Tetlin, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 127. Population change since 2000: +8.5%
Males: 57  (45.4%)
Females: 70  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  19.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip code: 99779

Estimated median household income in 2013: $22,332 (it was $12,250 in 2000)
Tetlin:

$22,332
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $10,033 (it was $7,372 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $119,857 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Tetlin:

$119,857
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $173,051; Detached houses: $169,440

Median gross rent in 2013: $572.

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  • Races in Tetlin, AK (2010)

    Tetlin races chart
    • 11187.4%American Indian alone
    • 86.3%White alone
    • 53.9%Two or more races
    • 32.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tetlin: 111.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Tetlin, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 70.4 square miles.

Population density: 1.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Tetlin, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Tetlin:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 46.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tetlin CDP:

  • Never married: 63.1%
  • Now married: 24.5%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

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

Tetlin CDP:  0.3% ($317)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (269.5 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2262.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tok, AK (4.5 miles ), Northway Village, AK (4.6 miles) , Northway, AK (4.8 miles) , Northway Junction, AK (5.0 miles) , Tanacross, AK (5.5 miles) , Mentasta Lake, AK (5.9 miles) , Slana, AK (7.2 miles) , Alcan Border, AK (7.2 miles) .

Latitude: 63.14 N, Longitude: 142.52 W

Area code: 907

Tetlin household income distribution Tetlin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.0%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Educational services (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Material moving occupations (33%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (39%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)

Average climate in Tetlin, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tetlin-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 529% 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 220.7 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 163.9 miles away from Tetlin center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from the city 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 173.9 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 298.0 miles away from Tetlin center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 384.8 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)

Airports located in Tetlin:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tetlin:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 200 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 272 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 272 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1248 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1252 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1270 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1274 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Tetlin:

  • Tetlin School (Students: 25; Location: 100 MAIN STREET; Grades: PK-12)
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Notable location: Tanana Chiefs Conference Tetlin Clinic (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Close Lake (A), Logging Lake (B), Long Fred Lake (C), Louie Lake (D), Porcupine Grass Lake (E), Sand Lake (F), Skate Lake (G), Sun Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers: Tetlin River (A), Kalukna River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

AK GATEWAY SD - TETLIN SCHOOL (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-25-2009 to OCT-24-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-12-2004), St Other (AUG-12-2004), St BCA signed (SEP-02-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAR-25-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.4%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  3.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.4%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Tetlin compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tetlin CDP (based on Southeast Fairbanks Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,01418
Other4342
Catholic3662
Mainline Protestant1824
None5,033-
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: 2
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

32.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
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 Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.43% ($49,303 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.77% ($42,238)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.37% ($49,000)


10.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,704 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.66%
Alaska average:

8.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.38% ($37,369 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.99% ($46,074)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.84% ($50,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tetlin:

  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Tetlin:

  • K07SP (Channel 7; TETLIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11QU (Channel 11; TETLIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 125m410ftTotal length
  • $11,618,000Total costs
  • 5,017Total average daily traffic
  • 874Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,451Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21940-1949
  • 91980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Tetlin, AK

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KL7IHR
    Grant Date: 02/12/1991, Expiration Date: 02/12/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2003
    Registrant: Darrel L Sonnenberg, General Delivery, Tetlin, AK 99779

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