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Population in 2012: 152 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 90  (59.3%)
Females: 62  (40.7%)

Median resident age:  25.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 99783

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,264 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Wales:

$30,264
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,687

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $167,418 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Wales:

$167,418
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,882; Detached houses: $124,882

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  • American Indian alone - 123 (84.8%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (9.0%)
  • White alone - 9 (6.2%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wales: 109.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (1.9%), Welsh (1.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wales:

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wales city:

  • Never married: 64.2%
  • Now married: 22.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Wales, Alaska as of December 27, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wales to the number of sex offenders is 152 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (641.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2973.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Diomede, AK (5.1 miles) , Port Clarence, AK (6.5 miles) , Brevig Mission, AK (7.0 miles ), Teller, AK (7.5 miles ), Shishmaref, AK (8.5 miles ), Nome, AK (10.5 miles ), White Mountain, AK (12.3 miles ), Deering, AK (12.5 miles) .

Latitude: 65.61 N, Longitude: 168.09 W

Area code: 907

Wales household income distribution Wales home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.4%
Alaska:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-5.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Utilities (28%)
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (11%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (38%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (18%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (14%)
  • Plant and system operators (11%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)


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Earthquake activity:

Wales-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/21/1997 at 22:59:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.3 MB, 4.6 ML, 4.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/30/1992 at 13:51:13, a magnitude 4.8 (4.7 MB, 4.6 MS, 4.8 ML, Depth: 11.4 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from Wales center
On 10/22/2003 at 00:11:31, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.1 ML, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 21.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/22/1997 at 14:27:08, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1996 at 01:33:03, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Wales center
On 9/11/2004 at 10:41:01, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 16.0 mi) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Airports located in Wales:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wales:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 588 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 4,287)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 640 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1999 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 2002 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2023 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • Everett Community College (about 2050 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 2057 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

Public high school in Wales:

  • Wales School (Students: 33; Location: 490 MAIN STREET; Grades: K-12)
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Notable locations in Wales: Belmezok (A), Norton Sound Health Toby Anungazuk Senior Memorial Health Clinic (B), Wales Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Wales: Wales Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Nome 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 Wales and their reported violations in the past:

WALES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 173, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In OCT-2003
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2003
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (3 times from OCT-02-2002 to OCT-17-2002)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In SEP-2001
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2006
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2006. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-23-2006)
  • 52 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • 203 regular monitoring violations
  • 149 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.9%
(0.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.4 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.8%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  14.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wales, AK

Wales compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wales travel time to work - commute


Wales mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (80%)
  • Electricity (20%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wales city (based on Nome Census Area data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here48.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents34.5%31.8%9.8%6.8%17.2%
Congregations15.6%18.8%21.9%15.6%28.1%
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: 12
Nome Census Area:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Nome Census Area:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

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 0$0 1$1,170
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,400
Water Supply 1$3,080$36,9600$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$3,214
Totals for Government 1$3,080$36,9603$6,784

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $84,000 ($552.63)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($328.95)
    Electric Utilities: $26,000 ($171.05)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($78.95)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($72.37)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($52.63)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($32.89)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($19.74)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($19.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($690.79)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $81,000 ($532.89)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($19.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($59.21)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($322.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($217.11)
    All Other: $23,000 ($151.32)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($85.53)

Wales government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $27,000 ($177.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $27,000 ($177.63)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($177.63)

4.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,306 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
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  1.10% ($29,000 average AGI)


8.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
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  2.82% ($36,038 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.42% ($32,000)
to Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK  0.42% ($38,167)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wales:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, 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)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wales:

  • K04MN (Channel 4; WALES, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02LT (Channel 2; WALES, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 20
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 24

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WALES, Within Village (Lat: 65.608389 Lon: -168.090556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.4 m, Call Sign: WFY570
    Assigned Frequencies: 6738.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 505 E. Bluff Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7877, Fax: (907) 264-7169, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • On Cape Prince Of Wales At The W Tip Of The Seward Penin, 111 Miles Nw Of Nome (Lat: 65.606333 Lon: -168.087944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard Jr
    Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, Houston, TX 77225-0329, Phone: (713) 245-1303, Email:


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