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Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2016: 5,753 (all rural); it was 5,465 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 211
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 180
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 353
Renter-occupied apartments: 821 (it was 917 in 2000)
% of renters here:

72%
State:

37%

Land area: 4397 sq. mi.

Water area: 9719.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Aleutians West Census Area: 104.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (15.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%), Public administration (12.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 56%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Aleutians West Census Area races chart

Races in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska:

  • Asian alone (36.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (25.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (12.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (2.8%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years
Males: 3,626  (63.0%)
Females: 2,127  (37.0%)
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Average household size:
Aleutians West Census Area:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $89,295 ($61,406 in 1999)

This county:

$89,295
Alaska:

$76,440

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,067 (lower quartile is $578, upper quartile is $1,532)
This county:

$1067
State:

$1096


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $220,198 (it was $95,700 in 2000)
Aleutians West Census Area:

$220,198
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,509 - $381,370

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $243,893
Here:

$243,893
State:

$309,264

Townhouses or other attached units: $221,513
Here:

$221,513
State:

$256,306

In 2-unit structures: $275,266
Here:

$275,266
State:

$318,984

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $49,447
Here:

$49,447
State:

$261,784

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $314,423
Here:

$314,423
State:

$155,054

Mobile homes: $237,300
Here:

$237,300
State:

$109,161
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,116
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $608

Institutionalized population: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $98,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $98,100
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $98,100
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,990 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,384 (1.5%)

Aleutians West Census Area household income distribution in 2009 Aleutians West Census Area home values distribution Aleutians West Census Area contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 7.5%
Aleutians West Census Area:

7.5%
Alaska:

9.9%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.4% for American Indian residents, 15.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.3% for other race residents, 2.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.5 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 35.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 37.1 years old, American Indian residents: 37.8 years old, Asian residents: 40.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.6 years old, Other race residents: 38.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Aleutians West Census Area is $765 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $970 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1199 a month.

Cities in this county include: Unalaska, St. Paul, Adak, St. George, Atka, Nikolski, Attu Station.

Aleutians West Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Lakes: Chuliidga (A), Kalulam-tatuu (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Uchiing (A), Tinas (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 161
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,185 (42.2% naturalized citizens)

Aleutians West Census Area:

38.0%
Whole state:

7.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 700
  • 2000 to 2009: 658
  • 1990 to 1999: 458
  • 1980 to 1989: 504
  • 1970 to 1979: 94
  • Before 1970: 59
Note: State values scaled to Aleutians West Census Area population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.4%

Aleutians West Census Area marital status for males Aleutians West Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 622
  • One, attached: 95
  • Two: 250
  • 3 or 4: 468
  • 5 to 9: 171
  • 10 to 19: 128
  • 20 to 49: 135
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 39

Housing units in Aleutians West Census Area with a mortgage: 170 (2 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 171

Here:

49.9% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Aleutians West Census Area

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox7546
Evangelical Protestant2323
Catholic1851
Other1121
Mainline Protestant821
None4,196-
Aleutians West Census Area Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Aleutians West Census Area:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

10.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Aleutians West Census Area:

5.5%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Aleutians West Census Area:

28.9%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Aleutians West Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 604% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/9/1957 at 14:22:31, a magnitude 9.1 (9.1 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from Aleutians West Census Area center
On 5/7/1986 at 22:47:10, a magnitude 8.0 (6.4 MB, 7.7 MS, 7.9 MS, 8.0 MW) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/7/1929 at 01:34:42, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1916 at 04:01:48, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK) earthquake occurred 121.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1996 at 04:03:35, a magnitude 7.9 (6.6 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.4 ME, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 224.5 miles away from Aleutians West Census Area center
On 2/14/1905 at 08:46:36, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 UK) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alaska Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2015 to December 15, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4257: February 17, 2016, FEMA Id: 4257, Natural disaster type: Storm

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Construction (1%)
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (65%)
  • Vietnam (10%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Somalia (3%)
  • Ethiopia (2%)
  • Japan (2%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Aleutians West Census Area (%):

  • African (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Somali (1%)
  • German (1%)
  • American (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Ethiopian (0%)

Aleutians West Census Area mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,969 (38.6%)
  • Carpooled: 355 (7.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 30 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 681 (13.4%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,795 (35.2%)
  • Worked at home: 97 (1.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska in 2000:

  • 1,521 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 681 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 64 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska in 2010:

  • 1,679 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 627 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 211 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,885.

11.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.56%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.21% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($9,250 average AGI)
9.35% relocated from other states ($25,941 average AGI)
Aleutians West Census Area:

9.35%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.25% ($31,909 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.91% ($40,375)


12.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,018 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.65%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.02% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($10,119 average AGI)
9.63% relocated to other states ($28,894 average AGI)
Aleutians West Census Area:

9.63%
Alaska average:

5.99%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.74% ($47,419 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.29% ($26,174)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Births per 1000 population in Aleutians West Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 1.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 2.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Aleutians West Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Aleutians West Census Area

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 28.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aleutians West Census Area
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Aleutians West Census Area


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 133 (113 aged, 20 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 67 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,753
  • In family households: 3,184 (461 male householders, 222 female householders)
    492 spouses, 1,318 children (1,184 natural, 27 adopted, 112 stepchildren), 54 grandchildren, 104 brothers or sisters, 162 parents, 132 other relatives, 211 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 983 (349 male householders (239 living alone)), 139 female householders (104 living alone)), 529 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,596

Size of family households: 241 2-persons, 164 3-persons, 148 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 348 1-person, 99 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

563 married couples with children.
241 single-parent households (93 men, 148 women).

48.3% of residents of Aleutians West Census Area speak English at home.
7.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
39.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $76,859,000 ($14,215 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,909,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,779,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $824,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $880,000
Federal grants: $11,660,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,934,000 ($50,733,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,781,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $250,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 150
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 84
Here:

16 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +98
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -241
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Aleutians West Census Area

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.49 millions of gallons per day (14% from ground, 86% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 28
  • 2010 to 2013: 29
  • 2000 to 2009: 126
  • 1990 to 1999: 392
  • 1980 to 1989: 518
  • 1970 to 1979: 459
  • 1960 to 1969: 183
  • 1950 to 1959: 39
  • 1940 to 1949: 126
  • 1939 or earlier: 48
Note: State values scaled to Aleutians West Census Area population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aleutians West Census Area population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 65
  • 5 rooms: 72
  • 6 rooms: 96
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 32
  • 9+ rooms: 26
  • 1 room: 150
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 286
  • 5 rooms: 150
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aleutians West Census Area population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 68
  • 3 bedrooms: 154
  • 4 bedrooms: 74
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
  • no bedroom: 151
  • 1 bedroom: 137
  • 2 bedrooms: 328
  • 3 bedrooms: 184
  • 4 bedrooms: 27
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Aleutians West Census Area population
  • no vehicle: 48
  • 1 vehicle: 101
  • 2 vehicles: 104
  • 3 vehicles: 49
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 12
  • no vehicle: 141
  • 1 vehicle: 389
  • 2 vehicles: 198
  • 3 vehicles: 85
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

80% of Aleutians West Census Area residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Alaska.

Aleutians West Census Area:

80.1%
State average:

81.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,112
  • Other state: 2,215
  • Northeast: 186
  • Midwest: 264
  • South: 242
  • West: 1,527

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Aleutians West Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (86.1%)
  • Other fuel (8.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (83.3%)
  • Other fuel (7.3%)
  • Electricity (6.3%)
  • Utility gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1
Here:

0.2%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11
Here:

13.8%
Alaska:

11.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Aleutians West Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Aleutians West Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Nick363.3 years
Benjamin258.0 years
Alice283.6 years
John279.0 years
William270.0 years
Clara272.9 years
Paul268.0 years
Robert273.0 years
Most common last names in Aleutians West Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tutiakoff376.0 years
Golodoff272.0 years
Lekanoff264.0 years
Berikoff277.0 years
Makarin277.5 years
Chagin261.1 years
Dyakanoff281.5 years
Peterson280.5 years
Pletnikoff275.0 years
Shaishnikoff264.5 years
Businesses in Aleutians West Census Area, AK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Safeway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1True Value1
Nike2Vons1

Aleutians West Census Area on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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