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Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2005: 3,126 (all rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 871
Renter-occupied apartments in 2000: 498
% of renters here:

36%
State:

37%

Land area: 7896 sq. mi.

Water area: 3480.3 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area: 104.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Median resident age:  37.0 years
Alaska median age:  32.0 years
Males: 1,681  (53.8%)
Females: 1,445  (46.2%)
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Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area,AK real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

2.5 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $59,264 ($40,879 in 1999)

This county:

$59,264
Alaska:

$73,355

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $598 (lower quartile is $418, upper quartile is $810)
This county:

$598
State:

$1061


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $226,725 (it was $120,000 in 2000)
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

$226,725
Alaska:

$259,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $133,951 - $344,546
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,658
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, AK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $107,800
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,700
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $100,300

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 in 2000:

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:  0.6% ($685)
Alaska:  1.4% ($1,888)
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area household income distribution in 2009 Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area home values distribution Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area contract rent distribution in 2009
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.8%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.5%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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: Skagway, Hoonah, Angoon, Gustavus, Pelican, Whitestone Logging Camp, Tenakee Springs, Cube Cove, Game Creek, Elfin Cove.

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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 Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area: Green Top Cabin (A), Wild's Alaskan Seafarms (B), Gypsum (C), Village (D), El Nido (E), Portage (F), Port Althorp (G), Althorp Rock Light (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Takanis Lake (A), Lake Elfendahl (B), Goose Lake (C), Lake Helen (D), Pavlof Lake (E), Hoktaheen Lake (F), Otter Lake (G), Surge Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Steelhead River (A), Stag River (B), Trail River (C), Seal Creek (D), Suntaheen Creek (E), Spasski Creek (F), Saltery River (G), Bohemia Creek (H), Cann Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Current college students: 104
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 68 (57% naturalized citizens)

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

2.0%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 8
  • 1990 to 1994: 31
  • 1985 to 1989: 4
  • 1980 to 1984: 2
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 19
Note: State values scaled to Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.4%

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area marital status for males Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,577
  • One, attached: 35
  • Two: 96
  • 3 or 4: 81
  • 5 to 9: 32
  • 10 to 19: 18
  • 20 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 243
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Housing units in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area with a mortgage: 255 (8 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 380

Here:

40.2% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon 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:






Adult diabetes rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

6.9%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

34.3%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is below Alaska state average. It is 248% 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 31.7 miles away from Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 463.2 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 115.0 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 259.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 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 278.4 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
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Rail transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Air transportation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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

  • Canada (56%)
  • Chile (24%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Other Northern Europe (3%)
  • Yugoslavia (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area (%):

  • German (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 620 (44%)
  • Carpooled: 196 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (1%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 33 (2%)
  • Walked: 384 (27%)
  • Other means: 82 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

18 people in other workers' dormitories
2 people in religious 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: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Births per 1000 population in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
All 18-64 40-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area


Most common underlying causes of death in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (10)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 391 (322 aged, 69 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,416
  • In family households: 2,797 (617 male householders, 247 female householders)
    667 spouses, 1,013 children (955 natural, 16 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 102 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 40 other relatives, 88 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 619 (327 male householders (273 living alone)), 178 female householders (140 living alone)), 114 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 371 2-persons, 190 3-persons, 165 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 413 1-person, 77 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 2 6-persons.

609 married couples with children.
203 single-parent households (78 men, 125 women).

91.9% of residents of Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English not well).
4.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $31,444,000 ($10,027 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $660,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,800,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,081,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $641,000
Federal grants: $12,324,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,655,000 ($69,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,943,000 ($507,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $150,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,771,000

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

Births: 137
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 80
Here:

26 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: -355
Here -114 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.68 millions of gallons per day (87% from ground, 13% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 71
  • 1995 to 1998: 250
  • 1990 to 1994: 230
  • 1980 to 1989: 407
  • 1970 to 1979: 482
  • 1960 to 1969: 155
  • 1950 to 1959: 94
  • 1940 to 1949: 192
  • 1939 or earlier: 227
Note: State values scaled to Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area population
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 96
  • 4 rooms: 141
  • 5 rooms: 189
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 98
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 72
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 89
  • 3 rooms: 73
  • 4 rooms: 86
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 17
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area population
  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 108
  • 2 bedrooms: 237
  • 3 bedrooms: 314
  • 4 bedrooms: 102
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
  • no bedroom: 48
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 121
  • 4 bedrooms: 49
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area population
  • no vehicle: 188
  • 1 vehicle: 303
  • 2 vehicles: 277
  • 3 vehicles: 82
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 8
  • no vehicle: 170
  • 1 vehicle: 207
  • 2 vehicles: 109
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

60% of Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Alaska.

Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area:

60.0%
State average:

47.2%

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

  • This state: 1,679
  • Northeast: 139
  • Midwest: 372
  • South: 157
  • West: 960

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $70,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 24%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 20%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (77.7%)
  • Wood (16.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Electricity (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74.9%)
  • Wood (10.4%)
  • Electricity (8.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

11.2%
Alaska:

6.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

3.1%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

30.4%
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)

Businesses in Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, AK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1True Value1

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