White Mountain, Alaska

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Population in 2014: 195 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.9%
 
Males: 107  (55.0%)
Females: 88  (45.0%)
Median resident age:  31.3 years
Alaska median age:  33.3 years

Zip codes: 99784.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $27,397 (it was $25,833 in 2000)
White Mountain:

$27,397
AK:

$73,355

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $18,202 (it was $10,034 in 2000)

White Mountain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $111,213 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
White Mountain:

$111,213
AK:

$259,600

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $103,387; Detached houses: $104,605

Median gross rent in 2015: $774.

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  • Races in White Mountain, AK (2010)

    White Mountain races chart
    • 15380.5%American Indian alone
    • 2312.1%White alone
    • 126.3%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Hispanic

Races in White Mountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in White Mountain: 107.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Lebanese (1.9%), American (1.2%), Dutch (1.2%), Irish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 109 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in White Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 18.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 5.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in White Mountain city:

  • Never married: 46.8%
  • Now married: 27.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 15.8%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in White Mountain, Alaska as of October 16, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in White Mountain to the number of sex offenders is 100 to 1.


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

White Mountain city:  1.2% ($921)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (491.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2822.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Golovin, AK (3.8 miles) , Elim, AK (5.9 miles ), Nome, AK (7.8 miles ), Koyuk, AK (8.3 miles ), Shaktoolik, AK (8.3 miles ), Stebbins, AK (9.4 miles ), St. Michael, AK (9.7 miles ), Teller, AK (9.7 miles ).

Latitude: 64.68 N, Longitude: 163.41 W

Area code: 907

White Mountain household income distribution White Mountain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.4%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+12.8%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in White Mountain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in White Mountain, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

White Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 255% 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 373.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 556.7 miles away from White Mountain 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 478.7 miles away from the city 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 63.6 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) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from White Mountain center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Depth: 4.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 265.3 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

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

airports located in White Mountain:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Mountain:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 459 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 489 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 490 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1851 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1854 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1863 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1875 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in White Mountain:

See full list of schools located in White Mountain

Library in White Mountain:

  • NAQIAKSRAT LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,024; Location: ROCKY ROAD & FISH RIVER ROAD; 5,629 books; 136 audio materials; 58 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in White Mountain: White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Natchirsvik Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations 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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 34.3%
(40.3% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.7%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  16.9%
Whole state:  8.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Alaska average:

10.2

White Mountain travel time to work - commute White Mountain mode of transportation to work chart

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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.
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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
White Mountain:

45.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
White Mountain:

21.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
White Mountain:

10.5%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
White Mountain:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
White Mountain:

50.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of White Mountain, AK Residents
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 2$4,790$28,7400$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$350
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$357
Health 1$1,275$15,3000$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,087$13,0440$0
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,418
Electric Power 1$1,966$23,5924$1,694
Local Libraries 0$0 1$638
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$1,546
Totals for Government 5$9,118$21,88319$7,003

White Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $176,000 ($902.56)
    General - Other: $50,000 ($256.41)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($153.85)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($51.28)
    Health Services - Other: $9,000 ($46.15)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($35.90)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($5.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $4,000 ($20.51)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($15.38)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($15.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($10.26)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $184,000 ($943.59)

White Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $413,000 ($2117.95)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($123.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($102.56)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($66.67)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $342,000 ($1753.85)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($184.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $39,000 ($200.00)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $8,000 ($41.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $331,000 ($1697.44)

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 White Mountain:

  • 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)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around White Mountain:

  • K11QT (Channel 11; WHITE MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13TD (Channel 13; WHITE MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • White Mountain (Lat: 64.681667 Lon: -163.410833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQIQ308
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 04/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/11/2018, Certifier: David J GrogginsRegistrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 Nw 63rd Street - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8078, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • White Mountain, Village & Dump Rd (Lat: 64.677583 Lon: -163.395917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQPH860
    Assigned Frequencies: 6790.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2013, Certifier: Nicholas JordonRegistrant: Alascom, Inc., 501 E Bluff Drive Mp288, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7347, Email:
  • WHITE MTN, 33 Mi Ne Of Solomon (Lat: 64.677583 Lon: -163.395917), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHE525
    Assigned Frequencies: 2172.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2005Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 1200 Peachtree St, 5w30, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4020, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in White Mountain)

Drinking water stations with addresses in White Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (3 times from DEC-04-2013 to FEB-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2014 to FEB-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-01-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2014 to FEB-11-2014)
  • 38 routine major monitoring violations
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
  • 65 other older monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (21%)

White Mountain 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.
  • 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 below state average.
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