Thorne Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 488 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.4%
 
Males: 288  (59.1%)
Females: 200  (40.9%)
Median resident age:  39.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99919.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,353 (it was $45,625 in 2000)
Thorne Bay:

$50,353
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,569 (it was $20,836 in 2000)

Thorne Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $210,091 (it was $101,100 in 2000)
Thorne Bay:

$210,091
AK:

$254,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $835.

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  • Races in Thorne Bay, AK (2010)

    Thorne Bay races chart
    • 42890.9%White alone
    • 194.0%Two or more races
    • 102.1%American Indian alone
    • 81.7%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.2%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Thorne Bay: 106.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.3%), Norwegian (10.1%), Irish (9.6%), English (7.2%), Portuguese (5.1%), Greek (3.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 25.5 square miles.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (very low).

Thorne Bay,AK real estate house value index trend

Thorne Bay, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Thorne Bay:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thorne Bay city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

26 residents are foreign born (1.3% Africa, 1.3% North America, 1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

4.7%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Thorne Bay city:  1.6% ($1,625)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (640.7 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (707.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1639.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Kasaan, AK (3.3 miles) , Meyers Chuck, AK (3.5 miles) , Hollis, AK (3.8 miles) , Klawock, AK (4.7 miles ), Coffman Cove, AK (5.0 miles) , Craig, AK (5.2 miles ), Naukati Bay, AK (5.3 miles) , Hydaburg, AK (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 55.68 N, Longitude: 132.56 W

Area code: 907

Thorne Bay household income distribution Thorne Bay home values distribution
Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (53%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (46%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Thorne Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Thorne Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 41% 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 238.8 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 153.3 miles away from Thorne Bay center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 189.8 miles away from the city 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 404.1 miles away from Thorne Bay 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 433.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Thorne Bay topographic map

located in Thorne Bay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thorne Bay:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 638 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 642 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 653 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 663 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 690 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 697 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 700 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high schools in Thorne Bay:

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Library in Thorne Bay:

  • THORNE BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $26,993; Location: 120 FREEMAN DRIVE; 4,140 books; 123 audio materials; 855 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Thorne Bay: Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Thorne Bay Clinic (A), Thorne Bay Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Setter Lake (A), Water Lake (B), Copper Center Lake (C), Lindeman Lake (D), Loon Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Deer Creek (A), Falls Creek (B), Goose Creek (C), Gravelly Creek (D), Thorne River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan 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 2013: 20.3%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 81.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.9%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Alaska average:

10.4

Thorne Bay travel time to work - commute Thorne Bay mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Thorne Bay city (based on Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan 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:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Thorne Bay:

49.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Thorne Bay:

30.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Thorne Bay:

28.5%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.7%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

39.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

51.4%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Thorne Bay:

84.8%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Thorne Bay, 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 1$3,241$38,8920$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,294$57,1760$0
Health 0$0 5$270
Solid Waste Management 1$4,258$51,0961$1,196
Sewerage 1$5,836$70,0320$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,477$44,8620$0
Water Supply 1$3,998$47,9760$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$107
Totals for Government 9$39,104$52,1397$1,573

Thorne Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $118,000 ($241.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $114,000 ($233.61)
    Electric Utilities: $94,000 ($192.62)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($176.23)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($157.79)
    Health Services - Other: $56,000 ($114.75)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($88.11)
    Financial Administration: $39,000 ($79.92)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($73.77)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,000 ($45.08)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $20,000 ($40.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($34.84)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($34.84)
    Fire Protection: $8,000 ($16.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $42,000 ($86.07)
    Health - Other: $31,000 ($63.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($8.20)
    Central Staff: $4,000 ($8.20)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($6.15)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.10)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,000 ($2.05)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($2.05)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $656,000 ($1344.26)

Thorne Bay government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $76,000 ($155.74)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($88.11)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $31,000 ($63.52)
    All Other: $25,000 ($51.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $128,000 ($262.30)
    General Support: $62,000 ($127.05)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $182,000 ($372.95)
    Interest Earnings: $76,000 ($155.74)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $429,000 ($879.10)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($118.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $36,000 ($73.77)
    All Other: $12,000 ($24.59)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $79,000 ($161.89)

Thorne Bay government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,609,000 ($3297.13)

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

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

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Thorne Bay:

  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, 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.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thorne Bay:

  • K248AI (97.5 FM; CRAIG, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K258AD (99.5 FM; CRAIG, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K211AU (90.1 FM; THORNE BAY, AK; Owner: RAINBIRD COMMUNITY BROADCASTING)
  • KGTW (106.7 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFMJ (99.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: TLP COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Thorne Bay:

  • K07SN (Channel 7; THORNE BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11RC (Channel 11; THORNE BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Thorne Bay fatal accident list:

Apr 14, 2010 11:00 AM, Thorne Bay Road, Lat: 55.70311, Lon: -132.84947, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 83m272ftTotal length
  • 4,006Total average daily traffic
  • 70Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,512Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Thorne Bay, AK

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Tom Ervin, Thorne Bay Powerhouse, Downtown (Lat: 55.685861 Lon: -132.528917), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 4.6 m, Registrant: 9078835101, Tom.E@aptalaska.Com, 471 WEST 36TH AVENUE, SUITE 110
  • Tom Ervin, Thorne Bay Powerhouse, Downtown (Lat: 55.685861 Lon: -132.528917), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 4.6 m, Registrant: 9078835101, Tom.E@aptalaska.Com, 471 WEST 36TH AVENUE, SUITE 110
  • Terry A Schmitt, Thorne Bay Powerhouse, Downtown (Lat: 55.685861 Lon: -132.528917), Type: 10.7, Overall height: 4.6 m, Registrant: 9078835101, Tom.E@aptalaska.Com, MP 1314 ALASKA HIGHWAY
  • terry schmitt, Thorne Bay Powerhouse, Downtown (Lat: 55.685861 Lon: -132.528917), Type: 10.7, Structure height: 02198 m, Overall height: 4.6 m, Registrant: 9078835101, Tom.E@aptalaska.Com, MP 1314 ALASKA HIGHWAY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 12 Mi W (Lat: 55.720444 Lon: -132.889167), Call Sign: KWA790, Licensee ID: L00038411
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.430 MHzGrant Date: 08/14/1997, Expiration Date: 10/01/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/26/2001Registrant: Ketchikan Pulp Co, Box 6600, Ketchikan, AK 99901

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • THORNE BAY, Sandy Beach Road (Lat: 55.687111 Lon: -132.528333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLT306
    Assigned Frequencies: 6718.75 MHz, 6795.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • THORNE BAY, 613 1st St (Lat: 55.685861 Lon: -132.528917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQHM527
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2007, Expiration Date: 09/10/2017, Certifier: Michael GarrettRegistrant: Alaska Power & Telephone, M. P. 1314 Alaska Highway, Tok, AK 99780, Phone: (907) 883-5101, Fax: (907) 883-5815, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Within City Limits Of Thorne Bay (Lat: 55.687111 Lon: -132.528333), Call Sign: KNKO622
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.025 MHz, 454.075 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2001Registrant: Alaska Communications Systems, 510 L Street Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 297-3130
  • Within City Limits Of (Lat: 55.687111 Lon: -132.528333), Call Sign: KNKP848
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.500 MHz, 454.450 MHz, 454.325 MHz, 454.225 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/1999, Expiration Date: 11/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2001Registrant: Alaska Communications Systems, 510 L Street Suite 210, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 297-3130

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KD5DWV, Licensee ID: L00574301, Grant Date: 02/12/2008, Expiration Date: 04/15/2018, Certifier: Dan B Justice, Registrant: Dan B Justice, 1212shoreline Drive, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • Call Sign: KL7FHN, Grant Date: 02/16/1995, Expiration Date: 02/16/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/17/2007, Registrant: Ralph E Marsh, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • Call Sign: KL7FJW, Licensee ID: L00942854, Grant Date: 11/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/16/2025, Certifier: Betty C Marsh, Registrant: Betty C Marsh, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • Call Sign: KL7GCC, Licensee ID: L00951584, Grant Date: 12/10/2014, Expiration Date: 03/09/2025, Certifier: James R Marsh, Registrant: James R Marsh, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • Call Sign: WL7COV, Grant Date: 09/06/1995, Expiration Date: 09/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 09/07/2007, Registrant: Angela Schermerhorn, Thorne Bay, AK 99950
  • Call Sign: KD8LNA, Licensee ID: L01499946, Grant Date: 06/18/2009, Expiration Date: 06/18/2019, Certifier: Matthew E Wolff, Registrant: Matthew E Wolff, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2508M , Serial Number: 12-1006, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Mark S Werner, Po Box 19297, Thorne Bay, AK 99919
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5679P , Serial Number: 24-751, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 02/11/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gregory A Kerkof, Po Box 19352, Thorne Bay, AK 99919, Other Owners: Sheryl A Alfson-Kerkof
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70534 , Serial Number: 17543, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/09/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Nicholas A Gefre, Po Box 19172, Thorne Bay, AK 99919

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

THORNE BAY, CITY OF (Population served: 957, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 63 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAR-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-13-2013 to FEB-20-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-02-2013 to NOV-13-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-04-2012 to FEB-27-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 46 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Thorne Bay 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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