6.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $152,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $222,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $225,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 57.78 N, Longitude: 135.22 W

Area code: 907

Tenakee Springs household income distribution Tenakee Springs home values distribution
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+10.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Information (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (25%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (19%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Community and social service occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)

Average climate in Tenakee Springs, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Tenakee Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 61.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from Tenakee Springs center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 489.9 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 48.7 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) earthquake occurred 277.8 miles away from Tenakee Springs 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 281.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Tenakee Springs topographic map

located in Tenakee Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tenakee Springs:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 564 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 564 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 642 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 812 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 816 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 829 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 837 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Tenakee Springs:

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Library in Tenakee Springs:

  • DERMOTT O'TOOLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $13,816; Location: 707 WEST TENAKEE AVENUE; 6,097 books; 111 audio materials; 1,559 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tenakee Springs: Superior (A), Tenakee Springs Volunteer Fire Department (B), Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Tenakee Springs Health Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Indian River (A), Harley Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.2%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Alaska average:

9.9

Tenakee Springs travel time to work - commute Tenakee Springs mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tenakee Springs city (based on Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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:

Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

34.3%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.6%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

39.2%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tenakee Springs:

38.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tenakee Springs:

48.1%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

46.9%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tenakee Springs, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$1,016
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,316
Firefighters 0$0 2$807
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,790
Parks and Recreation 0$0 5$2,499
Electric Power 0$0 3$3,071
Local Libraries 0$0 3$894
Other and Unallocable 0$0 8$2,124
Totals for Government 0$0 27$13,517

Tenakee Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $26,000 ($200.00)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $107,000 ($823.08)
    General - Other: $34,000 ($261.54)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($253.85)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $22,000 ($169.23)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($100.00)
    Libraries: $13,000 ($100.00)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($53.85)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($23.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $121,000 ($930.77)

Tenakee Springs government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $35,000 ($269.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($76.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($53.85)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $129,000 ($992.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $25,000 ($192.31)
    All Other: $16,000 ($123.08)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,000 ($38.46)
    NEC: $2,000 ($15.38)

Tenakee Springs government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $28,000 ($215.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $28,000 ($215.38)

Tenakee Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $100,000 ($769.23)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tenakee Springs:

  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tenakee Springs:

  • K220BR (91.9 FM; TENAKEE SPRINGS, AK; Owner: RAVEN RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tenakee Springs:

  • K07RH (Channel 7; TENAKEE SPRINGS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K10KG (Channel 10; TENAKEE SPRINGS, AK; Owner: CITY OF TENAKEE SPRINGS)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 10Total average daily traffic
  • 12Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Lisa Phillips, Tenakee Ave And A St (Lat: 57.781389 Lon: -135.223611), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 9072973000, Lphillips@acsalaska.Com, 600 TELEPHONE AVE, MS#60
  • Wesley E Carson, Tenakee Ave And A St (Lat: 57.781389 Lon: -135.223611), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 2026372200, Karen.Brinkmann@lw.Com, 555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000
  • Wesley E Carson, Tenakee Ave And A St (Lat: 57.781389 Lon: -135.223611), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 2026372200, Karen.Brinkmann@lw.Com, 555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000
  • Tenakee Ave And A St (Lat: 57.781389 Lon: -135.223611), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: 3609056839

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • TENAKEE SPR, Tenakee Ave & A St (Lat: 57.781306 Lon: -135.223694), Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WMN283
    Assigned Frequencies: 22625.0 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:
  • TENAKEE SPR, Tenakee Ave & A St (Lat: 57.781306 Lon: -135.223694), Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WLR285
    Assigned Frequencies: 6805.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Mp288, Anchoorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7877, Fax: (907) 264-7169, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Tenakee Springs, Tenakee Ave & A Street (Lat: 57.781306 Lon: -135.223694), Call Sign: KNKO755
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz, 454.625 MHz, 454.150 MHz, 454.150 MHz, 454.075 MHz, 454.075 MHz, 454.025 MHz, 454.025 MHzGrant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018, Certifier: Lars A DannerRegistrant: Karen Brinkmann Pllc, 2300 N Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 365-0325, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • Snyder Mercantile Store (Lat: 57.778278 Lon: -135.217611), Type: Tree, Overall height: 37 m, Call Sign: KWB38, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.18340 MHz, 2.51340 MHz, 2.69540 MHz, 3.20240 MHz, 5.16890 MHzGrant Date: 10/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507
  • 150 W. Tenakee Ave. (Lat: 57.798833 Lon: -135.218722), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQKJ285
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.525 MHz, 156.050 MHz, 157.100 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.900 MHz... (+8 more)Grant Date: 06/09/2009, Expiration Date: 06/09/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Alan K HunterRegistrant: City Of Tenakee Springs, 150 W. Tenakee Ave, Tenakee Springs, AK 99841, Phone: (907) 736-2207, Fax: (907) 736-2207, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL2PU, Licensee ID: L01455626, Grant Date: 12/31/2008, Expiration Date: 12/31/2018, Certifier: Rudolf T Debus, Registrant: Rudolf T Debus, C/O Gordon Chew, Tenakee Springs, AK 99841

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (59%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Tenakee Springs compared to Alaska 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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