Tonsina, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 78. Population change since 2000: -15.2%
Males: 45  (58.7%)
Females: 33  (41.3%)
Median resident age:  54.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $55,958 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Tonsina:

$55,958
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,599 (it was $13,390 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $214,940 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Tonsina:

$214,940
AK:

$267,800
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  • Races in Tonsina, AK (2010)

    Tonsina races chart
    • 6887.2%White alone
    • 79.0%American Indian alone
    • 33.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Tonsina: 110.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (92.3%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 147.8 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Tonsina, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Tonsina:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 28.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tonsina CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 100.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

5 residents are foreign born (5.4% Asia).

This place:

5.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Tonsina CDP:  0.3% ($292)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (155.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2242.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Willow Creek, AK (3.1 miles ), Kenny Lake, AK (3.1 miles ), Copper Center, AK (4.6 miles ), Silver Springs, AK (5.1 miles) , Chitina, AK (5.1 miles) , Tazlina, AK (5.3 miles) , Copperville, AK (5.4 miles) , Glennallen, AK (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 61.66 N, Longitude: 145.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Tonsina household income distribution Tonsina home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Average climate in Tonsina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Earthquake activity:

Tonsina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 714% 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 92.6 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 153.2 miles away from Tonsina center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 244.7 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, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 214.9 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 136.4 miles away from Tonsina center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 377.4 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tonsina:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 158 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 158 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 236 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1250 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1254 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1265 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1275 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Notable location: Squirrel Creek Campground (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Squirrel Creek Pit Lake (A), Pippin Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bernard Creek (A), Squirrel Creek (B), Slate Creek (C), Little Tonsina River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova 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: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  43.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.3%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.6% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

0.0
Alaska average:

9.9

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tonsina CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tonsina:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVAK (1230 AM; 1 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Tonsina:

  • K07QS (Channel 7; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: WRANGLE MOUNTAIN TV CLUB, INC.)
  • K13UB (Channel 13; GLENNALLEN & COPPER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Tonsina fatal accident list:

Dec 13, 2009 07:10 AM, Sr-4 Richardson Hwy, Lat: 61.76561, Lon: -145.16210, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 18, 2004 04:18 PM, Sr-I Richardson Hwy, Mp 79, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Chris L Mishmash, Mile 1 Edgerton Cutoff (Lat: 61.712778 Lon: -145.134167), Type: 68.9, Structure height: 02261 m, Overall height: 65.8 m, Registrant: 9078352231
  • Mile 1 Edgerton Cutoff (Lat: 61.712778 Lon: -145.134167), Type: 68.9, Overall height: 65.8 m, Registrant: 9078352231

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Mount Ernestine 14.4 Mi S (Lat: 61.445056 Lon: -145.195139), Call Sign: WZZ282, Licensee ID: L00002062
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.500 MHzGrant Date: 01/25/1996, Expiration Date: 02/06/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2001Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 E Tudor Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 762-2133
  • Ernestine Mt 14.4 Mi S (Lat: 61.445056 Lon: -145.195139), Call Sign: KCS724
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.160 MHzGrant Date: 11/26/2014, Expiration Date: 12/20/2024Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • Mile 62 Richardson Hwy (Lat: 61.441583 Lon: -145.110444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 17 m, Call Sign: KCK574
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, 151.985 MHzGrant Date: 07/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/16/2023, Certifier: Tim RennieRegistrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 828-5565, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WILLOW MTN, 7.7 Mi N (Lat: 61.768944 Lon: -145.198500), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WMR782
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2013Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • STATION, Mt Tonsina 2.9 Miles W Of (Lat: 61.660611 Lon: -145.264611), Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WAZ431
    Assigned Frequencies: 1895.00 MHz, 1975.00 MHzGrant Date: 06/13/2000, Expiration Date: 06/13/2010, Cancellation Date: 09/24/2001Registrant: Phone: (907) 269-5744
  • ERNESTINE, Mt Ernestine 14.4 Mi S Of (Lat: 61.445056 Lon: -145.195139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WBM633
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 11/07/2007, Expiration Date: 01/07/2018Registrant: State Of Alaska, 5900 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, Phone: (907) 269-5764, Fax: (907) 269-5562, Email:
  • EDGERTON, 4.45 Nne (Lat: 61.712833 Lon: -145.134056), Overall height: 63.4 m, Call Sign: WCG227
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHzGrant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2013Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (53%)
  • Wood (47%)

Tonsina 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Tonsina on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the lowest real estate taxes percentage (population 50,000+)"
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