Wales, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 151 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 91  (60.4%)
Females: 60  (39.6%)
Median resident age:

27.6 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 99783

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,374 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Wales:

$30,374
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $12,714 (it was $14,877 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $75,396 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Wales:

$75,396
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $155,311; detached houses: $151,858

Median gross rent in 2019: $596.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wales: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.8%
(32.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wales, AK (2019)
    • 194106.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wales, Alaska as of September 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wales is 56 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 54 people per square mile   (very low).

Wales, Alaska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $256 (0.4%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Wales, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wales, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.5%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Wales, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (46.7%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Air transportation (5.0%)
  • Utilities (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (46.4%)
  • Social assistance (14.3%)
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Utilities (10.7%)
  • Air transportation (7.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (46.9%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.4%)
  • Personal & laundry services (9.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Wales, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (10.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (10.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (17.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (14.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (14.3%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (10.7%)
  • Plant and system operators (10.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (15.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)

Average climate in Wales, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Wales-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 582% 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 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) earthquake occurred 618.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/21/2011 at 08:33:21, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 12.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 38.8 miles away from Wales center
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from Wales center
On 4/18/2014 at 18:56:46, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 16.7 mi) earthquake occurred 206.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wales topographic map

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: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in Wales

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Wales:

Marital status in Wales, AK
  • Never married: 64.7%
  • Now married: 17.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in Wales:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.1
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 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.
State:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.5%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wales:

44.4%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.4
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wales:

22.8%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.6%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wales:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.0%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Wales:

53.4%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.6%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wales, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
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 10$15,818
Financial Administration 0$0 3$3,791
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,930
Water Supply 0$0 4$4,291
Totals for Government 0$0 18$26,830

Wales government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $165,000 ($1092.72)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($350.99)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($344.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($59.60)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($33.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($26.49)
    Electric Utilities: $2,000 ($13.25)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $132,000 ($874.17)

Wales government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $27,000 ($178.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($26.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($72.85)
    Other: $9,000 ($59.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($238.41)
    Rents: $27,000 ($178.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($192.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $219,000 ($1450.33)
    General Local Government Support: $129,000 ($854.30)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $21,000 ($139.07)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

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
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.5mTotal length
  • 15Total average daily traffic
  • 24Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WALES, Within Village Limits (Lat: 65.608639 Lon: -168.090111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 13.4 m, Call Sign: WFY570,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6610.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2021, Expiration Date: 02/01/2031, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 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, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:
  • 490 Main St. (Lat: 65.605194 Lon: -168.085639), Type: Bant, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WRKR490,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.975 MHz, 162.025 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2021, Expiration Date: 02/02/2031, Certifier: Bryan Hinderberger, Registrant: Marine Exchange Of Alaska, 1050 Harbor Way, Juneau, AK 99801, Phone: (907) 463-4292, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wales, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wales, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Wales compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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