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Denali Borough, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2016: 2,139 (all rural); it was 1,893 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 273
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 331
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 508
Renter-occupied apartments: 202 (it was 277 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

37%

Land area: 12750 sq. mi.

Water area: 24.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Denali Borough: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (87.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Denali Borough races chart

Races in Denali Borough, Alaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.0%)
  • Two or more races (6.4%)
  • Asian alone (3.5%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (3.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.2 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years
Males: 1,157  (54.1%)
Females: 982  (45.9%)
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Average household size:
Denali Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $83,481 ($53,654 in 1999)

This county:

$83,481
Alaska:

$76,440

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $732 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $1,157)
This county:

$732
State:

$1096


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $238,114 (it was $108,300 in 2000)
Denali Borough:

$238,114
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $128,154 - $348,272
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,569
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $361

Institutionalized population: 0
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $-1 (-0.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,728 (1.9%)

Denali Borough household income distribution in 2013 Denali Borough home values distribution in 2013 Denali Borough contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.0%
Denali Borough:

11.0%
Alaska:

9.9%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 37.2 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 37.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 35.8 years old, Black residents: 25.0 years old, American Indian residents: 49.1 years old, Asian residents: 48.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Denali Borough is $702 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $876 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1230 a month.

Cities in this county include: Healy, Anderson, Cantwell, McKinley Park, Ferry.

2012 air pollution in Denali Borough:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Denali Borough: Akeftapak (A), Northeast Cape (B), Silook Camp (C), Lietnik (D), Apatiki Camp (E), Ataakas Camp (F), Appavawook (G), Kangee Camp (H), Naskak Camp (I), Omeghok (J), Maknighak Camp (K), Pingookoosik (L), Booshu Camp (M), Seepanpak (N), Camp Iveetok (O), Camp Kulowiye (P), Reindeer Camp (Q), Powooiliak Camp (R), Kilooghna (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Aghnaghak Lagoon (A), Atuk Lake (B), Flora Lake (C), Kapsukalik Lake (D), Kiloknak Lagoon (E), Maknik Lagoon (F), Niykhapakhit Lake (G), Niyrakpak Lagoon (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Ynveeghik River (A), Wanmayee Creek (B), Tapisaghak River (C), Shiekuk Creek (D), Seknak River (E), Ongoveyuk River (F), Okok River (G), Moghoweyik River (H), Leghveehuk Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Denali Borough: Sevak Camp (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Salghat Beach (A), Nivalghat Beach (B), Ningeehak Beach (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 88
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 97.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 137 (16.1% naturalized citizens)

Denali Borough:

6.4%
Whole state:

7.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 1642010 or later
  • 32000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 13Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.7%

Denali Borough marital status for males Denali Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,347
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 83
  • 3 or 4: 38
  • 5 to 9: 43
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • 50 or more: 11
  • Mobile homes: 172
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Denali Borough with a mortgage: 241 (0 second mortgage, 26 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 303

Here:

44.3% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Denali Borough

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3106
Catholic1121
Other871
None1,317-
Denali Borough 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 convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Denali Borough:

10.92 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

32.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Denali Borough:

5.6%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Denali Borough:

28.4%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Denali Borough-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 645% 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 204.4 miles away from Denali Borough 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 48.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 38.6 miles away from the county 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 410.8 miles away from Denali Borough 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 327.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Accommodation and food services (37%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Accommodation and food services (45%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Management occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Thailand (36%)
  • Bulgaria (17%)
  • Serbia (17%)
  • Macedonia (8%)
  • Indonesia (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Denali Borough


  • European (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • American (2%)
  • Bulgarian (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Denali Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 915 (50.2%)
  • Carpooled: 156 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 17 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 404 (22.2%)
  • Worked at home: 337 (18.5%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
104 people in military barracks, etc.
24 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,157.

12.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.43%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.70% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($18,712 average AGI)
7.73% relocated from other states ($25,054 average AGI)
Denali Borough:

7.73%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.02% ($59,056 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.46% ($36,385)


11.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.84%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.41% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($21,286 average AGI)
6.43% relocated to other states ($25,610 average AGI)
Denali Borough:

6.43%
Alaska average:

5.99%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.37% ($41,857 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.47% ($55,923)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Births per 1000 population in Denali Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 0.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 1.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Denali Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Denali Borough
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Denali Borough

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 127 (109 aged, 18 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 34 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,139
  • In family households: 1,230 (243 male householders, 139 female householders)
    326 spouses, 423 children (361 natural, 25 adopted, 36 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 8 other relatives, 42 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 405 (222 male householders (167 living alone)), 94 female householders (80 living alone)), 76 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 510

Size of family households: 178 2-persons, 75 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 250 1-person, 57 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

322 married couples with children.
28 single-parent households (23 men, 5 women).

87.7% of residents of Denali Borough speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
5.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $16,547,000 ($8,516 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,754,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,258,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,394,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $982,000
Federal procurement contracts: $131,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,781,000 ($7,531,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $20,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 137
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 18
Here:

10 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -138
Here -73 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.01 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

2.8
State:

4.1

Year house built in Denali Borough, Alaska Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 722014 or later
  • 302010 to 2013
  • 3352000 to 2009
  • 3811990 to 1999
  • 4621980 to 1989
  • 3361970 to 1979
  • 831960 to 1969
  • 401950 to 1959
  • 151940 to 1949
  • 101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Denali Borough, Alaska Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 341 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 783 rooms
  • 1074 rooms
  • 945 rooms
  • 786 rooms
  • 447 rooms
  • 508 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 611 room
  • 212 rooms
  • 203 rooms
  • 274 rooms
  • 85 rooms
  • 156 rooms
  • 117 rooms
  • 48 rooms
  • 59+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Denali Borough, Alaska Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 35no bedroom
  • 1011 bedroom
  • 1262 bedrooms
  • 1683 bedrooms
  • 524 bedrooms
  • 445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 61no bedroom
  • 301 bedroom
  • 252 bedrooms
  • 323 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Denali Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Denali Borough in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 3no vehicle
  • 1251 vehicle
  • 2042 vehicles
  • 1293 vehicles
  • 504 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Denali Borough in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 0no vehicle
  • 611 vehicle
  • 702 vehicles
  • 383 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

78.2% of Denali Borough residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 16% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Alaska.

Denali Borough:

78.2%
State average:

81.2%

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

  • This state: 445
  • Other state: 1,524
  • Northeast: 297
  • Midwest: 438
  • South: 363
  • West: 424
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Denali Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.1%Wood
  • 22.2%Coal or coke
  • 5.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.7%Wood
  • 13.7%Electricity
  • 8.9%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

20.3%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

17.3%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

18.8%
Alaska:

11.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Denali Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $194,000
    General: $35,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $4,596,000
    General - Other: $316,000
    Central Staff Services: $200,000
    Solid Waste Management: $135,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $35,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,825,000

Denali Borough government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $114,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000
    Education: $113,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $88,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $26,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $3,123,000
    General Support: $59,000
    All Other: $41,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,598,000
    Property: $197,000

Denali Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,919,000

Denali Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Denali Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John574.0 years
James270.0 years
Oley256.5 years
George284.9 years
Richard268.5 years
Shirley270.0 years
William286.0 years
Most common last names in Denali Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller374.3 years
Nicklie366.3 years
James270.5 years
Hayward271.5 years
Macfarlane261.5 years

Businesses in Denali Borough, AK

  • U-Haul: 1

Denali Borough on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"