Whale Pass, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 31. Population change since 2000: -46.6%
Males: 20  (64.5%)
Females: 11  (35.5%)
Median resident age:  60.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $92,021 (it was $62,083 in 2000)
Whale Pass:

$92,021
AK:

$76,440

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,269 (it was $24,040 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $462,900 (it was $237,500 in 2000)
Whale Pass:

$462,900
AK:

$267,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $140,700; Detached houses: $139,167
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  • Races in Whale Pass, AK (2010)

    Whale Pass races chart
    • 2683.9%White alone
    • 39.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 13.2%Two or more races
    • 13.2%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whale Pass: 114.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.4%), Irish (27.6%), Swedish (17.2%), English (15.5%), Italian (8.6%), Russian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 35.6 square miles.

Population density: 0.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Whale Pass, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Whale Pass:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 66.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whale Pass CDP:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 0.0%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Whale Pass, Alaska as of September 21, 2018.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Whale Pass CDP:  0.6% ($1,313)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (677.9 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Anchorage, AK (690.8 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1677.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Coffman Cove, AK (3.7 miles) , Naukati Bay, AK (4.1 miles) , Edna Bay, AK (4.8 miles) , Port Protection, AK (4.8 miles) , Point Baker, AK (5.0 miles) , Thoms Place, AK (6.1 miles) , Thorne Bay, AK (6.1 miles ), Wrangell, AK (6.1 miles ).

Latitude: 56.11 N, Longitude: 133.14 W

Area code: 907

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Average climate in Whale Pass, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Whale Pass-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 201.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 120.0 miles away from Whale Pass center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 106.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 621.0 miles away from Whale Pass center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 373.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Whale Pass topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whale Pass:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 675 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 679 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 690 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 693 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 694 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 700 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 727 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)

Public high school in Whale Pass:

See full list of schools located in Whale Pass

Library in Whale Pass:

  • WHALE PASS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,168; Location: BEACH ROAD LOT 3 BLOCK 14; 4,787 books; 304 audio materials; 1,615 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Whale Pass: Whale Pass Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (A), Whale Pass Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Sink Hole Lake (A), Cavern Lake (B), Exchange Lake (C), Neck Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  1.6 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  40.0%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Alaska average:

10.8

Whale Pass travel time to work - commute Whale Pass mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whale Pass CDP (based on Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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: 5
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whale Pass:

47.5%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.5%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Whale Pass:

28.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whale Pass:

16.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whale Pass:

13.2%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whale Pass:

33.7%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Whale Pass:

48.5%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.9%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whale Pass, AK Residents

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Whale Pass:

  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whale Pass:

  • K248AI (97.5 FM; CRAIG, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K258AD (99.5 FM; CRAIG, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Whale Pass:

  • K07SI (Channel 7; WHALES PASS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11RB (Channel 11; WHALES PASS, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 40m131ftTotal length
  • $1,240,000Total costs
  • 6,013Total average daily traffic
  • 507Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,735Total future (year 2013) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Whale Pass, AK

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1.5 Mile Fdr #1065 (Lat: 56.119361 Lon: -133.128083), Call Sign: KNKP374
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.550 MHz, 454.475 MHz, 454.475 MHz, 454.475 MHz... (+39 more)Grant Date: 10/07/2008, Expiration Date: 11/01/2018Registrant: Alaska Power & Telephone, M. P. 1314 Alaska Highway, Tok, AK 99780, Phone: (907) 883-5101, Fax: (907) 883-5815, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (65%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35%)

Whale Pass compared to Alaska state average:

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