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Valdez, AK (Alaska) Houses and Residents

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Total population: 3,921 (Urban population: 0, Rural population: 4,052 (8 farm, 4,044 nonfarm))

Houses: 1,348 (1,145 occupied: 798 owner occupied, 349 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Housing density: 6 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $282,816.

Median contract rent in 2016: $710 (lower quartile is $483, upper quartile is $863)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $884


Median gross rent in Valdez, AK in 2016: $787

Housing units in Valdez with a mortgage: 383 (0 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 425

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $120,487

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $66,670

Median monthly housing costs: $1,057


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Valdez, Alaska Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $196,866 (it was $129,100 in 2000)
Valdez:

$196,866
Alaska:

$267,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $114,030 - $301,154
Median year house/condo built: 1979

Median year apartment built: 1984

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,956
  • In family households: 3,058 (342 male householders, 390 female householders)
    544 spouses, 1,320 children (1,199 natural, 87 adopted, 26 stepchildren), 53 grandchildren, 89 brothers or sisters, 70 parents, 108 other relatives, 81 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 714 (337 male householders (274 living alone)), 71 female householders (46 living alone)), 315 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 188

Size of family households: 383 2-persons, 139 3-persons, 103 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 329 1-person, 58 2-persons, 24 4-persons.

704 married couples with children.
282 single-parent households (142 men, 140 women).

91.3% of residents of Valdez speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 36% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 244 (6.2%)
(62.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Valdez, Alaska:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 421 bedroom
  • 1712 bedrooms
  • 3723 bedrooms
  • 1994 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valdez, Alaska:

  • 63no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 1242 bedrooms
  • 523 bedrooms
  • 704 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 25no vehicle
  • 1631 vehicle
  • 4652 vehicles
  • 1193 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population

Cars and other vehicles available in Valdez in renter-occupied apartments

  • 19no vehicle
  • 1961 vehicle
  • 882 vehicles
  • 83 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Valdez, Alaska:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 843 rooms
  • 1534 rooms
  • 1815 rooms
  • 896 rooms
  • 1167 rooms
  • 958 rooms
  • 719+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Valdez, Alaska:

  • 621 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 435 rooms
  • 76 rooms
  • 157 rooms
  • 368 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Valdez 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 ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Valdez, AK household income distribution

  • Valdez, AK household income distribution
  • 81Less than $10,000
  • 87$15,000 to $19,999
  • 61$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$40,000 to $44,999
  • 62$45,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 112$60,000 to $74,999
  • 129$75,000 to $99,999
  • 176$100,000 to $124,999
  • 94$125,000 to $149,999
  • 60$150,000 to $199,999
  • 164$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Valdez, AK

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Valdez, AK
  • 88$10,000 to $14,999
  • 29$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10$80,000 to $89,999
  • 71$100,000 to $124,999
  • 30$125,000 to $149,999
  • 52$150,000 to $174,999
  • 68$175,000 to $199,999
  • 93$200,000 to $249,999
  • 83$250,000 to $299,999
  • 103$300,000 to $399,999
  • 51$400,000 to $499,999
  • 39$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Valdez, AK

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Valdez, AK
  • 8$350 to $399
  • 4$400 to $449
  • 36$500 to $549
  • 44$600 to $649
  • 21$700 to $749
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 9$900 to $999
  • 120$1,000 to $1,249
  • 16$1,250 to $1,499
  • 25$1,500 to $1,999
  • 23$2,000 to $2,499
  • 25No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1352010 or later
  • 402000 to 2009
  • 571990 to 1999
  • 401980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 41Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Valdez population
Valdez commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 462
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 862
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 78
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 161
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 156
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 0
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 62
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 0
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 26
Valdez, AK Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 100.8%
Number of people working at home: 46 (2.6% of all workers)

Valdez mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,404 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 256 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 47 (2%)
  • Taxi: 51 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (1%)
  • Walked: 170 (9%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 English: 182
 Polish: 155
 European: 100
 Irish: 87
 German: 81
 American: 53
 New Zealander: 44
 Norwegian: 35
 Italian: 32
 Scotch-Irish: 24
 Scottish: 22
 Northern European: 17
 Swedish: 9
 Scandinavian: 8
 Welsh: 8
 Portuguese: 6
 French Canadian: 5
 Dutch: 5
 British: 4
 Canadian: 4
 Serbian: 4
 Swiss: 4
 French (except Basque): 3

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

  • 42%Poland
  • 17%Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion
  • 12%Russia
  • 11%Australia
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Laos
  • 2%Mexico

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

  • This state: 1,088
  • Other state: 2,542
  • Northeast: 408
  • Midwest: 451
  • South: 384
  • West: 1,301

79% of Valdez 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, 28% lived in Alaska.

Valdez:

78.7%
State average:

81.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 12
  • 9th grade: 0
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 38
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 535
  • Less than 1 year of college: 98
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 284
  • Associate degree: 96
  • Bachelor's degree: 146
  • Master's degree: 128
  • Professional school degree: 8
  • Doctorate degree: 0

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: 1
  • 9th grade: 3
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 220
  • Less than 1 year of college: 51
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 235
  • Associate degree: 231
  • Bachelor's degree: 487
  • Master's degree: 74
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 18.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 33.5%Males
Valdez marital status for males
Valdez marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 645
  • One, attached: 23
  • Two: 123
  • 3 or 4: 100
  • 5 to 9: 116
  • 20 to 49: 74
  • Mobile homes: 281

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,063

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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. (65.4%)
  • Wood (20.3%)
  • Utility gas (8.8%)
  • Coal or coke (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (84.2%)
  • Utility gas (4.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Electricity (3.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

5.3%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Alaska:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)