Tetlin, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 127.
Population change since 2000: +8.5%
Males: 90  (71.3%)
Females: 37  (28.7%)
Median resident age:

41.0 years
Alaska median age:

35.6 years

Zip code: 99779

Estimated median household income in 2021: $23,634 (it was $12,250 in 2000)
Tetlin:

$23,634
AK:

$77,845

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $12,820 (it was $7,372 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $52,075 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Tetlin:

$52,075
AK:

$304,900

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $73,907; detached houses: $73,887

Median gross rent in 2021: $519.

March 2022 cost of living index in Tetlin: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 33.3%

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  • Races in Tetlin, AK (2021)
    • 20985.7%American Indian alone
    • 208.2%White alone
    • 31.2%Two or more races
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Latest news from Tetlin, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Finnish (1.5%).

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

10 residents are foreign born (3.7% North America).

This place:

4.1%
Alaska:

7.9%
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

Distribution of median household income in Tetlin, AK in 2021
Distribution of house value in Tetlin, AK in 2021
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Alaska:

4.0%

Average climate in Tetlin, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Tetlin, Alaska average temperatures Tetlin, Alaska average precipitation Tetlin, Alaska humidity Tetlin, Alaska wind speed Tetlin, Alaska snowfall Tetlin, Alaska sunshine Tetlin, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Tetlin-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 4461% 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) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from Tetlin 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 155.2 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) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from Tetlin 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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tetlin topographic map

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 (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
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

For population 15 years and over in Tetlin:

Marital status in Tetlin, AK
  • Never married: 61.8%
  • Now married: 27.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

For population 25 years and over in Tetlin:

  • High school or higher: 64.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 46.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Alaska average:

10.4

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

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
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

13.25 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area:

32.7%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.7%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.2%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tetlin:

21.9%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tetlin:

7.1%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tetlin:

6.4
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tetlin:

27.8%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Tetlin:

79.2%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tetlin, AK Residents

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
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.3mTotal length
  • 234Total average daily traffic
  • 55Total average daily truck traffic
  • 425Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • KINROSS, 19km Northwest Of (Lat: 63.193250 Lon: -142.890389), Type: Mast, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WRXG462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 05/09/2023, Expiration Date: 05/09/2033, Certifier: Donald Nickich Jr, Registrant: Alaska Power & Telephone, 136 Misty Marie Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99928, Phone: (907) 225-1950, Email:

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

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tetlin, AK
  • 93.9%Wood
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tetlin, AK
  • 75.0%Wood
  • 25.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Tetlin 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 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Tetlin on our top lists:

  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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