Wainwright, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 580 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 324  (55.9%)
Females: 256  (44.1%)
Median resident age:  26.9 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99782.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,167 (it was $54,722 in 2000)
Wainwright:

$63,167
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,313 (it was $16,709 in 2000)

Wainwright city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,074 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Wainwright:

$91,074
AK:

$254,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $110,052; Detached houses: $107,755

Median gross rent in 2013: $856.

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  • Races in Wainwright, AK (2010)

    Wainwright races chart
    • 50190.1%American Indian alone
    • 447.9%White alone
    • 91.6%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wainwright: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (3.4%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 17.6 square miles.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (very low).

Wainwright, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Wainwright:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wainwright city:

  • Never married: 56.3%
  • Now married: 36.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 2.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,750 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,454 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (712.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2959.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Atqasuk, AK (7.8 miles ), Barrow, AK (9.3 miles ), Point Lay, AK (9.7 miles ), Red Dog Mine, AK (13.8 miles) , Alpine, AK (14.5 miles) , Nuiqsut, AK (14.5 miles ), Noatak, AK (15.0 miles ), Point Hope, AK (15.1 miles ).

Latitude: 70.65 N, Longitude: 160.02 W

Area code: 907

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

5.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+9.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Wainwright, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wainwright-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 517.6 miles away from the city center
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 590.1 miles away from Wainwright center
On 8/21/2003 at 23:31:49, a magnitude 6.0 (5.2 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.5 MW, 6.0 ML, Depth: 7.8 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 319.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/9/1985 at 14:08:04, a magnitude 6.2 (5.9 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 MS, 6.0 ML) earthquake occurred 398.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 419.0 miles away from Wainwright center
On 10/11/2008 at 16:52:35, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.2 ML, Depth: 2.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.3 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)
Wainwright topographic map

airports located in Wainwright:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wainwright:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 511 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 712 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 713 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1937 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1941 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1963 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1963 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public elementary/middle school in Wainwright:

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  • Another ancestry is Russian.

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Notable locations in Wainwright: Wainwright Health Clinic - North Slope Borough (A), North Slope Borough Fire Department Wainwright Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

North Slope Borough 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: 16.9%
(14.6% for American Indian residents, 63.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.2%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.6%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households
20 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:

7.8
Alaska average:

10.4

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

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wainwright city (based on North Slope Borough data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7977
Evangelical Protestant4537
Catholic1652
Other1241
None7,891-
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
North Slope Borough:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wainwright:

45.4%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Wainwright:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

29.7%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.6%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wainwright:

34.5%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

50.5%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.2%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wainwright, 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
Other Government Administration 2$7,500$45,0008$5,400
Other and Unallocable 10$21,960$26,3521$1,440
Totals for Government 12$29,460$29,4609$6,840

Wainwright government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $226,000 ($389.66)
    Central Staff Services: $183,000 ($315.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.45)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $214,000 ($368.97)

Wainwright government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $398,000 ($686.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $45,000 ($77.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($8.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000 ($77.59)
    General Support: $37,000 ($63.79)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($200.00)

6.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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  1.51% ($44,270 average AGI)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.57% ($26,571)


8.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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  2.53% ($43,333 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.24% ($42,097)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.56% ($52,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wainwright:

  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 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)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Wainwright:

  • K09QO (Channel 9; WAINWRIGHT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IR (Channel 4; WAINWRIGHT, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Wainwright fatal accident list:

Mar 17, 1994 00:30 AM, Kuk Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 1, 1989 06:15 AM, Nuirievik, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wainwright)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Fire Station (Lat: 70.636972 Lon: -160.006194), Call Sign: KNDL946, Licensee ID: L00013694
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.445 MHzGrant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2002Registrant: North Slope, Borough Of, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: (907) 852-0311

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

6
  • 1912 House Number Hunging Boat 9806m (Lat: 70.582806 Lon: -160.003389), Type: Tower, Call Sign: KPB657
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/1995, Expiration Date: 01/23/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001Registrant: Arthur O Segevan, Wainwright, AK 99782
  • Wainwright Airport (Lat: 70.637528 Lon: -160.009528), Type: Tower, Call Sign: WRLB2717, Licensee ID: L00011273
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33800 MHzGrant Date: 10/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006-2398
  • 1239 Airport Rd. (Lat: 70.637639 Lon: -160.027972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQFD597
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHzGrant Date: 06/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, Email:
  • 1239 Airport Rd. (Lat: 70.637639 Lon: -160.027972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.2 m, Call Sign: WQFN985
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:
  • Wainwright Airport (Lat: 70.637528 Lon: -160.009528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQGA614
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33800 MHzGrant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/28/2016, Certifier: John BartlettRegistrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Within 25 Nautical Mile Radius Of Above Coordinates In Chukchi Sea (Lat: 71.173333 Lon: -163.471806), Type: Rig, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQVW420
    Assigned Frequencies: 118.650 MHzGrant Date: 05/28/2015, Expiration Date: 05/28/2025, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard JrRegistrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KL0IY, Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009, Registrant: Terry L Tagarook, Wainwright, AK 99782
  • Call Sign: KL0JF, Grant Date: 06/24/1997, Expiration Date: 06/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2009, Registrant: George Patkotak, Wainwright, AK 99782

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Wainwright, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
David372.3 years
Billy268.0 years
Ronald237.5 years
Samuel282.4 years
Most common last names in Wainwright, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kagak771.1 years
Bodfish479.2 years
Ahlalook374.3 years
Ahmaogak369.7 years
Matoomealook377.7 years
Negovanna380.4 years
Phillips371.0 years
Agnasagga288.5 years
Aveoganna276.5 years
Driggs279.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (98%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Wainwright compared to Alaska state average:

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

Wainwright on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 500+"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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