Seward, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 2,796 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.2%
 
Males: 1,732  (62.0%)
Females: 1,064  (38.0%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99664.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,547 (it was $44,306 in 2000)
Seward:

$71,547
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,895 (it was $20,360 in 2000)

Seward city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $253,226 (it was $138,400 in 2000)
Seward:

$253,226
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $300,246; detached houses: $307,995; townhouses or other attached units: $311,555; in 2-unit structures: $256,220; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $267,618; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,935; mobile homes: $87,829; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $141,770

Median gross rent in 2019: $949.

March 2019 cost of living index in Seward: 107.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.0%
(2.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Seward, AK (2019)
    • 1,60858.4%White alone
    • 38914.1%American Indian alone
    • 2559.3%Hispanic
    • 2097.6%Asian alone
    • 1525.5%Two or more races
    • 762.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 622.3%Black alone

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Seward, Alaska as of September 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Seward is 342 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Seward by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
1
(40.2)
1
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(219.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(98.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.2)
1
(36.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(229.9)
2
(65.5)
3
(97.0)
6
(189.8)
3
(93.1)
2
(73.0)
1
(36.2)
5
(181.9)
27
(975.8)
11
(441.9)
23
(817.6)
11
(392.0)
6
(210.5)
3
(109.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(394.1)
21
(687.6)
9
(291.1)
7
(221.4)
10
(310.2)
12
(438.0)
6
(217.5)
13
(472.9)
7
(253.0)
12
(482.1)
8
(284.4)
14
(498.9)
10
(350.9)
14
(512.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
112
(3,678)
118
(3,864)
102
(3,299)
91
(2,879)
91
(2,823)
77
(2,810)
68
(2,465)
97
(3,529)
20
(722.8)
33
(1,326)
52
(1,849)
43
(1,532)
61
(2,140)
85
(3,111)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(197.0)
7
(229.2)
4
(129.4)
5
(158.2)
1
(31.0)
3
(109.5)
2
(72.5)
5
(181.9)
1
(36.1)
2
(80.4)
8
(284.4)
4
(142.6)
3
(105.3)
6
(219.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.5)
1
(32.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(177.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index266.0260.3182.1190.8155.7166.4137.7236.1273.6225.8308.6186.0160.7375.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Seward, AK

Crime rate in Seward detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 22 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.66
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (5.9%), Irish (3.7%), Italian (3.2%), Polish (3.2%), English (2.0%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 55 feet

Land area: 14.4 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile   (very low).

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349 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 2.2% Europe, 1.9% Latin America).

This city:

12.7%
Alaska:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,336 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (74.7 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2277.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Lowell Point, AK (1.9 miles),
Bear Creek, AK (2.0 miles ),
Primrose, AK (3.9 miles),
Crown Point, AK (4.5 miles),
Moose Pass, AK (5.1 miles ),
Cooper Landing, AK (5.3 miles ),
Chenega, AK (7.0 miles),
Whittier, AK (7.2 miles)

Latitude: 60.12 N, Longitude: 149.43 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Seward, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Seward, AK in 2019

Seward tourist attractions:

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.0%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +142 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in Seward, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (17.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.5%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Seward, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)

Average climate in Seward, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Seward-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 7154% 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 87.2 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 242.7 miles away from Seward center
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 255.5 miles away from Seward center
On 8/27/1904 at 21:56:06, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 272.8 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 243.2 miles away from Seward 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 256.0 miles away from Seward center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Seward topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Seward:

  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD HOSPITAL (Government - Local, 417 FIRST AVENUE, PO BOX 365)
  • PROVIDENCE SEWARD MED AND CARE CENTER LTC (2203 OAK STREET (P.O. BOX 430))

Airports and heliports located in Seward:

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College/University in Seward:

  • AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 295; Location: 809 Second Avenue; Public; Website: www.avtec.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seward:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 75 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 76 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 332 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1322 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1325 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1329 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1346 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in Seward:

Public elementary/middle schools in Seward:

  • SEWARD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 89, Location: 304 SEA LION AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • WILLIAM H. SEWARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 606 SEA LION DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Seward

Library in Seward:

  • SEWARD COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $391,437; Location: 238 5TH AVENUE; 28,667 books; 1,154 audio materials; 2,195 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Seward: Chugachmiut Tribal Organization North Star Clinic (A), Seward Fire Department (B), Seward Volunteer Ambulance (C), Seward Public Health Center - South Central Region (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Second Lake (A), The Lagoon (B), First Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Japanese Creek (A), Lowell Creek (B), Resurrection River (C), Scheffler Creek (D), Sawmill Creek (E), Godwin Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Seward: Two Lakes Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Resurrection Bay Historical Society (Museums; 336 3rd Avenue) (1), Seward Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 336 3rd Avenue) (2), Sauerdough Lodging (225 4th Avenue) (3), Angels Rest On Resurrection Bay (Recreational Trips & Guides; 13730 Beach Drive Lowell Point) (4), Alaska Northern Outfitters (Tours & Charters; Boardwalk) (5), Alaska Sealife Center (Tours & Charters; 301 Railway Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Seward Harbor Hotel (1412 4th Avenue) (1), Sauerdough Lodging (225 4th Avenue) (2), Four Seasons Boat Services (808 Port Avenue) (3), Sailing Inc (1406 4th Avenue) (4), Murphy's Motel (911 4th Avenue) (5), Seward's Harborview Inn (804 3rd Avenue) (6), Alaska's Third Avenue Lodging (309 3rd Avenue) (7), Country Moose Inn (33393 Forest Road) (8), Hotel Edgewater & Conference Center (200 5th Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Chad Bentz - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: May 5, 1980).

Kenai Peninsula Borough has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SEWARD (Address: 434 6th Avenue , Population served: 4,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-21-2011 to DEC-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-21-2011 to DEC-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 11 regular monitoring violations
USNPS EXIT GLACIER RANGER (Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SEWARD MARINE INDUSTRIAL CENT (Address: 434 6th Avenue , Population served: 535, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-21-2011 to DEC-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from SEP-21-2011 to DEC-06-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
KENAI FJORDS TOURS (Population served: 306, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2011
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2008)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2006
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PIT BAR AND LIQUOR STORE (Population served: 250, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-30-2013 to MAY-05-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from NOV-30-2011 to OCT-03-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2014
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 35 other older monitoring violations
SEWARD CHAPEL (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BEAR CREEK MOBILE HOME RV PARK (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 22 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 594 regular monitoring violations
USFS QUARTZ CREEK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Seward that have no violations reported:

  • SEWARD WINDSONG LODGE (Population served: 241, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EXIT GLACIER CABINS & SALMON BAKE (Population served: 124, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEWARD WINDSONG LODGE WELL #4 (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SEWARD WINDSONG LODGE EMPLOYEE AREA (Population served: 69, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RESURRECTION BAY CONDOS (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

51.1%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.3%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Seward in 2010:

  • 549 people in state prisons
  • 117 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Seward in 2000:

  • 480 people in state prisons
  • 60 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 34 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 33 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Seward (2011 data):

  • First National Bank Alaska: Seward Branch at 303 Fourth Street, branch established on 1952/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,870.3 mil, Deposits: $1,931.3 mil, headquarters in Anchorage, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Seward Branch at 908 Third Avenue, branch established on 1977/07/18. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Seward:

Marital status in Seward, AK
  • Never married: 48.0%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Seward:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Alaska average:

10.2

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

Religion statistics for Seward, AK (based on Kenai Peninsula Borough data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,68881
Other3,07913
Catholic2,8106
Mainline Protestant1,40715
Orthodox8598
None37,557-
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: 25
This county:

4.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

3.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
Here:

13.38 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenai Peninsula Borough:

6.7%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
State:

49.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.4%
Alaska:

48.0%

Average BMI:
Seward:

29.0
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.6%
Alaska:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Seward:

9.9%
Alaska:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Seward:

37.0%
Alaska:

34.1%

General health condition:
Seward:

56.4%
Alaska:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.9%
Alaska:

81.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Seward, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Transport and Terminals 11$54,706$59,6791$549
Police Protection - Officers 10$71,010$85,2120$0
Financial Administration 10$56,827$68,1921$3,069
Electric Power 9$81,182$108,2430$0
Other Government Administration 9$45,774$61,0320$0
Police - Other 6$24,700$49,4000$0
Streets and Highways 6$38,978$77,9560$0
Parks and Recreation 5$28,666$68,7986$8,186
Correction 4$35,008$105,0240$0
Local Libraries 3$10,704$42,8162$2,648
Other and Unallocable 2$10,516$63,0962$1,940
Firefighters 2$13,051$78,3060$0
Sewerage 2$13,352$80,1120$0
Water Supply 2$10,773$64,6380$0
Fire - Other 1$4,495$53,9400$0
Health 1$7,378$88,5361$844
Totals for Government 83$507,120$73,31913$17,237

Seward government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $6,409,000 ($2292.20)
    Regular Highways: $5,647,000 ($2019.67)
    Electric Utilities: $875,000 ($312.95)
    General - Other: $400,000 ($143.06)
    Hospitals: $236,000 ($84.41)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $18,473,000 ($6606.94)
    Electric Utilities: $10,034,000 ($3588.70)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $2,538,000 ($907.73)
    Police Protection: $2,057,000 ($735.69)
    Health - Other: $1,808,000 ($646.64)
    General - Other: $1,518,000 ($542.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,447,000 ($517.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,384,000 ($494.99)
    Water Utilities: $955,000 ($341.56)
    Financial Administration: $953,000 ($340.84)
    Regular Highways: $799,000 ($285.77)
    Sewerage: $709,000 ($253.58)
    Correctional Institutions: $613,000 ($219.24)
    Libraries: $574,000 ($205.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $528,000 ($188.84)
    General Public Buildings: $327,000 ($116.95)
    Parking Facilities: $205,000 ($73.32)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $137,000 ($49.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($6.80)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($68.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,110,000 ($397.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $300,000 ($107.30)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($17.88)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($5.36)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($2.86)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($1.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $22,000 ($7.87)

Seward government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $19,384,000 ($6932.76)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,957,000 ($1415.24)
    Other: $2,036,000 ($728.18)
    Sewerage: $1,193,000 ($426.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $914,000 ($326.90)
    Parking Facilities: $331,000 ($118.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($8.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,327,000 ($474.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $129,000 ($46.14)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $393,000 ($140.56)
    Interest Earnings: $357,000 ($127.68)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($6.08)
    Sale of Property: $14,000 ($5.01)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $12,630,000 ($4517.17)
    Water Utilities: $1,411,000 ($504.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,284,000 ($2962.80)
    Highways: $3,196,000 ($1143.06)
    Electric Utilities: $1,947,000 ($696.35)
    General Local Government Support: $713,000 ($255.01)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($25.39)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($6.08)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,160,000 ($1845.49)
    Property: $1,215,000 ($434.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $521,000 ($186.34)
    Motor Vehicle License: $69,000 ($24.68)
    Other License: $35,000 ($12.52)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($7.15)
    Public Utility License: $1,000 ($0.36)

Seward government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,666,000 ($12756.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,459,000 ($12682.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,096,000 ($1107.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,890,000 ($1033.62)

Seward government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,006,000 ($717.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $30,463,000 ($10895.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,655,000 ($949.57)

6.85% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Alaska average:

7.70%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.35% ($66,051 average AGI)
from Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.40% ($53,581)
from Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.20% ($78,851)


6.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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  1.21% ($56,387 average AGI)
to Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK  0.46% ($54,318)
to Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK  0.23% ($50,259)
Businesses in Seward, AK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Starbucks1
Best Western1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Nike1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Seward:

  • KSWD (950 AM; 1 kW; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSLD (1140 AM; 10 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC)
  • KBBI (890 AM; 10 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: KACHEMAK BAY BROADCASTING INC)
  • KUDO (1080 AM; 10 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CHINOOK CONCERT BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KHAR (590 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTZN (550 AM; 5 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSRM (920 AM; 5 kW; SOLDOTNA, AK; Owner: KSRM, INC.)
  • KGTL (620 AM; 5 kW; HOMER, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCHU (770 AM; 10 kW; VALDEZ, AK; Owner: TERMINAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seward:

  • K285EG (104.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K201AO (88.1 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PUFFIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K272DG (102.3 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: PENINSULA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPFN (105.9 FM; SEWARD, AK; Owner: NORTHERN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Seward:

  • K03FO (Channel 3; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)
  • K55DD (Channel 55; SEWARD, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K07PG (Channel 7; SEWARD, AK; Owner: CITY OF SEWARD)
Seward fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Seward fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.5mTotal length
  • $536,000Total costs
  • 63,027Total average daily traffic
  • 5,123Total average daily truck traffic
  • 75,566Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Seward, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Seward, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Seward)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Seward, AK)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Seward)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Seward)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of fire incidents - 46 took place in 2011, and the least - 7 in 2008. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Seward, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.6%), and Outside Fires (28.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Seward, AK
    • 24850.6%Structure Fires
    • 14028.6%Outside Fires
    • 9018.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 122.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Seward, AK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Alaska:

  • Hotel Seward Alaska, 221 Fifth Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-8001, Fax: (907) 224-3112
  • Hotel Edgewater, LLC, 202 5th Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-2700, Fax: (907) 224-2701
  • Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor Hotel, 1412 4th Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-2550, Fax: (907) 224-2509
  • Breeze Inn Hotel, 303 N Hbr, Seward, Alaska 99664 , Phone: (907) 224-5237, Fax: (907) 224-7024
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Seward, Alaska
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Seward, AK
  • 70.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 11.8%Electricity
  • 9.6%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Seward, AK
  • 66.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel


Seward compared to Alaska state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Seward on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.