Scammon Bay, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 534 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 271  (50.9%)
Females: 263  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

18.3 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99662.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,957 (it was $25,625 in 2000)
Scammon Bay:

$28,957
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $8,713 (it was $7,719 in 2000)

Scammon Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $63,748 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Scammon Bay:

$63,748
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $81,798; detached houses: $80,905

Median gross rent in 2019: $603.

March 2019 cost of living index in Scammon Bay: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 53.4%
(53.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Scammon Bay, AK (2019)
    • 627106.5%American Indian alone
    • 30.5%White alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Scammon Bay, Alaska as of June 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scammon Bay is 31 to 1.


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Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Land area: 0.63 square miles.

Population density: 847 people per square mile   (low).

Scammon Bay, Alaska map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Alaska:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $230 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $247 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (522.4 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2806.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Chevak, AK (4.7 miles ),
Hooper Bay, AK (5.2 miles ),
Sheldon Point (Nunam Iqua), AK (7.2 miles),
Nunam Iqua, AK (7.3 miles),
Mountain Village, AK (7.9 miles ),
Alakanuk, AK (8.1 miles ),
Newtok, AK (8.3 miles ),
Emmonak, AK (8.5 miles )

Latitude: 61.84 N, Longitude: 165.58 W

Area code: 907

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

8.1%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +120 (+34.8%).
Most common industries in Scammon Bay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (33.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.0%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (25.5%)
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.8%)
  • Utilities (7.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (41.4%)
  • Health care (19.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.3%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.9%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Scammon Bay, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (11.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.4%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (17.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (17.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (9.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (19.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)

Average climate in Scammon Bay, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Scammon Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1349% 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 594.7 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 481.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 536.1 miles away from Scammon Bay center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 519.5 miles away from Scammon Bay 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 576.5 miles away from Scammon Bay center
On 1/1/1902 at 05:20:00, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 473.7 miles away from Scammon Bay center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wade Hampton Census Area (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Scammon Bay topographic map

Airports located in Scammon Bay:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scammon Bay:

  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 520 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 521 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 587 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1874 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1877 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1878 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1897 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Scammon Bay:

See full list of schools located in Scammon Bay

Library in Scammon Bay:

  • SCAMMON BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,350; Location: 101 ASKINUK STREET; 3,500 books; 200 audio materials; 30 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Scammon Bay: Scammon Bay Volunteer Fire Department (A), Yukon Kuskokwim Health Scammon Bay Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

SCAMMON BAY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 484, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2013
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (3 times from JAN-31-2012 to APR-17-2012)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • 38 routine major monitoring violations
  • 79 regular monitoring violations
  • 215 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

4.9 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

88.5%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

14.6%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Scammon Bay:

Marital status in Scammon Bay, AK
  • Never married: 52.5%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.7%

For population 25 years and over in Scammon Bay:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religion statistics for Scammon Bay, AK (based on Wade Hampton Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,71312
Orthodox1,0205
Evangelical Protestant7149
Other31-
None981-
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: 17
This county:

22.40 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Wade Hampton Census Area:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Scammon Bay:

44.6%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scammon Bay:

43.6%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Scammon Bay:

25.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scammon Bay:

10.4%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scammon Bay:

6.6
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.3%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

51.0%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.1%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scammon Bay, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$14,218$17,0622$551
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 2$1,993
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,049
Totals for Government 10$14,218$17,06211$3,593

Scammon Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($230.34)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($207.87)
    Central Staff Services: $81,000 ($151.69)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($147.94)
    Electric Utilities: $59,000 ($110.49)
    Sewerage: $57,000 ($106.74)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($89.89)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($13.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $210,000 ($393.26)

Scammon Bay government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $69,000 ($129.21)
    Sewerage: $38,000 ($71.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $42,000 ($78.65)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($73.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $137,000 ($256.55)
    Other: $99,000 ($185.39)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $52,000 ($97.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,000 ($24.34)

Strongest AM radio stations in Scammon Bay:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBYR (700 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: COBB COMMUNICATIONS,INC.)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Scammon Bay:

  • K07SR (Channel 7; SCAMMON BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K02LS (Channel 2; SCAMMON BAY, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Askinuk Mt. Repeater, Within The Village Of Scammon Bay (Lat: 61.808889 Lon: -165.524194), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 25.9 m, Overall height: 27.7 m, Call Sign: WQHH678,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6226.89 MHz... (+74 more), Grant Date: 09/19/2017, Expiration Date: 07/31/2027, Certifier: Jimmy R Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Scammon Bay Airport (Lat: 61.844750 Lon: -165.565694), Call Sign: KVG9, Licensee ID: L00011273,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2.87640 MHz, 6.60540 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 2.91240 MHz, 3.45040 MHz, 5.48540 MHz, 130.900 MHz, 129.800 MHz, 130.200 MHz, 130.400 MHz, 131.100 MHz, 131.300 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/1994, Expiration Date: 08/10/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Alaska Aviation Radio Inc, 1776 K St Nw, Washington, DC 20006

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scammon Bay, AK
  • 90.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 2.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scammon Bay, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Scammon Bay compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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 significantly below state average.

Scammon Bay on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people driving a car to work alone (population 500+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #53 (99662) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #65 (99662) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 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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