For population 25 years and over in Whittier:
For population 15 years and over in Whittier city:
17 residents are foreign born (4.1% Europe, 4.1% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $363 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (46.5 miles , pop. 260,283).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2285.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Sunrise, AK (5.1 miles) , Moose Pass, AK (5.6 miles ), Crown Point, AK (5.8 miles) , Hope, AK (5.8 miles) , Primrose, AK (6.1 miles) , Cooper Landing, AK (6.5 miles ), Anchorage, AK (6.8 miles ), Bear Creek, AK (6.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 60.77 N, Longitude: 148.68 W
Area code: 907
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Whittier tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: -74 (-28.9%).
Average climate in Whittier, Alaska
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Whittier-area historical earthquake activity is above Alaska state average. It is 1392% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 39.2 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/12/1983 at 15:10:03, a magnitude 6.4 (6.1 MB, 6.4 MS, 6.3 MS, 6.4 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 44.9 miles away from Whittier center
On 9/7/1983 at 19:22:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.2 MB, 6.2 MS, 6.2 MS) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/1/1975 at 03:55:12, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/1999 at 05:35:18, a magnitude 5.6 (5.0 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.6 ML, 5.3 MW, Depth: 28.3 mi) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from Whittier center
On 8/14/1984 at 01:02:08, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.4 MS, 5.7 ML) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Airports located in Whittier:
Local government website: www.ci.whittier.ak.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whittier:
See full list of schools located in Whittier
Public high school in Whittier:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Whittier and their reported violations in the past:WHITTIER WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 730, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.0%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Whittier compared to Alaska state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Whittier city (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.53%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Whittier government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Whittier government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
9.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,139 average adjusted gross income)
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:
11.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,243 average adjusted gross income)
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:
Strongest AM radio stations in Whittier:
Strongest FM radio stations in Whittier:
TV broadcast stations around Whittier:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 441 meters (1,447ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,196
Total average daily truck traffic: 119
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Whittier)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3