Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska (AK)

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County population in 2005: 5,660 (all rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,585
Renter-occupied apartments in 2000: 677
% of renters here:

30%
State:

37%

Land area: 7411 sq. mi.

Water area: 5295.7 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area: 104.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%), Retail trade (11.8%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 56%
  • Government: 33%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area races chart

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alaska median age:  32.0 years
Males: 3,350  (54.5%)
Females: 2,796  (45.5%)

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area,AK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

2.7 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $56,725 ($40,636 in 1999)

This county:

$56725
Alaska:

$72237

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $688 (lower quartile is $478, upper quartile is $977)
This county:

$688
State:

$1008


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $169,148 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

$169,148
Alaska:

$254,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,660 - $342,722
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,539
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $340
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $129,100
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $170,400
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $202,600
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $219,800
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $229,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:  1.0% ($955)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area household income distribution in 2009 Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area home values distribution Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area contract rent distribution in 2009
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.1%
Whole state:

9.4%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area 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: Craig, Metlakatla, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Hydaburg, Coffman Cove, Hollis, Naukati Bay, Hyder, Port Protection.

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area: Staney Creek Bridge Campground (A), Chasintsev (B), Eagles Nest Campground (C), Campbell (D), Kaigani (E), Old Tokeen (F), Horseshoe Hole Campground (G), Sarkar Lake Cabin (H), Winter Harbor (I), Bobs Place (J), Essouwah Lake Cabin (K), Baranovichs (L), Baldwin (M), Staney Creek Cabin (N), Alaska Island Community Services Whale Pass Clinic (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Klawock Lake (A), Lake Saint Nicholas (B), Salamander Lake (C), Salmon Bay Lake (D), Salmon Lake (E), Salt Water Lagoon (F), Sarkar Lake (G), Scott Lagoon (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Camp Creek (A), Tokhini Creek (B), Staney Creek (C), Tonowek Creek (D), Squaw Creek (E), Spiral Creek (F), Soda Creek (G), Trout Creek (H), Slide Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Current college students: 109
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 108 (64% naturalized citizens)

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5
  • 1990 to 1994: 16
  • 1985 to 1989: 21
  • 1980 to 1984: 18
  • 1975 to 1979: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 38

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.7%

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area marital status for males Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area with a mortgage: 377 (9 second mortgage, 13 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 539

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area 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: 5
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 39% 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 245.4 miles away from Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 156.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from the county 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 406.1 miles away from Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area 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 437.9 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

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

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

  • Canada (52%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area (%):

  • German (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,171 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 612 (24%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (1%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 415 (16%)
  • Other means: 182 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 98 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

72 people in other workers' dormitories
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $1,000.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


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

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


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: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 3.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 475 (401 aged, 74 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,070

Size of family households: 552 2-persons, 363 3-persons, 347 4-persons, 170 5-persons, 73 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 588 1-person, 116 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

1,238 married couples with children.
467 single-parent households (160 men, 307 women).

95.2% of residents of Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (81% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
3.3% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,262,000 ($11466 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,133,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $7,815,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,705,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,923,000
Federal grants: $20,735,000
Federal procurement contracts: $23,779,000 ($2,961,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,305,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $295,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,383,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 330
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 135
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -683
Here -121 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.50 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.8
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 94
  • 1995 to 1998: 426
  • 1990 to 1994: 286
  • 1980 to 1989: 834
  • 1970 to 1979: 836
  • 1960 to 1969: 274
  • 1950 to 1959: 120
  • 1940 to 1949: 60
  • 1939 or earlier: 125
Rooms in houses/apartments in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 119
  • 3 rooms: 202
  • 4 rooms: 294
  • 5 rooms: 378
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 134
  • 8 rooms: 93
  • 9+ rooms: 83
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 116
  • 4 rooms: 153
  • 5 rooms: 166
  • 6 rooms: 57
  • 7 rooms: 44
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 19
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 71
  • 1 bedroom: 283
  • 2 bedrooms: 354
  • 3 bedrooms: 621
  • 4 bedrooms: 195
  • 5+ bedrooms: 61
  • no bedroom: 53
  • 1 bedroom: 142
  • 2 bedrooms: 182
  • 3 bedrooms: 239
  • 4 bedrooms: 50
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 228
  • 1 vehicle: 581
  • 2 vehicles: 609
  • 3 vehicles: 129
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 141
  • 1 vehicle: 348
  • 2 vehicles: 146
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

55% of Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Alaska.

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

55.2%
State average:

47.2%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $112,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 15%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 15%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (61.9%)
  • Wood (26.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.2%)
  • Electricity (3.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (64.8%)
  • Wood (14.5%)
  • Electricity (9.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.7%)
  • Utility gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 28
Here:

3.1%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

4.2%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

8.6%
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)

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1172.6 years
William1167.1 years
John1067.7 years
James877.2 years
Henry865.9 years
Charles773.1 years
Margaret780.3 years
David677.6 years
Albert678.5 years
Frank682.8 years
Most common last names in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Booth1773.3 years
Williams1673.9 years
Nelson1166.5 years
Dundas1070.3 years
Demmert870.8 years
Atkinson777.5 years
Leask780.7 years
Hayward773.4 years
Peratrovich773.3 years
Douglas676.8 years

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