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Total population: 3,792 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 3,792 (7 farm, 3,785 nonfarm))

Houses: 1,644 (1,490 occupied: 1,063 owner occupied, 427 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

29%

Housing density: 7 houses/condos per square mile


Median contract rent in 2009: $776 (lower quartile is $536, upper quartile is $977)


Median gross rent in Valdez, AK in 2009: $1,072


Housing units in Valdez with a mortgage: 481 (36 second mortgage, 36 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 93


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $79,500


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,295


Median monthly housing costs: $882





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $162,914 (it was $129,100 in 2000)
Valdez:

$162,914
Alaska:

$232,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $18,487 - $199,684

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $292,239
Here:

$292,239
State:

$264,617

In 2-unit structures: $326,312
Here:

$326,312
State:

$253,086

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $43,310
Here:

$43,310
State:

$248,602

Mobile homes: $56,009
Here:

$56,009
State:

$42,305

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $13,572
Here:

$13,572
State:

$62,044

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,997
  • In family households: 3,391 (833 male householders, 208 female householders)
    857 spouses, 1,317 children (1,196 natural, 52 adopted, 69 stepchildren), 32 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 24 other relatives, 90 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 606 (267 male householders (200 living alone)), 186 female householders (134 living alone)), 153 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 55 (7 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 357 2-persons, 306 3-persons, 226 4-persons, 103 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 334 1-person, 96 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 5 4-persons.

888 married couples with children.
246 single-parent households (76 men, 170 women).

93.9% of residents of Valdez speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 158 (3.9%)
(54.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Valdez, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 31
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 133
  • 5 rooms: 266
  • 6 rooms: 212
  • 7 rooms: 124
  • 8 rooms: 92
  • 9 or more rooms: 109
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 80
  • 4 rooms: 122
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Valdez, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 191
  • 3 bedrooms: 550
  • 4 bedrooms: 164
  • 5+ bedrooms: 69
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 103
  • 2 bedrooms: 162
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Valdez, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 280
  • 2 vehicles: 581
  • 3 vehicles: 133
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 10
  • no vehicle: 42
  • 1 vehicle: 252
  • 2 vehicles: 120
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 11
  • 1990 to 1999: 102
  • 1980 to 1989: 245
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,022
  • 1960 to 1969: 152
  • 1950 to 1959: 123
  • 1940 to 1949: 0
  • 1939 or earlier: 48

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Valdez, AK house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Valdez, AK:

  • Less than $10,000: 14
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 7
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 11
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 14
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 29
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 33
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 45
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 52
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 22
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 17
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 13
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 17
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 20
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 33
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 46
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 42
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 43
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 126
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 187
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 142
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 48
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 28
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 2
  • $1,000,000 or more: 7
 


Valdez rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Valdez:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 0
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 16
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 0
  • $450 to $499: 0
  • $500 to $549: 14
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 15
  • $650 to $699: 32
  • $700 to $749: 48
  • $750 to $799: 0
  • $800 to $899: 0
  • $900 to $999: 0
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 191
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 30
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 14
  • $2,000 or more: 0
  • No cash rent: 85
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 29
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 24
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1965 to 1969: 21


Valdez, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 98.4%
Number of people working at home: 68 (3.4% of all workers)


Valdez commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 324
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 510
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 358
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 270
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 308
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 73
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 65
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 7
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 13
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2
  • 90 or more minutes: 29
 


Valdez mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,440 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 329 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 11 (1%)
  • Taxi: 14 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (1%)
  • Walked: 128 (6%)
  • Other means: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 68 (3%)
 


Valdez, AK household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 58
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 75
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 39
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 63
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 65
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 67
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 61
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 55
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 63
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 105
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 221
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 243
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 152
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 109
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 96
  • $200,000 or more: 22
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 642
 German: 448
 Irish: 341
 United States or American: 336
 English: 316
 Norwegian: 139
 Swedish: 117
 Scottish: 102
 Italian: 100
 Scotch-Irish: 92
 French (except Basque): 82
 Polish: 65
 European: 58
 French Canadian: 31
 Russian: 31
 Danish: 24
 British: 24
 Dutch: 23
 Welsh: 23
 Czechoslovakian: 14
 Scandinavian: 11
 Swiss: 11
 Australian: 9
 Portuguese: 7
 Finnish: 7
 Greek: 6
 Arab:: 6
 Czech: 6
 Austrian: 6
 New Zealander: 5
 Canadian: 4
 Acadian/Cajun: 3
 Egyptian: 3
 Pennsylvania German: 3
 Turkish: 3
 Syrian: 3
 Estonian: 3
 Yugoslavian: 3
 Slovene: 2
 Ukrainian: 2
 Romanian: 2
 Serbian: 2
 German Russian: 2
 Slovak: 2


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



  • Philippines (20%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Ireland (8%)
  • Thailand (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Australia (4%)


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

  • This state: 1389
  • Northeast: 278
  • Midwest: 576
  • South: 403
  • West: 1198

45% of Valdez residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Alaska.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 19
  • 9th grade: 6
  • 10th grade: 28
  • 11th grade: 26
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 19
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 362
  • Less than 1 year of college: 167
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 278
  • Associate degree: 110
  • Bachelor's degree: 195
  • Master's degree: 66
  • Professional school degree: 15
  • Doctorate degree: 7

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 15
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 15
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 19
  • 11th grade: 28
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 36
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 285
  • Less than 1 year of college: 134
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 286
  • Associate degree: 133
  • Bachelor's degree: 193
  • Master's degree: 73
  • Professional school degree: 4
  • Doctorate degree: 5

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.8%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.9%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 18.6%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 2.9%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 18.8%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 15.0%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 25.0%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 6.3%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 11.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 8.0%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 13.0%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 6.8%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $90,165
  • Black householders: $127,714
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $47,037
  • Asian householders: $101,522
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $117,053
  • Some other race householders: $76,710
  • Two or more races householders: $51,640
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $57,914
Valdez household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Valdez household income for Black householders
Valdez household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Valdez household income for Asian householders
Valdez household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Valdez household income for Some other race householders
Valdez household income for Two or more races householders
Valdez household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Valdez marital status for males
Valdez marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $205,693
  • Black or African American householders: $152,440
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $194,588
  • Asian householders: $189,288
  • Some other race householders: $205,062
  • Two or more races householders: $182,221
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $149,916

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 659
  • One, attached: 55
  • Two: 65
  • 3 or 4: 142
  • 5 to 9: 79
  • 10 to 19: 40
  • 20 to 49: 17
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 564
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Median worth of mobile homes: $14,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Valdez:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Valdez
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (85.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.3%)
  • Electricity (1.2%)
  • Wood (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.9%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (3.7%)
  • Wood (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16
Here:

2.7%
Alaska:

6.9%

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

2.9%
Alaska:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

10.8%
Alaska:

14.1%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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