Willow Creek, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 191. Population change since 2000: -5.0%
Males: 136  (71.7%)
Females: 55  (28.3%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.1 years

Zip codes: 99573.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $19,226 (it was $36,563 in 2000)
Willow Creek:

$19,226
AK:

$72,237

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,725 (it was $18,242 in 2000)

Willow Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,460 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Willow Creek:

$57,460
AK:

$254,000
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  • Races in Willow Creek, AK (2010)

    Willow Creek races chart
    • 15380.1%White alone
    • 168.4%American Indian alone
    • 94.7%Hispanic
    • 73.7%Two or more races
    • 42.1%Black alone
    • 21.0%Asian alone

Races in Willow Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Willow Creek: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (29.2%), French (27.1%), Swedish (16.7%), French Canadian (14.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 39.8 square miles.

Population density: 4.8 people per square mile   (very low).

Willow Creek, Alaska map

For population 25 years and over in Willow Creek:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Willow Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 0.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 66.9%

8 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 1.0% Africa, 1.0% North America).

This place:

4.0%
Alaska:

5.9%

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

Willow Creek CDP:  0.6% ($450)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (156.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2249.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Tonsina, AK (3.1 miles) , Kenny Lake, AK (3.4 miles ), Copper Center, AK (3.5 miles ), Silver Springs, AK (4.1 miles) , Tazlina, AK (4.4 miles) , Copperville, AK (4.5 miles) , Glennallen, AK (5.0 miles ), Chitina, AK (5.5 miles) .

Latitude: 61.80 N, Longitude: 145.19 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Willow Creek household income distribution Willow Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (12%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Electricians (9%)
  • Bus drivers (9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Business operations specialists (7%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)

Work and jobs in Willow Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Willow Creek, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Willow Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 714% 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 97.0 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, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.1 miles away from Willow Creek center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 141.4 miles away from Willow Creek center
On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 382.6 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Willow Creek:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 159 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 160 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 227 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1256 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1259 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1271 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1281 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

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Valdez-Cordova 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 2013: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Alaska:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.6%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.4%
Whole state:  8.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Willow Creek compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.5
Alaska average:

10.4

Willow Creek travel time to work - commute Willow Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (76%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Willow Creek CDP (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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: 8
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

10.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.01%
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  1.92% ($53,795 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.60% ($55,870)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.47% ($51,278)


10.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
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  2.25% ($54,198 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.63% ($39,875)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.44% ($44,235)

Strongest AM radio stations in Willow Creek:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, 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)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KVAK (1230 AM; 1 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: NORTH WAVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Willow Creek:

  • KXGA (90.5 FM; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Willow Creek:

  • K13UB (Channel 13; GLENNALLEN & COPPER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07QS (Channel 7; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: WRANGLE MOUNTAIN TV CLUB, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Willow Mtn. Site, Approximately 3 Miles South Of Willow Creek (Lat: 61.772306 Lon: -145.202111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KNKQ401
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019, Certifier: David A Dengel
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

Willow Creek on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations:"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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