99559 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Bethel, AK (75.10%), Napaskiak, AK (4.63%), Oscarville, AK (4.33%), Kongiganak, AK (3.12%), Newtok, AK (2.27%), Atmautluak, AK (0.81%)
County: Bethel Census Area, AK
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 7,769
Zip code population in 2010: 7,632
Zip code population in 2000: 6,896

Houses and condos: 2,822
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,006
% of renters here:

47%
State:

37%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 99559: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 57.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 135 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.6% ($1,375)
Alaska:

1.2% ($3,008)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,375 (0.6%)

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Males: 4,015  (51.7%)
Females: 3,754  (48.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 99559:

For population 15 years and over in 99559:

Zip code 99559 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 99559

  • Zip code 99559 races chart
    • 1,424White population
    • 55Black population
    • 5,407American Indian population
    • 153Asian population
    • 15Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 5Some other race population
    • 428Two or more races population
    • 145Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 4,997
Rural population: 2,771

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $217,200
99559:

$217,200
Alaska:

$254,000



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 70 registered sex offenders living in 99559 zip code as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 99559 to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

28.2 years
Alaska median age:

33.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.5 people
Alaska:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 99559, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,011 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,011
State:

$45,527

Salary/wage: $39,354 (reported on 85.6% of returns)
Here:

$39,354
State:

$41,300
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.2% for AGIs below $10k, 82.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $588 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$588
Alaska:

$1,233
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,346 (reported on 12.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,346
State:

$2,694
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,610 (reported on 6.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,610
State:

+$10,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,037 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

+$4,037
State:

+$12,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,636 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
99559:

$2,636
Alaska:

$2,963

Total itemized deductions: $15,584 (16% of AGI, reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$15,584
State:

$16,716

Here:

16.1% of AGI
State:

18.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,948 (5% of AGI, reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$4,948
State:

$3,652

Here:

5.0% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,925 (reported on 76.5% of returns)
99559:

$5,925
State:

$7,049
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,504 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,504
State:

$1,505

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 46.0%
Here:

46%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 42.2% for AGIs below $10k, 48.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 44.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 49.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$71,719
Alaska:

$72,237
Bethel, AK (99559) map Nearest zip codes: 99634, 99621, 99551, 99641, 99578, 99552.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.9%
Alaska:

55.4%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

14.3%
Alaska:

8.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 510
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,646


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 96 (52 now married, 44 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,901 (794 now married, 1,107 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 99559 with a mortgage: 675 (56 second mortgage, 21 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 475

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,821
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S545

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

15.1%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.4%
Whole state:

5.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.2
State:

5.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

4.1
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  • Notable locations in zip code 99559: Willie Petes (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Elena Alexie Memorial Health Clinic (B), Kuiggayagaq Volunteer Fire Department (C), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Oscarville Health Clinic (D), Bethel Fire Department (E), Napaskiak Volunteer Fire Department (F), Bethel Family Clinic (G), Bethel Public Health Center - Southwest Region (H), LifeMed Alaska (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 22010 or later
  • 2042000 to 2009
  • 5271990 to 1999
  • 9111980 to 1989
  • 8401970 to 1979
  • 2481960 to 1969
  • 401950 to 1959
  • 341940 to 1949
  • 161939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Bethel, AK (99559)

  • 25no bedroom
  • 631 bedroom
  • 2332 bedrooms
  • 5953 bedrooms
  • 1684 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bethel, AK (99559)

  • 46no bedroom
  • 2681 bedroom
  • 3452 bedrooms
  • 2603 bedrooms
  • 854 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethel, AK (99559) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 388no vehicle
  • 3911 vehicle
  • 2642 vehicles
  • 983 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Bethel, AK (99559) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 395no vehicle
  • 3761 vehicle
  • 1562 vehicles
  • 563 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,367.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $217,200
99559:

$217,200
Alaska:

$254,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $132,000 - $291,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 100.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,428

Size of family households: 471 2-persons, 243 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 109 6-persons, 260 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 389 1-person, 242 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 21 4-persons

1,682 married couples with children.
500 single-parent households (273 men, 227 women).

46.9% of residents of 99559 zip code speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% very well, 27% well).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% very well, 48% well, 16% not well).
49.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% very well, 22% well, 4% not well, 1% not at all).

Foreign born population: 172 (2.2%)
(36.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.2%
Whole state:

6.9%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 27%Korea
  • 22%Thailand
  • 13%Philippines
  • 12%Cambodia
  • 10%Ethiopia
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 5%Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 99559 (%)

  • 79%Other groups
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%German
  • 3%Dutch
  • 2%English
  • 1%Norwegian
  • 1%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 202010 or later
  • 532000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 99Before 1990

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There are 188 Technicians 101 Day Training/Habilitation Specialists 90 Counselors 89 Community Health Workers 217 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 99559.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 99559:

All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 99559

Zip code 99559 marital status for males
Zip code 99559 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 20.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 16.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 90%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7%Wood
  • 3%Electricity

Population in 1990: 7,188. Population change in the 1990s: -292 (-4.1%).

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


47% of the 99559 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Alaska.

79% of the 99559 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Alaska:

7.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12
Here:

1.9%
Alaska:

8.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

1.1%
Alaska:

14.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 113,889Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 100,625Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 87,955Legal occupations
  • 64,764Management occupations
  • 64,306Business and financial operations occupations
  • 56,250Community and social service occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (BETHEL, AK):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 81 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in college/university student housing
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 81 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in halfway houses
  • 25 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 14 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 8 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories
Most common first names in zip code 99559 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1376.0 years
Elena1079.1 years
Joseph978.7 years
John862.1 years
Anna881.4 years
James769.7 years
Peter765.1 years
Alexie670.0 years
George673.5 years
Annie571.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 99559 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Evan1073.8 years
Nicholai866.5 years
Charles875.0 years
Jacob874.0 years
Samuelson773.6 years
Larson670.1 years
Alexie564.0 years
Clark572.4 years
Egoak561.8 years
Andrew481.8 years

Businesses in zip code 99559



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