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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. 2012 cost of living index in Lake and Peninsula Borough: 105.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (34.4%), Public administration (16.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 56%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Lake and Peninsula Borough races chart

Races in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska:


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 2009: $47,311 ($36,442 in 1999)
This county:

$47311
Alaska:

$66953

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $425 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $958)
This county:

$425
State:

$903


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $178,490 (it was $91,600 in 2000)
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

$178,490
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,077 - $301,790

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $330,639
Here:

$330,639
State:

$264,617

Townhouses or other attached units: $433,682
Here:

$433,682
State:

$213,298
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,144
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $291

Institutionalized population: 0

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $117 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $103 (0.1%)


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 2009: 22.1%
(20.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents, 7.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 30 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 28 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 11 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 48 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

18.9%
Whole state:

9.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

7.0%
Whole state:

4.0%

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.

Local government website: www.bristolbay.com/~lpboro

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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 .

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


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:

25.6% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 19.14%
Here19.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 349
Total congregations: 6
Religions in Lake and Peninsula Borough - Nondalton, Kokhanok, Newhalen, Chignik Lake, Levelock

Food Environment Statistics:






Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.0%
Alaska:

27.8%


Earthquake activity:

Lake and Peninsula Borough-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 464% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 5/1/1990 at 16:12:21, a magnitude 6.3 (6.1 MB, 6.3 MB, Depth: 131.1 mi) earthquake occurred 19.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/27/2003 at 15:35:30, a magnitude 5.5 (5.3 MB, 5.5 MW, 5.3 MW, Depth: 125.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 17.8 miles away from Lake and Peninsula Borough center
On 6/16/1989 at 10:51:21, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MB) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/1999 at 01:24:57, a magnitude 5.5 (5.0 MB, 5.5 MW, Depth: 60.3 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Air transportation (7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Air transportation workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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




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





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 2005 was $37,407.

7.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Alaska average:

9.33%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.59% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($10,730 average AGI)
3.13% relocated from other states ($13,919 average AGI)
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

3.13%
Alaska average:

6.06%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.71%
Alaska average:

9.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
8.69% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($31,321 average AGI)
2.02% relocated to other states ($6,774 average AGI)
Lake and Peninsula Borough:

2.02%
Alaska average:

6.19%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  4.24% ($31,143 average AGI)

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Lake and Peninsula Borough government finances - Debt in 2006:


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


Lake and Peninsula Borough Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



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