Kivalina, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 379 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 195  (51.7%)
Females: 184  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

26.9 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99750.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,243 (it was $30,833 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$52,243
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,785 (it was $8,360 in 2000)

Kivalina city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,435 (it was $57,700 in 2000)
Kivalina:

$89,435
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $126,122; detached houses: $123,774

Median gross rent in 2019: $692.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kivalina: 103.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 27.7%
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  • Races in Kivalina, AK (2019)
    • 67399.4%American Indian alone
    • 466.8%White alone
    • 40.6%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Kivalina, Alaska as of July 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kivalina is 113 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (6.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 1.87 square miles.

Population density: 203 people per square mile   (very low).

Kivalina, Alaska map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Alaska:

5.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Kivalina city:

1.4% ($817)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (626.9 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2945.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Noatak, AK (6.4 miles ),
Red Dog Mine, AK (7.0 miles),
Point Hope, AK (8.5 miles ),
Kotzebue, AK (8.7 miles ),
Noorvik, AK (10.5 miles ),
Kiana, AK (10.9 miles ),
Selawik, AK (12.0 miles ),
Ambler, AK (13.5 miles )

Latitude: 67.72 N, Longitude: 164.49 W

Area code: 907

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

12.2%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +58 (+18.2%).
Most common industries in Kivalina, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.8%)
  • Public administration (17.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (15.9%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.9%)
  • Air transportation (3.7%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (29.5%)
  • Educational services (18.2%)
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Air transportation (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (36.8%)
  • Public administration (31.6%)
  • Personal & laundry services (10.5%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Kivalina, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (11.4%)
  • Construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Plant and system operators (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (23.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (7.9%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)

Average climate in Kivalina, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kivalina-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alaska state average. It is 753% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 458.8 miles away from the city center
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 556.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 681.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 6/7/2014 at 04:43:32, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 11.6 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 55.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2014 at 18:56:46, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 16.7 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Kivalina center
On 4/18/2014 at 18:44:18, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 12.7 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Kivalina topographic map

Airports located in Kivalina:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kivalina:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 503 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 626 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1947 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1950 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1965 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1972 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Kivalina:

  • MCQUEEN SCHOOL (Students: 107, Location: #6 OCEANSIDE EXPRESSWAY, Grades: PK-12)
See full list of schools located in Kivalina

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Kivalina Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Igrugaivik Creek (A), Wulik River (B), Kangiligaurak Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Northwest Arctic Borough 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 Kivalina and their reported violations in the past:

KIVALINA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 325, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-04-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2013)
  • 17 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2013)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 36 regular monitoring violations
  • 60 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.4 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

83.5%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.4%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Kivalina:

Marital status in Kivalina, AK
  • Never married: 53.7%
  • Now married: 27.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Kivalina:

  • High school or higher: 71.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 25.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 2.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Alaska average:

10.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kivalina

Religion statistics for Kivalina, AK (based on Northwest Arctic Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,64420
Mainline Protestant4083
Catholic2401
Other931
None5,138-
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: 4
This county:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Northwest Arctic Borough:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Northwest Arctic Borough:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Northwest Arctic Borough:

32.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kivalina:

45.6%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.4%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Kivalina:

28.6
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.8%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kivalina:

8.1%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kivalina:

31.8%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

52.2%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Kivalina:

79.2%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kivalina, 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
Financial Administration 1$3,234$38,8084$6,178
Water Supply 1$3,040$36,4800$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$500
Totals for Government 2$6,274$37,6449$6,678

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

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,000 ($2.64)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,008,000 ($2659.63)
    Central Staff Services: $83,000 ($219.00)
    Water Utilities: $60,000 ($158.31)
    Financial Administration: $52,000 ($137.20)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($108.18)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($2.64)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $36,000 ($94.99)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($2.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($10.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,020,000 ($2691.29)
    Rents: $39,000 ($102.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $55,000 ($145.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $81,000 ($213.72)
    Other: $5,000 ($13.19)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,000 ($73.88)

Kivalina government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($92.35)

8.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($62,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.07%
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 Anchorage Municipality, AK  3.47% ($53,838 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kivalina:

  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KBRW (680 AM; 10 kW; BARROW, AK; Owner: SILAKKUAGVIK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KCBF (820 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kivalina:

  • K09QZ (Channel 9; KIVALINA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K04IL (Channel 4; KIVALINA, AK; Owner: CITY OF KIVALINA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Kivalina Central Office, Downtown Kivalina (Lat: 67.726333 Lon: -164.537972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12.5 m, Call Sign: KNKR318
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2018, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Doug NealRegistrant: Law Office Of Kenneth C. Johnson, Pllc, 10608 Regent Park Ct., Fairfax, VA 22030, Phone: (202) 271-2266, Fax: (703) 273-5395, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: 22.9, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: The Alaska Wireless Network, LLC, Gcilicensemanager@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727556 Lon: -164.540944), Type: 21.3, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727556 Lon: -164.540944), Type: 21.3, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725
  • Jimmy Sipes, Near Bering Street (Lat: 67.727556 Lon: -164.540944), Type: 21.3, Structure height: 02188 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, Chall2@gci.Com, , Ancho-rage, Phone: (800) 770-8725

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • At Red Dog Mine Port Facility 7 1/2 Mi Se (Lat: 67.593722 Lon: -165.916806), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KYU625,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.350 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 4.15040 MHz, 6.22540 MHz, 8.29840 MHz, 12.3544 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2015, Expiration Date: 08/07/2025, Registrant: Foss Maritime Co., 660 W. Ewing St., Seattle, WA 98119, Phone: (206) 281-3800, Fax: (206) 281-3809
  • Kivalina Airport (Lat: 67.731250 Lon: -164.551806), Call Sign: WYG5,
    Assigned Frequencies: 129.100 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 130.600 MHz, Grant Date: 07/06/2017, Expiration Date: 05/12/2027, Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-2304, Phone: (202) 719-7235, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • Bering Street (Lat: 67.727028 Lon: -164.540917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQPJ793,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.800 MHz, 156.475 MHz, 156.575 MHz, 156.350 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/07/2022, Certifier: Lee Roy F Gaspard Jr, Registrant: Shell Communications Inc, One Shell Plaza, 910 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, Phone: (713) 241-3932, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kivalina, AK
  • 90.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 2.3%Electricity
  • 1.2%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kivalina, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Kivalina compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Kivalina on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #10 (99750) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of English first ancestries"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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