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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 2009 Denali Borough home values distribution Denali Borough contract rent distribution in 2009
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

  • 2010 or later: 164
  • 2000 to 2009: 3
  • 1990 to 1999: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 5
  • Before 1970: 13
Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population

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

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
  • 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%)
  • 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
  • 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%)
  • 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%

Percentage of residents relocating from 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%

Percentage of residents relocating to 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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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)

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

  • 2014 or later: 72
  • 2010 to 2013: 30
  • 2000 to 2009: 335
  • 1990 to 1999: 381
  • 1980 to 1989: 462
  • 1970 to 1979: 336
  • 1960 to 1969: 83
  • 1950 to 1959: 40
  • 1940 to 1949: 15
  • 1939 or earlier: 10
Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 33
  • 3 rooms: 78
  • 4 rooms: 107
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 78
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 50
  • 9+ rooms: 21
  • 1 room: 61
  • 2 rooms: 21
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 15
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Denali Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 168
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 44
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 32
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Denali Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Denali Borough population
  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 125
  • 2 vehicles: 204
  • 3 vehicles: 129
  • 4 vehicles: 50
  • 5+ vehicles: 26
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 61
  • 2 vehicles: 70
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

78% 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
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48.7%)
  • Wood (24.1%)
  • Coal or coke (22.2%)
  • Electricity (5.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55.4%)
  • Wood (16.7%)
  • Electricity (13.7%)
  • Coal or coke (8.9%)

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 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)

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 (per 100,000 population)

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"