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Haines Borough, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2015: 2,589 (all rural); it was 2,392 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 418
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 404
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 691
Renter-occupied apartments: 327 (it was 300 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

37%

Land area: 2344 sq. mi.

Water area: 382.1 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Haines Borough: 104.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (30.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (20.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (17.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Haines Borough races chart

Races in Haines Borough, Alaska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.8%)
  • Two or more races (9.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (6.7%)
  • Asian alone (3.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Alaska median age:  33.5 years
Males: 1,409  (54.5%)
Females: 1,180  (45.5%)
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Haines Borough,AK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Haines Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,929 ($40,772 in 1999)

This county:

$61,929
Alaska:

$76,440

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $790 (lower quartile is $543, upper quartile is $1,104)
This county:

$790
State:

$1096


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $239,539 (it was $122,900 in 2000)
Haines Borough:

$239,539
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $151,566 - $358,677
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,384
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $493

Institutionalized population: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2006: 44 buildings, average cost: $202,900
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $234,200
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $227,100
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $236,800
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $258,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,696 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,610 (0.6%)

Haines Borough household income distribution in 2009 Haines Borough home values distribution Haines Borough contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 5.1%
Haines Borough:

5.1%
Alaska:

9.9%
(4.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 5.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 45.6 years old
(Males: 45.5 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.4 years old, Black residents: 54.6 years old, American Indian residents: 53.9 years old, Asian residents: 21.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Haines 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: Haines, Mosquito Lake, Klukwan, Mud Bay, Covenant Life, Lutak, Excursion Inlet.

Haines Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 60
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 37.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 192 (23.5% naturalized citizens)

Haines Borough:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4
  • 2000 to 2009: 57
  • 1990 to 1999: 23
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • Before 1970: 34
Note: State values scaled to Haines Borough population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 94.0%

Haines Borough marital status for males Haines Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,417
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 40
  • 3 or 4: 32
  • 5 to 9: 56
  • 10 to 19: 27
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • 50 or more: 1
  • Mobile homes: 36

Housing units in Haines Borough with a mortgage: 436 (21 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 389

Here:

52.8% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Haines Borough

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3448
Other1993
Catholic1853
Mainline Protestant1492
None1,631-
Haines 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 grocery stores: 1
Haines Borough:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

22.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Haines Borough:

6.6%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Haines Borough:

28.2%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Haines Borough-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 280% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from Haines Borough center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 433.6 miles away from the county center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 177.6 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) earthquake occurred 253.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from Haines Borough center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (54%)
  • Poland (14%)
  • Scotland (7%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Thailand (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Haines Borough (%):

  • German (14%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Haines Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 856 (64.5%)
  • Carpooled: 209 (15.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 23 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 45 (3.4%)
  • Walked: 89 (6.7%)
  • Worked at home: 118 (8.9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

2 people in other workers' dormitories
2 people in crews of maritime vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,562.

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.87% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($20,699 average AGI)
5.34% relocated from other states ($21,434 average AGI)
Haines Borough:

5.34%
Alaska average:

6.04%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,541 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.16%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.54% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($19,000 average AGI)
2.63% relocated to other states ($17,541 average AGI)
Haines Borough:

2.63%
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  1.11% ($36,091 average AGI)
to Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.11% ($25,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Births per 1000 population in Haines Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 3.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Haines Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Haines Borough

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 29.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Haines Borough
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Haines Borough


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 363 (313 aged, 50 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 50 (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 Haines Borough, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (19)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (16)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (15)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (13)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (11)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,589
  • In family households: 1,845 (361 male householders, 303 female householders)
    545 spouses, 552 children (493 natural, 0 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 16 other relatives, 41 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 702 (323 male householders (172 living alone)), 175 female householders (160 living alone)), 195 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 64

Size of family households: 368 2-persons, 145 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 28 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 333 1-person, 97 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 87 4-persons.

331 married couples with children.
65 single-parent households (17 men, 48 women).

89.0% of residents of Haines Borough speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (75% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
3.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $18,722,000 ($8,384 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,129,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,341,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,891,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $6,537,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,006,000 ($1,833,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $946,000 ($22,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $156,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $96,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 103
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 83
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -133
Here -59 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Haines Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.35 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 0
  • 2000 to 2009: 229
  • 1990 to 1999: 384
  • 1980 to 1989: 367
  • 1970 to 1979: 269
  • 1960 to 1969: 136
  • 1950 to 1959: 95
  • 1940 to 1949: 13
  • 1939 or earlier: 69
Note: State values scaled to Haines Borough population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Haines Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Haines Borough population
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 104
  • 3 rooms: 89
  • 4 rooms: 90
  • 5 rooms: 240
  • 6 rooms: 119
  • 7 rooms: 66
  • 8 rooms: 16
  • 9+ rooms: 51
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 120
  • 5 rooms: 64
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Haines Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Haines Borough population
  • no bedroom: 44
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 174
  • 3 bedrooms: 337
  • 4 bedrooms: 69
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 63
  • 2 bedrooms: 133
  • 3 bedrooms: 93
  • 4 bedrooms: 1
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Haines Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Haines Borough population
  • no vehicle: 40
  • 1 vehicle: 213
  • 2 vehicles: 292
  • 3 vehicles: 144
  • 4 vehicles: 82
  • 5+ vehicles: 50
  • no vehicle: 31
  • 1 vehicle: 123
  • 2 vehicles: 131
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 55
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

79% of Haines Borough residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 85% lived in Alaska.

Haines Borough:

79.3%
State average:

81.2%

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

  • This state: 676
  • Other state: 1,596
  • Northeast: 198
  • Midwest: 551
  • South: 137
  • West: 717

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Haines Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (53.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41.5%)
  • Electricity (3.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (45.6%)
  • Wood (18.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.5%)
  • Utility gas (10.3%)
  • Other fuel (6.9%)
  • Electricity (5.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

3.3%
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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

Haines Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $28,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $4,342,000
    General - Other: $695,000
    Police Protection: $584,000
    Financial Administration: $307,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $292,000
    Sewerage: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $218,000
    Libraries: $216,000
    Health Services - Other: $192,000
    Central Staff Services: $142,000
    Water Utilities: $107,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
    General Public Buildings: $54,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000
    Fire Protection: $14,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $98,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,085,000

Haines Borough government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $478,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $422,000
    All Other: $67,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $54,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $99,000
    Education: $40,000
    All Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $551,000
    Interest Earnings: $369,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $8,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $184,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $2,406,000
    General Support: $349,000
    All Other: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,901,000
    Total General Sales: $606,000
    NEC: $13,000

Haines Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,091,000

Haines Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Haines Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Haines Borough, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1276.9 years
William1269.8 years
James1076.6 years
Thomas861.6 years
Mary779.7 years
David668.2 years
George674.7 years
Robert565.0 years
Clarence473.5 years
Charles460.2 years
Most common last names in Haines Borough, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hotch873.6 years
King871.8 years
Willard772.1 years
Johnson664.2 years
Jones472.0 years
Kasko476.0 years
Martin466.7 years
Mcrae478.8 years
Thompson478.2 years
Kelm371.7 years

Businesses in Haines Borough, AK

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • True Value: 1

Haines Borough on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"