Anderson, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 340 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.4%
Males: 226  (66.5%)
Females: 114  (33.5%)
Median resident age:

31.4 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99704, 99743, 99744, 99760.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $103,878 (it was $58,750 in 2000)
Anderson:

$103,878
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $44,963 (it was $23,837 in 2000)

Anderson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $125,105 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Anderson:

$125,105
AK:

$281,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $917.

March 2019 cost of living index in Anderson: 103.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.0%
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  • Races in Anderson, AK (2019)
    • 14082.4%White alone
    • 148.2%Two or more races
    • 95.3%Black alone
    • 42.4%American Indian alone

Races in Anderson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Italian (9.9%), American (7.9%), Irish (3.0%), Norwegian (3.0%), French Canadian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1962

Land area: 46.7 square miles.

Population density: 7.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Anderson, Alaska map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $256 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (218.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2462.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Nenana, AK (3.9 miles ),
Four Mile Road, AK (4.2 miles),
Ferry, AK (4.5 miles),
Healy, AK (5.1 miles ),
Chena Ridge, AK (6.8 miles ),
McKinley Park, AK (7.0 miles),
Ester, AK (7.1 miles ),
South Van Horn, AK (7.3 miles )

Latitude: 64.35 N, Longitude: 149.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Anderson, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Anderson, AK in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

17.9%
Alaska:

8.1%
Most common industries in Anderson, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.7%)
  • Public administration (13.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Utilities (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.9%)
  • Public administration (15.1%)
  • Utilities (15.1%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (36.4%)
  • Public administration (11.4%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Anderson, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.2%)
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Plant and system operators (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.4%)
  • Plant and system operators (9.4%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Electricians (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (15.9%)
  • Cashiers (15.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Child care workers (9.1%)
  • Teachers, special education (4.5%)

Average climate in Anderson, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Anderson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 5954% 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 235.4 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 8.5 (7.0 MB, 8.5 MS, 7.9 MW, 8.1 ME) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from Anderson center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 22:12:41, a magnitude 7.9 (7.9 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.7 (6.0 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.7 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from Anderson center
On 10/23/2002 at 11:27:19, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 2.6 mi) earthquake occurred 69.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Anderson topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anderson:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 54 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 219 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 220 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1460 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1463 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1478 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1485 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Anderson:

  • ANDERSON SCHOOL (Students: 57, Location: 3120 FIRST STREET, Grades: KG-12)
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Library in Anderson:

  • ANDERSON VILLAGE LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,393; Location: 101 FIRST STREET; 16,615 books; 191 audio materials; 1,250 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Anderson: Clear (A), Clear Mews (B), Clear Air Force Station Fire and Emergency Medical Services (C), City of Anderson Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Drinking water stations with addresses in Anderson and their reported violations in the past:

DENALI BOROUGH SD - TRI-VALLEY (Population served: 277, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-16-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In AUG-17-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
RABIDEAUS CLEAR SKY LODGE (Population served: 152, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
DENALI BOROUGH SD - ANDERSON SCHOOL (Population served: 128, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-16-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2012)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In AUG-17-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
DENALI BOROUGH SD - CANTWELL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
24 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
104 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Anderson:

Marital status in Anderson, AK
  • Never married: 39.9%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Anderson:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for Anderson, AK (based on Denali Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3106
Catholic1121
Other871
None1,317-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Denali Borough:

5.46 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Denali Borough:

10.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

32.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.6%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Denali Borough:

28.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.8%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Anderson:

27.9
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Anderson:

19.5%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Anderson:

7.0%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Anderson:

6.5
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Anderson:

23.5%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.9%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Anderson:

84.8%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Anderson, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,531$30,3720$0
Sewerage 1$5,314$63,7682$3,098
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,329
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,601
Totals for Government 2$7,845$47,0706$6,027

Anderson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $292,000 ($858.82)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($88.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($55.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $18,000 ($52.94)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($41.18)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($11.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $117,000 ($344.12)

Anderson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $134,000 ($394.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($14.71)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($14.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $22,000 ($64.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($17.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $138,000 ($405.88)
    Other: $4,000 ($11.76)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $32,000 ($94.12)

10.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.72%
Alaska average:

7.70%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

9.70% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($61,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.70%
Alaska average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  2.19% ($93,810 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Anderson:

  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIAK (970 AM; 5 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Anderson:

  • KUAC (89.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA)
  • KIAK-FM (102.5 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYSC (96.9 FM; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP-FM (100.3 FM; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVANGELISTIC AK. MISSIONARY FLWSHP)

Anderson fatal accident list:

Nov 27, 2017 06:10 PM, Sr-3 Parks Hwy, Lat: 64.257567, Lon: -149.180092, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 2012 01:21 AM, Sr-3 Parks Highway, Lat: 64.322903, Lon: -149.040292, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 14, 2006 10:30 AM, Festival Drive, Lat: 64.295510, Lon: -149.125140, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Anderson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • KOBE, Mile 281.1 George Parks Hwy (Lat: 64.214167 Lon: -149.301389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 65.5 m, Call Sign: WNEH474,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6855.62 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz... (+4 more), Grant Date: 02/13/2020, Expiration Date: 05/12/2030, Registrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, 758 Illinois St., Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: (907) 458-5798, Email:
  • BIRCH CREEK, 13 Mi Ssw Of (Lat: 64.169806 Lon: -149.297611), Overall height: 38.7 m, Call Sign: WQQ83,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.90 MHz, 6256.50 MHz, 6345.50 MHz, 6375.10 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/1998, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 01/05/2000, Phone: (404) 810-4020
  • Clear, Intersection Of Clear Highway And Mile 283.5 George Parks Highway (Lat: 64.285583 Lon: -149.100778), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQWF480,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 08/06/2015, Expiration Date: 08/06/2025, Certifier: Larry Bendall, Registrant: Golden Valley Electric Association, 758 Illinois St., Fairbanks, AK 99701, Phone: (907) 458-5798, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KL0MM, Licensee ID: L01337846, Grant Date: 01/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/09/2028, Registrant: Thomas E Wright Ii, 150 Birch St, Anderson, AK 99744
  • Call Sign: KL0RH, Licensee ID: L01337846, Grant Date: 03/17/2020, Expiration Date: 03/30/2030, Registrant: Cynthia L Wright, 150 Birch St, Anderson, AK 99744
  • Call Sign: NL7XG, Licensee ID: L00515319, Grant Date: 05/10/2002, Expiration Date: 07/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/29/2014, Registrant: Larry W Flanagan, Anderson, AK 99744
  • Call Sign: KL1WE, Licensee ID: L01018334, Grant Date: 02/24/2015, Expiration Date: 05/17/2025, Certifier: Lucille S Farr, Registrant: Lucille S Farr, 113 Birch Street, Anderson, AK 99744

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • JUNAK EDWARD DBA, Po Box 3006, Anderson, AK 99744
    Certificate: 03-0547 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 03/28/2003, Expiration Date: 03/27/2004

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 83995, N83995, N-83995, Serial Number: 7AC2682, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 02/04/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/1989
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy E Dugger, Po Box 3111, Anderson, AK 99744
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2580Q, N2580Q, N-2580Q, Serial Number: 18257780, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 11/25/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Teladata, Po Box 3006, Anderson, AK 99744, Other Owners: Edward Junak
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/07/2018

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Anderson, AK
  • 57.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.0%Wood
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 4.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Anderson, AK
  • 88.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.1%Wood


Anderson compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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