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Population in 2012: 575 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 

Males: 329  (57.4%)
Females: 246  (42.6%)

Median resident age:  27.6 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99782.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,161 (it was $54,722 in 2000)
Wainwright:

$64,161
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,444

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,050 (it was $80,600 in 2000)
Wainwright:

$114,050
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,952; Detached houses: $117,952

Median gross rent in 2012: $840.

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  • American Indian alone - 501 (90.1%)
  • White alone - 44 (7.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wainwright: 109.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (5.3%), English (3.8%), Russian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 17.6 square miles.

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




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For population 25 years and over in Wainwright:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 26.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wainwright city:

  • Never married: 56.7%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 4.2%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Wainwright, Alaska as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wainwright to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,714 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,333 (3.4%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +49 (+9.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (1%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)

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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: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 713 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1937 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 1941 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1963 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 1992 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2001 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Wainwright:

  • Alak School (Students: 155; Location: 567 MAIN ST.; Grades: PK-12)
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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 2012: 12.4%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.8% for American Indian residents, 75.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wainwright, AK

20 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Wainwright compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wainwright travel time to work - commute


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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.07%
Here23.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents46.7%16.6%15.8%13.8%7.1%
Congregations35.7%28.6%14.3%7.1%14.3%
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: 9
North Slope Borough:

13.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
North Slope Borough:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
North Slope Borough:

37.0%
State:

27.8%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$6,277$37,6620$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,989$35,8683$5,314
Other and Unallocable 1$2,823$33,8760$0
Totals for Government 4$12,089$36,2673$5,314

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $226,000 ($393.04)
    Central Staff Services: $183,000 ($318.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.48)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $214,000 ($372.17)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $398,000 ($692.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $45,000 ($78.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($8.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $45,000 ($78.26)
    General Support: $37,000 ($64.35)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($201.74)

5.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.95% ($39,850 average AGI)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.23% ($48,535 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  1.09% ($41,667)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.55% ($42,500)

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 drivers: 1
May 1, 1989 06:15 AM, Nuirievik, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1701 Tununiq Rd. (Lat: 70.635833 Lon: -160.029444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.3 m, Overall height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: KNKQ408
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/13/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Charles P Carpenter
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 6124 Macarthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20816, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • KEVIN EARLY, 1239 Airport Rd. (Lat: 70.637639 Lon: -160.027972), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 3178495866, Peggy@nationalicense.Com, 9050 BRIARCLIFT RD.
  • Kevin S Early, 1239 Airport Rd. (Lat: 70.637639 Lon: -160.027972), Type: 18.2, Overall height: 18.2 m
    Registrant: 3178495866, Peggy@nationalicense.Com, 9050 BRIARCLIFT RD.
  • Remi Y Sun, Blk 26 Lot 1a (Lat: 70.635833 Lon: -160.029444), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 9075633989, Charlie@astac.Net, 4300 B STREET, SUITE 501
  • Charles P Carpenter, Blk 26 Lot 1a (Lat: 70.635833 Lon: -160.029444), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 9075642680, Remi@astac.Net, 4300 B STREET, SUITE 501
  • Blk 26 Lot 1a (Lat: 70.635833 Lon: -160.029444), Type: 27.4, Overall height: 24.3 m
    Registrant: 9075633989, , 4300 B ST STE 501

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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/24/2002
    Registrant: North Slope, Borough Of, Barrow, AK 99723, Phone: (907) 852-0311

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/1995, Expiration Date: 01/23/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2000, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/21/2006, Expiration Date: 11/15/2006, Cancellation Date: 01/20/2007, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Lee R F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77252-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Fax: (713) 245-1010, Email:
  • Wainwright Airport (Lat: 70.637528 Lon: -160.009528), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQGA614
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.33800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/28/2006, Expiration Date: 11/28/2016, Certifier: John Bartlett
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, 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

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