Metlakatla, Alaska

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Population in 2010: 1,405.
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 728  (51.8%)
Females: 677  (48.2%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99926.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $61,751 (it was $43,516 in 2000)
Metlakatla:

$61,751
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,375 (it was $16,140 in 2000)

Metlakatla CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $187,632 (it was $94,400 in 2000)
Metlakatla:

$187,632
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $140,683; detached houses: $160,586; townhouses or other attached units: $158,890; mobile homes: $20,782

Median gross rent in 2017: $713.

March 2019 cost of living index in Metlakatla: 105.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.5%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for American Indian residents, 2.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Metlakatla, AK (2010)
    • 1,13981.1%American Indian alone
    • 14010.0%White alone
    • 825.8%Two or more races
    • 261.9%Hispanic
    • 100.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

Races in Metlakatla 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 Metlakatla, Alaska as of February 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Metlakatla is 272 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Ancestries: American (2.7%), Danish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 2.32 square miles.

Population density: 606 people per square mile   (low).

Metlakatla, Alaska map

31 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.9%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $226 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bellingham, WA (586.6 miles , pop. 67,171).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (653.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1587.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Saxman, AK (3.7 miles ),
Ketchikan, AK (4.0 miles ),
Loring, AK (5.7 miles),
Kasaan, AK (6.6 miles),
Hydaburg, AK (7.0 miles ),
Meyers Chuck, AK (7.1 miles),
Hollis, AK (7.2 miles),
Thorne Bay, AK (7.4 miles )

Latitude: 55.13 N, Longitude: 131.58 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 907

Distribution of median household income in Metlakatla, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Metlakatla, AK in 2017
Most common industries in Metlakatla, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.6%)
  • Public administration (15.2%)
  • Construction (10.8%)
  • Social assistance (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.6%)
  • Public administration (11.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Wood products (8.6%)
  • Utilities (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.4%)
  • Public administration (19.0%)
  • Social assistance (12.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Metlakatla, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (10.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Metlakatla, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Metlakatla, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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Earthquake activity:

Metlakatla-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 292.1 miles away from Metlakatla center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 09:49:47, a magnitude 6.8 (5.9 MB, 6.8 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from Metlakatla center
On 2/17/2001 at 20:11:30, a magnitude 6.2 (5.5 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.2 MW, Depth: 12.4 mi) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from Metlakatla center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 454.0 miles away from Metlakatla center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Metlakatla topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Metlakatla:

  • KETCHIKAN GENERAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; KETCHIKAN, AK)

located in Metlakatla:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metlakatla:

  • Whatcom Community College (about 584 miles; Bellingham, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 587 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 599 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 609 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • Everett Community College (about 636 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 5,818)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 643 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Shoreline Community College (about 646 miles; Shoreline, WA; FT enrollment: 5,026)

Public high school in Metlakatla:

Public elementary/middle schools in Metlakatla:

  • RICHARD JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 153, Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • CHARLES R. LEASK SR. MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • ALASKA VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 4 MILTON ST., Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Metlakatla

Library in Metlakatla:

  • CENTENNIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $51,533; Location: 4TH & MILTON STREET; 8,978 books; 45 audio materials; 211 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • no tv stations are receivable in Metlakatla, except by satallite or cable

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Metlakatla: Indian Health Service Annette Island Service Unit (A), Metlakatla Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Skaters Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Tuck'Em Inn (Box 574 Hillcrest Road).

Birthplace of: Chris Bryant - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs).

Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.9 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Metlakatla:

Marital status in Metlakatla, AK
  • Never married: 37.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Metlakatla:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 20.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Metlakatla
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Metlakatla, AK (based on Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
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: 5
This county:

9.05 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

7.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

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

6.8%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area:

34.2%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.9%
State:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Metlakatla:

30.0
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Metlakatla:

11.9%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Metlakatla:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.6%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
Metlakatla:

53.6%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.1%
State:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Metlakatla, AK Residents

Businesses in Metlakatla, AK

  • AT&T: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Metlakatla:

  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metlakatla:

  • KFMJ (99.9 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: TLP COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KGTW (106.7 FM; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K248AI (97.5 FM; CRAIG, ETC., AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • K258AD (99.5 FM; CRAIG, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Metlakatla:

  • K07SL (Channel 7; METLAKATLA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K11QZ (Channel 11; METLAKATLA, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K15AR (Channel 15; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K21AH (Channel 21; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

Metlakatla fatal accident list:

Jan 30, 1999 04:99 AM, Airport Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
May 11, 1990 00:35 AM, Airport Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 28, 1988 05:05 PM, Second Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.2mTotal length
  • $43,000Total costs
  • 215Total average daily traffic
  • 7Total average daily truck traffic
  • 370Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Police Station 8th Ave (Lat: 55.128833 Lon: -131.574167), Call Sign: KNGV997, Licensee ID: L00027011,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.250 MHz, 155.370 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2003, Expiration Date: 06/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/24/2013, Registrant: Metlakatla Indian Community, Metlakatla, AK 99926
  • Lat: 55.128444 Lon: -131.575194, Call Sign: WQUK370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2014, Expiration Date: 07/31/2024, Certifier: William Glumac, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:
  • 1504 Beach Rd (Tamgas) (Lat: 55.061944 Lon: -131.546389), Type: Building, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 6.2 m, Call Sign: WQVY862, Licensee ID: L00909994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.695 MHz, 153.725 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/2015, Expiration Date: 06/17/2025, Certifier: C. Paul Bryant, Registrant: Metlakatla Power And Light, 3.5 Mile Airport Road, Metlakatla, AK 99926, Phone: (907) 886-4451, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WL7ADS, Grant Date: 03/29/1994, Expiration Date: 03/29/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2006, Registrant: Paul D Askren, Box 68 13th Ave, Metlakatla, AK 99926

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Metlakatla, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John668.4 years
Charles476.5 years
Lillian481.5 years
Margaret477.7 years
Henry464.1 years
William469.3 years
Dorothy380.3 years
Frieda372.3 years
David375.3 years
Martha371.4 years
Most common last names in Metlakatla, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Booth1773.3 years
Williams1174.6 years
Dundas1070.3 years
Atkinson777.5 years
Nelson762.7 years
Hayward773.4 years
Leask780.7 years
Fawcett680.3 years
Haldane572.8 years
Milne477.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Metlakatla, AK
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 32.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.5%Wood
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Metlakatla, AK
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 12.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas


Metlakatla compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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