Wales, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 150 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 88  (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 (it was $14,877 in 2000)

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 2012: 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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Latest news from Wales, AK collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 53 people per square mile   (very low).

Wales, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Wales:

  • High school or higher: 67.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wales city:

  • Never married: 66.2%
  • Now married: 20.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Wales, Alaska as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wales to the number of sex offenders is 76 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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

13.4%
Alaska:

6.7%

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%)

Average climate in Wales, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wales, Alaska average temperatures Wales, Alaska average precipitation Wales, Alaska humidity Wales, Alaska wind speed Wales, Alaska snowfall Wales, Alaska sunshine Wales, Alaska clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Wales-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 126% 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 513.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 706.2 miles away from Wales 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 618.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2000 at 15:37:13, a magnitude 5.1 (4.7 MB, 5.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from the city center
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 Wales center
On 9/6/2005 at 07:16:57, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.0 MS, 4.8 MW, 5.2 ML, Depth: 2.4 mi) earthquake occurred 169.9 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)

Airports located in Wales:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wales:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 587 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 640 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 640 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1999 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 2002 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 2012 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 2023 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from JUN-12-2013 to OCT-08-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUN-12-2013)
  • 23 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2007. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2007. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2007. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2009)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In DEC-2006. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2007)
  • 20 routine major monitoring violations
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
  • 104 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

Wales compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.

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 (15%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.58%
Here: 48.6%
USA: 50.2%

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$3,063
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$12,780
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,367
Water Supply 0$0 4$3,467
Totals for Government 0$0 17$21,677

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $84,000 ($560.00)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($333.33)
    Electric Utilities: $26,000 ($173.33)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($80.00)
    Health Services - Other: $11,000 ($73.33)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($53.33)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($33.33)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($20.00)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($20.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($700.00)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $81,000 ($540.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($20.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,000 ($60.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($326.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($6.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($220.00)
    All Other: $23,000 ($153.33)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($86.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $27,000 ($180.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $27,000 ($180.00)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($180.00)

7.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
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  2.03% ($31,746 average AGI)
from Northwest Arctic Borough, AK  0.55% ($36,438)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.45% ($39,462)


6.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
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  1.69% ($35,020 average AGI)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.48% ($43,786)

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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