Tyonek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 171.
Population change since 2000: -11.4%
Males: 88  (51.7%)
Females: 83  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

32.1 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,841 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Tyonek:

$37,841
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,007 (it was $11,261 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $58,834 (it was $29,600 in 2000)
Tyonek:

$58,834
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $185,719; detached houses: $186,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $785.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tyonek: 103.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.9%
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  • Races in Tyonek, AK (2010)
    • 14987.1%American Indian alone
    • 95.3%Hispanic
    • 74.1%White alone
    • 63.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Tyonek, Alaska as of January 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tyonek is 148 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 67.6 square miles.

Population density: 2.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Tyonek, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $237 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (49.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2365.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Beluga, AK (2.4 miles),
Point Possession, AK (4.5 miles),
Nikiski, AK (4.9 miles ),
Salamatof, AK (5.7 miles ),
Kenai, AK (5.9 miles ),
Ridgeway, AK (6.2 miles ),
Sterling, AK (6.3 miles ),
Soldotna, AK (6.3 miles )

Latitude: 61.06 N, Longitude: 151.23 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Tyonek, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tyonek, AK in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.6%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Tyonek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (21.9%)
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Construction (17.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (33.3%)
  • Public administration (15.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (15.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.1%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (29.0%)
  • Educational services (29.0%)
  • Social assistance (16.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (9.7%)
  • Utilities (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Tyonek, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (9.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (22.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (19.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)

Average climate in Tyonek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Tyonek-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 826% 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 120.7 miles away from Tyonek 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 205.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 203.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 286.0 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 336.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 279.9 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)
Tyonek topographic map

Airports and heliports located in Tyonek:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tyonek:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 48 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 48 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 284 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1404 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1408 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1413 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1428 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Tyonek:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tyonek: Tyonek Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad (A), Indian Creek Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Second Lake (A), Spring Water Lakes (B), Third Lake (C), Chikdashla Bena (D), K'qalt'ats'a Bena (E), K'chanli Bena (F), Q'atl'uhghulqet' Bena (G), K'etnu Ka'a Bena (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Tyonek Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

TYONEK WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 199, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-11-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2006)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2006)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2005. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-17-2006)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-13-2014 to JUN-24-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-13-2014 to JUN-24-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from AUG-15-2013 to JUN-24-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from AUG-15-2013 to JUN-24-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-13-2014 to JUN-24-2014)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 56 regular monitoring violations
  • 30 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

55.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

12.9%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Tyonek:

Marital status in Tyonek, AK
  • Never married: 59.7%
  • Now married: 28.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

For population 25 years and over in Tyonek:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 27.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.2
Alaska average:

10.6

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tyonek, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
Here:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

29.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tyonek:

49.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.9%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.6%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tyonek:

14.4%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tyonek:

45.1%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.7%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Tyonek:

81.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tyonek, AK Residents

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tyonek:

  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, 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)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Tyonek fatal accident list:

Dec 23, 2010 09:44 PM, Pumphouse Road, B Street, Lat: 61.069425, Lon: -151.142983, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 22, 1988 03:20 AM, A Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tyonek)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Tyonek, AK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tyonek, AK
  • 51.9%Wood
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tyonek, AK
  • 48.1%Electricity
  • 37.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.8%Wood


Tyonek compared to Alaska state average:

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