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Buffalo Soapstone, AK (Alaska) Houses and Residents

Buffalo Soapstone,AK index of house prices

Total population: 855 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 673 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 390 (293 occupied: 274 owner occupied, 20 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

7%
State:

36%

Housing density: 17 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $172,056.

Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $305


Median gross rent in Buffalo Soapstone, AK in 2016: $0

Housing units in Buffalo Soapstone with a mortgage: 144 (2 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 121

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $81,541

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,163

Median monthly housing costs: $816


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Buffalo Soapstone, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $193,284 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Buffalo Soapstone:

$193,284
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,537 - $310,644

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $226,884
Here:

$226,884
State:

$309,264

Mobile homes: $92,295
Here:

$92,295
State:

$109,161
Median year house/condo built: 1992

Median year apartment built: 1995

Household type by relationship:

Households: 884
  • In family households: 740 (88 male householders, 82 female householders)
    131 spouses, 346 children (298 natural, 21 adopted, 15 stepchildren), 35 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 17 parents, 0 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146 (71 male householders (71 living alone)), 55 female householders (44 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 86 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 117 1-person, 12 2-persons.

187 married couples with children.
56 single-parent households (31 men, 25 women).

93.9% of residents of Buffalo Soapstone speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 9 (1.0%)
(77.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

4.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buffalo Soapstone, Alaska:

  • 26no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 872 bedrooms
  • 963 bedrooms
  • 194 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo Soapstone, Alaska:

  • 10no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 62 bedrooms
  • 43 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo Soapstone in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 0no vehicle
  • 521 vehicle
  • 982 vehicles
  • 963 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population

Cars and other vehicles available in Buffalo Soapstone in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 101 vehicle
  • 42 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Buffalo Soapstone, Alaska:

  • 211 room
  • 232 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 564 rooms
  • 215 rooms
  • 526 rooms
  • 137 rooms
  • 98 rooms
  • 309+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buffalo Soapstone, Alaska:

  • 91 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 54 rooms
  • 35 rooms
  • 06 rooms
  • 37 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

  • Buffalo Soapstone, AK household income distribution

  • Buffalo Soapstone, AK household income distribution
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 19$15,000 to $19,999
  • 10$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$35,000 to $39,999
  • 16$40,000 to $44,999
  • 13$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 46$60,000 to $74,999
  • 40$75,000 to $99,999
  • 16$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26$125,000 to $149,999
  • 26$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Buffalo Soapstone, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Buffalo Soapstone, AK
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 3$30,000 to $34,999
  • 5$35,000 to $39,999
  • 27$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4$50,000 to $59,999
  • 13$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 18$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $174,999
  • 20$175,000 to $199,999
  • 22$200,000 to $249,999
  • 35$250,000 to $299,999
  • 45$300,000 to $399,999
  • 13$400,000 to $499,999
  • 5$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Buffalo Soapstone, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Buffalo Soapstone, AK
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 7$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 5$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 22000 to 2009
  • 71990 to 1999
  • 01980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 6Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Buffalo Soapstone population
Buffalo Soapstone commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 0
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 29
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 35
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 75
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 27
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 13
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 34
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 39
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 73
  • 90 or more minutes: 21
Buffalo Soapstone, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 60.1%
Number of people working at home: 17 (4.5% of all workers)

Buffalo Soapstone mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 223 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 24 (9%)
  • Walked: 12 (4%)
  • Other means: 7 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 66
 English: 55
 Irish: 19
 American: 15
 Dutch: 14
 Polish: 12
 Norwegian: 8
 Scottish: 7
 French (except Basque): 5
 British: 4
 European: 3
 Finnish: 3
 Ukrainian: 3
 Czech: 2
 Hungarian: 2
 Romanian: 2
 Italian: 1
 Swedish: 1

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

  • 44%Pakistan
  • 22%Philippines
  • 22%Scotland
  • 0%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%England
  • 0%Ireland
  • 0%Denmark

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

  • This state: 375
  • Other state: 482
  • Northeast: 57
  • Midwest: 163
  • South: 116
  • West: 140

91% of Buffalo Soapstone residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Alaska.

Buffalo Soapstone:

91.2%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 6
  • 11th grade: 4
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 12
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 108
  • Less than 1 year of college: 33
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 33
  • Associate degree: 12
  • Bachelor's degree: 38
  • Master's degree: 3
  • Professional school degree: 3
  • Doctorate degree: 3

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 6
  • 11th grade: 2
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 68
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 38
  • Associate degree: 29
  • Bachelor's degree: 65
  • Master's degree: 7
  • Professional school degree: 7
  • Doctorate degree: 5

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 20.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 41.8%Females
Buffalo Soapstone marital status for males
Buffalo Soapstone marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 345
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 50

Median worth of mobile homes: $55,879

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 22.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 17.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Buffalo Soapstone:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Buffalo Soapstone
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44.9%)
  • Wood (32.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.9%)
  • Utility gas (8.8%)
  • Electricity (1.5%)
  • Coal or coke (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.0%)
  • Wood (30.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

25.2%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

20.9%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

30.8%
Alaska:

11.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)