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Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2014: 8,010 (all rural); it was 7,028 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 255
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 992
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,064
Renter-occupied apartments: 498 (it was 538 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

37%

Land area: 17193 sq. mi.

Water area: 2475.7 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wade Hampton Census Area: 101.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Public administration (19.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.3%), Manufacturing (16.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.1%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 33%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Wade Hampton Census Area races chart

Races in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (94.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  21.0 years
Alaska median age:  33.0 years
Males: 4,235  (52.9%)
Females: 3,775  (47.1%)
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Average household size:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

4.0 people
Alaska:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $41,812 ($30,184 in 1999)

This county:

$41,812
Alaska:

$73,355

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $156, upper quartile is $887)
This county:

$450
State:

$1061


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $75,575 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Wade Hampton Census Area:

$75,575
Alaska:

$259,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,445 - $181,929
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $589
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $381

Institutionalized population: 0
Wade Hampton Census Area, AK map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,937 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $198 (0.2%)

Wade Hampton Census Area household income distribution in 2009 Wade Hampton Census Area home values distribution Wade Hampton Census Area contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 30.4%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.5% for American Indian residents, 24.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 33.8%
Wade Hampton Census Area:

33.8%
Alaska:

10.3%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 22 years old
(Males: 22 years old, Females: 22 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 21 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wade Hampton 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: Hooper Bay, Emmonak, Chevak, Mountain Village, Alakanuk, Kotlik, Pilot Station, St. Mary's, Scammon Bay, Marshall.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Wade Hampton Census Area: Bonanza Landing (A), Ibex Camp (B), Tiedeman Slough Cabin (C), Sourdough (D), Cold King Camp (E), Nankomen Lake Recreation Site (F), Chisna (G), Chititu Camp (H), Chokosna (I), Bennett Rock Cabin (J), Pigot Bay Cabin (K), Tiekel Cache (L), Dan Creek Camp (M), Eagle Shellfish Farm (N), Blue Fiord Oyster Farm (O), Dempsey (P), Meier Lodge (Q), Midway Camp (R), Chilkat (S), Tsina Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Alder Lake (A), Sahlin Lake (B), Scott Lake (C), Siamese Lakes (D), Silver Lake (E), Snowy Lake (F), Steamboat Lake (G), Lake Tokun (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bench Creek (A), Benito Creek (B), Berg Creek (C), Big Creek (D), Blackrock Creek (E), Bond Creek (F), Bone Creek (G), Boomerang Creek (H), Bottley Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wade Hampton Census Area include: Sawmill Bay State Marine Park (1), Canoe Passage State Marine Park (2), Granite Bay State Marine Park (3), South Esther Island State Marine Park (4), Decision Point State Marine Park (5), Surprise Cove State Marine Park (6), Entry Cove State Marine Park (7), Ziegler Cove State Marine Park (8), Bettles Bay State Marine Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bethel Census Area , Kenai Peninsula Borough , Nome Census Area , Nome Census Area , Valdez-Cordova Census Area .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

19.5%
Alaska:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 119
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 18 (50% naturalized citizens)

Wade Hampton Census Area:

0.3%
Whole state:

5.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 9
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 0
Note: State values scaled to Wade Hampton Census Area population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 6.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 97.7%

Wade Hampton Census Area marital status for males Wade Hampton Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,887
  • One, attached: 49
  • Two: 58
  • 3 or 4: 25
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 33
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Wade Hampton Census Area with a mortgage: 283 (0 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 744

Here:

27.6% with mortgage
State:

74.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wade Hampton Census Area

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
Wade Hampton 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: 17
Wade Hampton Census Area:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Wade Hampton Census Area:

29.9%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Wade Hampton Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alaska state average. It is 389% 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 534.5 miles away from Wade Hampton Census Area center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 419.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 514.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 497.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 505.2 miles away from Wade Hampton Census Area center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 438.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alaska Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1423: June 26, 2002, FEMA Id: 1423, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Alaska Winter Storms And Avalanches, Incident Period: December 21, 1999 to February 23, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1316: February 17, 2000, FEMA Id: 1316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Alaska FLOODING, Incident Period: May 01, 1989 to June 10, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-832: June 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 832, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Alaska Severe Freezing, Incident Period: January 15, 1989 to February 15, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-826: May 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 826, Natural disaster type: Freeze

The number of natural disasters in Wade Hampton Census Area (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

  • Philippines (28%)
  • Mexico (22%)
  • Canada (22%)
  • Germany (17%)
  • France (11%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wade Hampton Census Area (%):

  • German (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Norwegian (0%)
  • European (0%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • United States or American (0%)

Wade Hampton Census Area mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39 (2%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (5%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 843 (47%)
  • Other means: 758 (42%)
  • Worked at home: 54 (3%)

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

9 people in religious group quarters
6 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $27,902.

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Alaska average:

8.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.24% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($20,417 average AGI)
1.41% relocated from other states ($8,700 average AGI)
Wade Hampton Census Area:

1.41%
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  1.65% ($22,029 average AGI)
from Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($32,615)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.52% ($17,636)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Alaska average:

8.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.67% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($22,445 average AGI)
0.94% relocated to other states ($8,832 average AGI)
Wade Hampton Census Area:

0.94%
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  1.75% ($19,892 average AGI)
to Bethel Census Area, AK  1.23% ($24,423)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 35.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.1

Births per 1000 population in Wade Hampton Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Wade Hampton Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Wade Hampton Census Area

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 28.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wade Hampton Census Area
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wade Hampton Census Area


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 466 (398 aged, 68 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 571 (18%)

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 Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)
  • Intentional self-harm by hanging, strangulation and suffocation (39)
  • Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (30)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (25)
  • Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (24)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (20)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (18)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (17)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (16)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 863.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 510.5
  • Other - 353.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,450
  • In family households: 7,050 (871 male householders, 548 female householders)
    722 spouses, 3,520 children (2,924 natural, 550 adopted, 46 stepchildren), 729 grandchildren, 121 brothers or sisters, 37 parents, 157 other relatives, 318 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 400 (252 male householders (210 living alone)), 74 female householders (53 living alone)), 74 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 198 2-persons, 195 3-persons, 222 4-persons, 401 5-persons, 122 6-persons, 281 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 263 1-person, 57 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,927 married couples with children.
877 single-parent households (344 men, 533 women).

49.7% of residents of Wade Hampton Census Area speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
49.7% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,070,000 ($10,265 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,569,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $5,971,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,446,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,851,000
Federal grants: $56,005,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,824,000 ($1,268,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,973,000 ($54,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $700,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,000

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

Births: 1,155
Here:

153 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 223
Here:

30 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: -398
Here -53 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Wade Hampton Census Area

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.42 millions of gallons per day (79% from ground, 21% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

3.4
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2010 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2009: 41
  • 1990 to 1999: 371
  • 1980 to 1989: 456
  • 1970 to 1979: 596
  • 1960 to 1969: 466
  • 1950 to 1959: 43
  • 1940 to 1949: 11
  • 1939 or earlier: 6
Note: State values scaled to Wade Hampton Census Area population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wade Hampton Census Area population
  • 1 room: 113
  • 2 rooms: 202
  • 3 rooms: 255
  • 4 rooms: 259
  • 5 rooms: 165
  • 6 rooms: 38
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 4
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 97
  • 3 rooms: 138
  • 4 rooms: 124
  • 5 rooms: 87
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wade Hampton Census Area population
  • no bedroom: 157
  • 1 bedroom: 213
  • 2 bedrooms: 266
  • 3 bedrooms: 291
  • 4 bedrooms: 122
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 118
  • 2 bedrooms: 184
  • 3 bedrooms: 127
  • 4 bedrooms: 41
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Wade Hampton Census Area population
  • no vehicle: 831
  • 1 vehicle: 163
  • 2 vehicles: 48
  • 3 vehicles: 15
  • 4 vehicles: 5
  • 5+ vehicles: 2
  • no vehicle: 385
  • 1 vehicle: 108
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

75% of Wade Hampton Census Area residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Alaska.

Wade Hampton Census Area:

75.1%
State average:

47.2%

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

  • This state: 6,612
  • Northeast: 39
  • Midwest: 102
  • South: 74
  • West: 167

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 59%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 57%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wade Hampton Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (92.1%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (87.9%)
  • Wood (10.2%)
  • Electricity (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

0.3%
Alaska:

6.9%

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

0.8%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

6.1%
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)

Wade Hampton Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Wade Hampton Census Area Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Wade Hampton Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2875.3 years
John1669.4 years
Joseph1474.7 years
Anna1279.6 years
Paul1173.9 years
Agnes1074.9 years
George773.4 years
Willie768.6 years
Frank766.9 years
Charles667.0 years
Most common last names in Wade Hampton Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1264.4 years
Kelly1175.9 years
Beans1070.5 years
Lake964.8 years
Andrews956.6 years
Johnson977.9 years
George856.9 years
Smart874.5 years
Hootch776.0 years
Peterson767.6 years

Businesses in Wade Hampton Census Area, AK

  • Nike: 1
  • True Value: 1

Wade Hampton Census Area on our top lists:

  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"