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Population in 2010: 1,258. Population change since 2000: -9.7%
Males: 617  (49.1%)
Females: 641  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99780.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,370 (it was $37,941 in 2000)
Tok:

$42,370
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,302 (it was $18,521 in 2000)

Tok CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,006 (it was $82,700 in 2000)
Tok:

$167,006
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $218,732; Detached houses: $226,305; Townhouses or other attached units: $294,213; In 2-unit structures: $9,053; Mobile homes: $81,223; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $49,790

Median gross rent in 2012: $691.

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  • White alone - 961 (76.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 152 (12.1%)
  • Two or more races - 100 (7.9%)
  • Hispanic - 31 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tok: 108.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (18.6%), Irish (17.5%), United States (9.8%), English (6.4%), Norwegian (4.9%), French Canadian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1632 feet

Land area: 132.3 square miles.

Population density: 9.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Tok,AK real estate house value index trend

Tok, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Tok:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 18.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tok CDP:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

16 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.2%
Alaska:  6.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,250 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,214 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (262.3 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2282.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tanacross, AK (3.3 miles) , Tetlin, AK (4.5 miles) , Mentasta Lake, AK (5.7 miles) , Dot Lake Village, AK (6.2 miles) , Dot Lake, AK (6.3 miles) , Northway Village, AK (6.4 miles) , Northway, AK (6.5 miles) , Northway Junction, AK (6.7 miles) .

Latitude: 63.32 N, Longitude: 143.02 W

Area code: 907

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

11.0%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Air transportation workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

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

Average climate in Tok, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tok-area historical earthquake activity is near Alaska state average. It is 542% 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 218.0 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 146.5 miles away from Tok center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 249.2 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 189.7 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 311.2 miles away from Tok center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 404.3 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 Tok:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tok:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 180 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 265 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 265 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1268 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1272 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1290 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1294 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Tok:

See full list of schools located in Tok, School District: ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Tok:

  • TOK COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,453; Location: MILE 1314 ALASKA HIGHWAY; 13,288 books; 321 audio materials; 904 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Tok: Tanana Chiefs Conference Tok Clinic (A), Tok Public Health Center (B), Alaska Division of Forestry Northern Region Tok Area Office (C), Tok Area Emergency Medical Services (D), Tok Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Stage Stop (Miles Post 122.9 & TOK Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

TOK CIVIC CENTER (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
USF&W TETLIN VISITOR CTR. (Address: MILE 1.3 BOREALIS , Population served: 352, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
NORTHWAY WASHETERIA/CLINIC (Population served: 320, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Other (FEB-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-23-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In NOV-18-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from MAR-26-2014 to JUN-02-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In NOV-18-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from MAR-26-2014 to JUN-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (NOV-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (NOV-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2012)
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • 44 regular monitoring violations
  • 41 other older monitoring violations
DOT & PF TOK COMBINED FACILITY (Population served: 313, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
AK GATEWAY SD - TOK SCHOOL (Population served: 261, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
TETLIN UTILITY SYSTEM (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In AUG-13-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2012), St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2014 to MAR-26-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2006)
  • 35 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
GOLDEN BEAR MOTEL (Address: MILE 124.3 TOK CUTOFF HIGHWAY , Population served: 108, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SNOWSHOE MOTEL/GIFT (Address: MILE 1314 ALASKA HIGHWAY , Population served: 74, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tok that have no violations reported:

  • FAST EDDYS RESTAURANT (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOURDOUGH CAMPGROUND / RV PARK (Population served: 86, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TOK R.V. VILLAGE (Address: MILE POST 1313.4 AK HWY , Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UTDC BUILDING (Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TUNDRA LODGE RV CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TUNDRA LODGE - MAIN LODGE (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.8%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.5% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  11.8%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
2 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010

Tok, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Tok compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Tok (2011 data):

  • Denali State Bank: Tok Branch at Mile 1314 Alaskan Highway, branch established on 1995/10/02. Info updated 2012/02/15: Bank assets: $260.9 mil, Deposits: $235.8 mil, headquarters in Fairbanks, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Denali Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 21.46%
Here: 21.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents23.8%20.8%14.2%14.2%27.0%
Congregations7.1%14.3%21.4%14.3%42.9%
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: 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 Tok:

  • 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)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tok:

  • K216DT (91.1 FM; TOK, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KUDU (91.9 FM; TOK, AK; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • K285DR (104.9 FM; TOK, ETC., AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC ALASKA MISSIONARY FELL.)

TV broadcast stations around Tok:

  • K13RR (Channel 13; TOK, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07NC (Channel 7; TOK JUNCTION, AK; Owner: TOK COMMUNITY T.V. INC.)

Tok fatal accident list:

Apr 28, 2010 07:25 PM, Sr-2 Alaska Highway, Lat: 62.91833, Lon: -141.53897, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 24, 2008 07:00 PM, Midnight Sun, Tetlin Trail, Lat: 63.32388, Lon: -143.03903, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 6, 2004 08:37 AM, I-Sr-1 Tok Cutoff, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
May 19, 2002 08:25 PM, I-A1-1 Alaska Hwy, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 21, 2002 05:40 PM, I-Ai-2 Tok Cutoff, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 23, 1996 07:59 PM, Sourdough, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1976 10:20 PM, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total costs: $1,865,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,682
Total average daily truck traffic: 293
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,570
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tok)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Tok, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tok)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Tok)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Tok, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert665.8 years
John570.4 years
Joseph467.2 years
George351.3 years
James368.3 years
Dorothy368.0 years
Nancy356.0 years
Charles277.9 years
Albert281.5 years
Duane247.9 years
Most common last names in Tok, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
David558.8 years
Roberts471.7 years
Sanford472.5 years
Paul355.7 years
Carlson268.0 years
Hall264.0 years
Adams276.5 years
Gilliam269.5 years
Lathrop270.1 years
Johnson270.0 years

Businesses in Tok, AK

  • U-Haul: 1

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