Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska (AK)

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County population in 2012: 1,654 (all rural); it was 1,823 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 70
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 281
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 397
Renter-occupied apartments: 202 (it was 191 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

37%

Land area: 23782 sq. mi.

Water area: 7125.0 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake and Peninsula Borough: 103.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (38.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (26.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 30%
  • Government: 55%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Lake and Peninsula Borough races chart

Races in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (64.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (22.2%)
  • Two or more races (9.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
Median resident age:  30.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years
Males: 859  (59.4%)
Females: 772  (40.6%)
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Average household size:
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

2.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,866 ($36,442 in 1999)

This county:

$52866
Alaska:

$72237

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $551 (lower quartile is $309, upper quartile is $729)
This county:

$551
State:

$1008


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $143,282 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

$143,282
Alaska:

$254,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $89,945 - $274,449
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $876
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $409

Institutionalized population: 0
Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK map from a distance

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,582 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $225 (0.2%)

Lake and Peninsula Borough household income distribution in 2009 Lake and Peninsula Borough home values distribution Lake and Peninsula Borough contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.9% for American Indian residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

20.0%
Alaska:

9.3%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.8% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 29 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 28 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 11 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake and Peninsula Borough 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: Nondalton, Kokhanok, Newhalen, Chignik Lake, Levelock, Port Heiden, Egegik, Perryville, Port Alsworth, Chignik Lagoon.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lake and Peninsula Borough: Three Forks (A), FRI Camp (B), Lockanok (C), Hammersly Camp (D), Brooks Camp (E), Kulik Lodge (F), Becharof (G), Grosvenor Camp (H), Chignik Lagoon Rescue Squad (I), Middle Bluff Light (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Pirate Lake (A), Alexcy Lake (B), Lake Coville (C), Kokhanok Lake (D), Nonvianuk Lake (E), Nikabuna Lakes (F), Pickerel Lakes (G), Battle Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Becharof Creek (A), Belinda Creek (B), Ben Courtny Creek (C), Blue Creek (D), Blue Violet Creek (E), Blueberry Creek (F), Bluff Creek (G), Bonanza Creek (H), Boulevard Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake and Peninsula Borough include: Becharof National Wildlife Refuge (1), Katmai National Park and Preserve (2), Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge (3), Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Long Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Aleutians East Borough , Bethel Census Area , Bristol Bay Borough , Dillingham Census Area , Kenai Peninsula Borough , Kodiak Island Borough .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Alaska:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 39
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (50% naturalized citizens)

Lake and Peninsula Borough:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 7.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.8%

Lake and Peninsula Borough marital status for males Lake and Peninsula Borough marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lake and Peninsula Borough with a mortgage: 85 (4 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 247

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake and Peninsula Borough

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox1,14310
Other5-
None483-
Lake and Peninsula 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

34.0%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Lake and Peninsula Borough-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 638% 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 347.7 miles away from Lake and Peninsula Borough center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 152.7 miles away from Lake and Peninsula Borough center
On 7/28/2001 at 07:32:43, a magnitude 6.8 (5.7 MB, 6.8 MW, Depth: 81.6 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Philippines (42%)
  • Mexico (33%)
  • Canada (25%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake and Peninsula Borough (%):

  • German (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • United States or American (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Lake and Peninsula Borough mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 88 (16%)
  • Carpooled: 53 (9%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (1%)
  • Walked: 167 (30%)
  • Other means: 198 (35%)
  • Worked at home: 51 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

37 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,873.

10.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.83%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.93% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($15,934 average AGI)
3.91% relocated from other states ($11,803 average AGI)
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

3.91%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.55% ($24,650 average AGI)


9.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.87%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Alaska.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9

Births per 1000 population in Lake and Peninsula Borough

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 3.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake and Peninsula Borough

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 18.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake and Peninsula Borough

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 0 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,594

Size of family households: 145 2-persons, 81 3-persons, 65 4-persons, 60 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 127 1-person, 29 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

422 married couples with children.
180 single-parent households (111 men, 69 women).

86.4% of residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
11.5% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $23,351,000 ($14742 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,319,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,890,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,573,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,733,000
Federal grants: $3,843,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,703,000 ($3,319,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,610,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 118
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 88
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -282
Here -180 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lake and Peninsula Borough

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.13 millions of gallons per day (69% from ground, 31% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2004: 116
  • 1990 to 1999: 321
  • 1980 to 1989: 589
  • 1970 to 1979: 255
  • 1960 to 1969: 100
  • 1950 to 1959: 103
  • 1940 to 1949: 39
  • 1939 or earlier: 22
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 64
  • 4 rooms: 90
  • 5 rooms: 92
  • 6 rooms: 44
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 26
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 28
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9+ rooms: 5
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 120
  • 3 bedrooms: 133
  • 4 bedrooms: 65
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 56
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 37
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 148
  • 1 vehicle: 159
  • 2 vehicles: 52
  • 3 vehicles: 25
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 4
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 64
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

74% of Lake and Peninsula Borough residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Alaska.

Lake and Peninsula Borough:

73.9%
State average:

47.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 40%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 33%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake and Peninsula Borough
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (90.7%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Electricity (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87.4%)
  • Wood (5.2%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Solar energy (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 23
Here:

6.3%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

3.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

38.1%
Alaska:

14.1%

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)

Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,047,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,349,000
    General - Other: $670,000
    General Public Buildings: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $308,000
    Financial Administration: $94,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $152,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $495,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,502,000

Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $61,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $2,458,000
    General Local Government Support: $172,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $142,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $7,980,000
    General Local Government Support: $97,000
  • Tax - Other Selective Sales: $1,110,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $29,000

Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,629,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,584,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,045,000

Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,164,000

Lake and Peninsula Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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