Copper Center, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 328.
Population change since 2000: -9.4%
Males: 180  (54.9%)
Females: 148  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

35.7 years
Alaska median age:

35.9 years

Zip codes: 99573.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $66,885 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$66,885
AK:

$88,121

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $30,361 (it was $15,152 in 2000)

Copper Center CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $160,610 (it was $81,900 in 2000)
Copper Center:

$160,610
AK:

$336,900

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $205,398; detached houses: $217,031; mobile homes: $109,729

Median gross rent in 2022: $902.

March 2022 cost of living index in Copper Center: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 3.4%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Copper Center, AK (2022)
    • 16851.2%American Indian alone
    • 9829.9%White alone
    • 5015.2%Two or more races



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Copper Center, Alaska as of June 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Copper Center is 84 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (8.8%), Polish (5.6%), Scottish (4.0%), Arab (3.2%), Irish (3.2%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Elevation: 1027 feet

Land area: 13.7 square miles.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (very low).

Copper Center, Alaska map

1 resident is foreign born

This place:

0.3%
Alaska:

7.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $200 (0.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $195 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (155.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2260.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Silver Springs, AK (2.0 miles),
Tazlina, AK (2.6 miles),
Copperville, AK (2.8 miles),
Willow Creek, AK (3.5 miles ),
Glennallen, AK (3.6 miles ),
Gulkana, AK (4.4 miles),
Tonsina, AK (4.6 miles),
Kenny Lake, AK (4.8 miles )

Latitude: 61.97 N, Longitude: 145.32 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Copper Center, AK in 2022
Distribution of house value in Copper Center, AK in 2022
Most common industries in Copper Center, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (10.0%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (11.1%)
  • Social assistance (8.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.9%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (6.7%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.8%)
  • Public administration (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (11.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Copper Center, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (14.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Accountants and auditors (15.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (22.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (11.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.9%)
  • Religious workers (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)

Average climate in Copper Center, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Copper Center-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 6347% 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 100.4 miles away from Copper Center 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 133.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 227.2 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 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/1979 at 21:27:06, a magnitude 7.4 (6.4 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.4 UK, 6.9 ML) earthquake occurred 151.5 miles away from Copper Center center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Valdez-Cordova Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Copper Center topographic map

Airports located in Copper Center:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Copper Center:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 158 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 159 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 215 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1266 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1269 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1282 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1291 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Copper Center:

Private elementary/middle school in Copper Center:

  • SAPA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 1, Location: MILE 13 EDGERTON HWY, Grades: 1)
See full list of schools located in Copper Center

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Copper Center: Glennrich Volunteer Fire Department Copper Center (A), Copper River Native Association Kluti - Kaah Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Yetna Creek (A), Klutina River (B), Klawasi River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Valdez-Cordova Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

NPS COPPER CENTER VISITOR CENTER (Population served: 2,022, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
KENNY LAKE COMMUNITY WELL (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
KING FOR A DAY (Address: MILE 100.5, RICHARDSON HIGHWAY , Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COPPER RAIL DEPOT SALOON (Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GRIZZLY PIZZA (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-18-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In OCT-15-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE HOUSING (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TONSINA LODGE COMPLEX (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
KLUTI KAAH HEADSTART BLDG. (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

65.0%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.6%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Copper Center:

Marital status in Copper Center, AK
  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

For population 25 years and over in Copper Center:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 26.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Alaska average:

10.3

Religion statistics for Copper Center, AK (based on Valdez-Cordova Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56321
Other4725
Catholic4373
Mainline Protestant3455
Orthodox3284
Black Protestant1841
None6,307-
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 grocery stores: 8
This county:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

12.65 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Valdez-Cordova Census Area:

6.3%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.6%
Alaska:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.5%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Copper Center:

29.8
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Copper Center:

19.8%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Copper Center:

37.6%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

51.7%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.9%
State:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Copper Center, AK Residents

Strongest AM radio stations in Copper Center:

  • KCAM (790 AM; 5 kW; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Copper Center:

  • KXGA (90.5 FM; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Copper Center:

  • K08LT (Channel 8; GLENNALLEN, AK; Owner: PAUL KILDAL)
  • K12MO (Channel 12; COPPER CENTER, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Copper Center fatal accident list:

Mar 27, 2014 01:00 PM, Old Richardson Highway, Lat: 62.010781, Lon: -145.346486, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 2004 05:05 PM, Sr-4 Richardson Hwy, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 2000 02:00 AM, Silver Springs Loop, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 29, 1995 05:30 AM, Richardson, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.4mTotal length
  • 1,580Total average daily traffic
  • 410Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,870Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Eric T Nielsen, Richardson Hwy Mile 98 (Lat: 61.915556 Lon: -145.293889), Type: 34.4, Overall height: 34.4 m, Registrant: Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc, 337 Valde-z, Phone: (907) 835-2231

  • Richardson Hwy Mile 98 (Lat: 61.915556 Lon: -145.293889), Type: 34.4, Overall height: 34.4 m, Registrant: Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative Inc, 337 Valde-z, Phone: (907) 835-2231


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ACS Kenny Lake, Mile 10.4 Edgerton Hwy (Lat: 61.706722 Lon: -144.880556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: WQZF269,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17910.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2017, Expiration Date: 04/27/2027, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

  • ACS Edgerton Highway, Tonsina Edgerton Hwy Material Site (Lat: 61.713028 Lon: -145.137167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 58.8 m, Call Sign: WQZF270,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19470.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2017, Expiration Date: 04/27/2027, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Copper Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

54 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Copper Center)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Copper Center, AK
  • 70.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.9%Wood
  • 6.0%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Copper Center, AK
  • 66.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.1%Electricity
  • 2.2%No fuel used


Copper Center compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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