Valdez, Alaska

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Population in 2017: 3,862 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
 
Males: 2,130  (55.2%)
Females: 1,732  (44.8%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99686.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $94,411 (it was $66,532 in 2000)
Valdez:

$94,411
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $41,291 (it was $27,341 in 2000)

Valdez city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $256,603 (it was $129,100 in 2000)
Valdez:

$256,603
AK:

$273,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,110.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valdez: 106.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.0%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Valdez, AK (2017)
    • 2,96575.2%White alone
    • 3879.8%Hispanic
    • 2546.4%Two or more races
    • 2356.0%American Indian alone
    • 631.6%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Black alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Valdez, Alaska as of August 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valdez is 989 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Valdez by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(26.6)
2
(52.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(173.6)
2
(51.2)
2
(52.0)
5
(130.1)
3
(78.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(479.0)
18
(475.4)
11
(271.9)
14
(343.1)
16
(396.8)
12
(297.6)
10
(256.2)
5
(130.0)
7
(182.2)
2
(52.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(212.9)
14
(369.8)
6
(148.3)
7
(171.5)
11
(272.8)
3
(74.4)
5
(128.1)
7
(182.0)
4
(104.1)
11
(286.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
86
(2,288)
99
(2,615)
70
(1,730)
99
(2,426)
82
(2,034)
80
(1,984)
71
(1,819)
52
(1,352)
44
(1,145)
55
(1,430)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(239.5)
6
(158.5)
6
(148.3)
5
(122.5)
4
(99.2)
11
(272.8)
6
(153.7)
4
(104.0)
3
(78.1)
2
(52.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)242.7280.5145.8187.5187.7304.8186.3142.7199.9154.2

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City-data.com crime index in Valdez, AK

Crime rate in Valdez detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: English (12.2%), Polish (10.1%), Irish (5.6%), German (5.3%), European (5.2%), American (3.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 222.0 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Valdez, Alaska map

247 residents are foreign born (3.5% Europe, 1.7% Oceania, 1.6% Asia).

This city:

6.3%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,466 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (115.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2242.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Tatitlek, AK (4.7 miles),
Cordova, AK (6.7 miles ),
Tonsina, AK (7.3 miles),
Willow Creek, AK (7.7 miles ),
Nelchina, AK (7.8 miles),
Kenny Lake, AK (7.8 miles ),
Eureka Roadhouse, AK (7.9 miles),
Mendeltna, AK (8.1 miles)

Latitude: 61.12 N, Longitude: 146.31 W

Area code: 907

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

9.9%
Alaska:

7.2%
Most common industries in Valdez, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (16.0%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (20.9%)
  • Construction (15.0%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Valdez, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Valdez, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Valdez-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 749% 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 44.8 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 173.3 miles away from Valdez center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 248.8 miles away from Valdez 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 203.8 miles away from Valdez 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 159.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, 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).
Valdez topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Valdez:

  • PROVIDENCE VALDEZ MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, PO BOX 550)
  • VALDEZ COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (911 MEALS AVENUE (P O BOX 550))
  • PROVIDENCE VALDEZ MEDICAL CENTER (911 MEALS AVENUE)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Valdez:

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College/University in Valdez:

  • Prince William Sound Community College (Full-time enrollment: 263; Location: 303 Lowe Street; Public; Website: www.pwscc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valdez:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 118 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 119 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 263 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1261 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1264 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1273 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1285 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high schools in Valdez:

  • VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 244, Location: 319 ROBE RIVER DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • VALDEZ HOME SCHOOL (Location: 1112 WEST KLUTINA STREET, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Valdez:

See full list of schools located in Valdez

Library in Valdez:

  • VALDEZ CONSORTIUM LIBRARY (Operating income: $367,400; Location: 212 FAIRBANKS STREET; 45,074 books; 5,709 audio materials; 3,857 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 136 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Valdez: McIntosh (A), Comfort (B), Johnson Mill (C), Cliff Mine (D), Station Number One (E), Dayville (F), Smith Mill (G), Valdez Marine Terminal (H), Camp Bowie (I), Middle Rock Light (J), Valdez Fire Department Station 3 (K), Valdez Fire Department Station 1 (L), Valdez Fire Department Station 4 (M), Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Fire and Rescue (N), Valdez Public Health Center - South Central Region (O), Chugachmiut Tribal Organization Valdez Native Tribe Clinic (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Crater Lake (A), Deep Lake (B), Robe Lake (C), Solomon Lake (D), Solomon Gulch Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brevier Creek (A), Brown Creek (B), Cameron Creek (C), Canyon Slough (D), Browns Creek (E), Valdez Glacier Stream (F), Wood Creek (G), Uno Creek (H), Slater Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Valdez include: Jack Bay State Marine Park (1), Shoup Bay State Marine Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Valdez Museum & Historical Archives (217 Egan) (1), Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum (300 Airport Road) (2), Thompson Pass Mount Chalet LLC (Ski & Helicopter Tours; Rich Highway) (3), Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau (200 Chenega) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn (100 Harbor Drive) (1), Aspen Hotel (201 Meals) (2), Glen Mills Construction (113 Galena Drive) (3), Rugged River Guide CO (1465 Richardson Highway) (4), Totem Inn (144 East Egan Drive) (5), Glacier Sound Inn (210 Egan) (6), Valdez Airport Mancamp (324 Airport Road) (7), Sugarloaf Restaurant & Saloon (201 Meals) (8), Bear Creek (3181 Mi 2 Richardson Highway) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: William A. Egan - (Dem.) 1970-1974.

Valdez-Cordova Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

VALDEZ SOFTBALL FIELDS (Address: 800 S SAWMILL ROAD , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
GILPATRICK HOTEL CHITNA INC (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TIEKEL RIVER LODGE (Address: MILE 56 RICHARDSON HWY , Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ALASKA RENDEZVOUS LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • VALDEZ WATER SYSTEM - MAIN (Address: 800 S SAWMILL ROAD , Population served: 4,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VALDEZ ROBE RIVER S/D (Address: 800 S SAWMILL ROAD , Population served: 920, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VALDEZ SOUTHCENTRAL (Address: 800 S SAWMILL ROAD , Population served: 675, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Valdez in 2010:

  • 80 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 21 people in college/university student housing
  • 17 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 10 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Valdez in 2000:

  • 35 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Valdez (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Valdez Branch at 337 Egan Drive, branch established on 1974/03/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First National Bank Alaska: The Valdez Branch at 101 Egan, branch established on 1969/12/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Valdez:

Marital status in Valdez, AK
  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 0.6%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

For population 25 years and over in Valdez:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Valdez
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Valdez, AK (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

6.3%
State:

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

31.8%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.9%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.0%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.3%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Valdez:

56.7%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.7%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valdez, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 98$466,700$57,14719$86,151
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 44$139,446$38,0312$850
Streets and Highways 16$131,533$98,6500$0
Financial Administration 14$92,174$79,0060$0
Parks and Recreation 11$52,800$57,60038$27,706
Police Protection - Officers 11$88,610$96,6650$0
Firefighters 10$71,450$85,74015$2,928
Water Transport and Terminals 7$38,946$66,7650$0
Solid Waste Management 6$38,410$76,8200$0
Correction 6$29,046$58,0920$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$35,465$85,1160$0
Sewerage 5$33,797$81,1130$0
Other and Unallocable 5$32,620$78,2880$0
Local Libraries 5$15,310$36,7441$834
Hospitals 3$15,576$62,3040$0
Other Government Administration 3$19,257$77,0280$0
Police - Other 2$10,871$65,2260$0
Airports 1$7,516$90,1920$0
Fire - Other 1$3,333$39,9960$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 253$1,322,860$62,74475$118,469

Valdez government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,608,000 ($934.23)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,000 ($0.78)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,544,000 ($3765.92)
    Hospitals: $12,633,000 ($3271.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,192,000 ($826.51)
    Central Staff Services: $2,253,000 ($583.38)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,992,000 ($515.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,963,000 ($508.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,961,000 ($507.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,621,000 ($419.73)
    General Public Buildings: $1,304,000 ($337.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,213,000 ($314.09)
    Financial Administration: $1,209,000 ($313.05)
    Police Protection: $1,146,000 ($296.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,110,000 ($287.42)
    Sewerage: $682,000 ($176.59)
    General - Other: $559,000 ($144.74)
    Water Utilities: $558,000 ($144.48)
    Correctional Institutions: $480,000 ($124.29)
    Libraries: $413,000 ($106.94)
    Air Transportation: $267,000 ($69.14)
    Health - Other: $247,000 ($63.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,138,000 ($553.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $559,000 ($144.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,787,000 ($6418.18)

Valdez government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $10,444,000 ($2704.30)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,410,000 ($624.03)
    Other: $893,000 ($231.23)
    Sewerage: $362,000 ($93.73)
    Air Transportation: $176,000 ($45.57)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $111,000 ($28.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,319,000 ($600.47)
    Education: $72,000 ($18.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $469,000 ($121.44)
    Rents: $436,000 ($112.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $224,000 ($58.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($7.51)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($4.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $269,000 ($69.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $7,603,000 ($1968.67)
    Education: $7,410,000 ($1918.69)
    Public Welfare: $3,461,000 ($896.17)
    Health and Hospitals: $299,000 ($77.42)
  • Tax - Property: $48,989,000 ($12684.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $410,000 ($106.16)
    Other License: $15,000 ($3.88)

Valdez government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,598,000 ($6110.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,997,000 ($4660.02)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,791,000 ($2535.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,190,000 ($1084.93)

Valdez government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,979,000 ($2842.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $318,639,000 ($82506.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $200,000 ($51.79)

9.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.84%
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  1.56% ($52,790 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.55% ($57,182)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.53% ($93,857)


9.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.62%
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  1.59% ($50,317 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.98% ($76,051)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.63% ($50,600)
Businesses in Valdez, AK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
FedEx3U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Valdez:

  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KVAK (1230 AM; 1 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • 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)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • 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)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valdez:

  • K220AD (91.9 FM; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: ALASKA VILLAGE MISSIONS, INC.)
  • KVAK-FM (93.3 FM; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Valdez:

  • K09OT (Channel 9; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K15AI (Channel 15; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
Valdez fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Valdez fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 400ft / 122mTotal length
  • $670,000Total costs
  • 19,603Total average daily traffic
  • 899Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,060Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valdez, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valdez, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valdez)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 167 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Valdez, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valdez)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Valdez)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 30 took place in 2016, and the least - 14 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Valdez, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (23.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valdez, AK
    • 19052.1%Structure Fires
    • 8523.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 7520.5%Outside Fires
    • 154.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valdez, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Valdez, Alaska:

  • Valdez Village Inn, PO Box 365, Valdez, Alaska 99686 , Phone: (907) 835-4445, Fax: (907) 835-2437
  • Alaska Flower Forget-me-not, 606 S Waterfall, Valdez, Alaska 99686 , Phone: (907) 835-2717
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Valdez, Alaska
Most common first names in Valdez, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George865.0 years
William562.0 years
Dorothy579.2 years
John555.2 years
Robert558.4 years
Charles461.0 years
James372.3 years
Frank375.0 years
David351.0 years
Kenneth347.3 years
Most common last names in Valdez, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baird362.6 years
Johnson366.0 years
Miller337.3 years
Moore374.0 years
Nelson360.3 years
Whalen382.0 years
Gilson279.5 years
Crisp283.0 years
Anderson259.5 years
Irish253.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valdez, AK
  • 67.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 20.0%Wood
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valdez, AK
  • 88.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.4%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Valdez compared to Alaska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Valdez on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
There are 30 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Mayra C. Sanchez (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.