White Mountain, Alaska

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Population in 2019: 201 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 
Males: 96  (48.1%)
Females: 105  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

32.4 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years

Zip codes: 99784.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,243 (it was $25,833 in 2000)
White Mountain:

$52,243
AK:

$75,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,649 (it was $10,034 in 2000)

White Mountain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $105,658 (it was $77,000 in 2000)
White Mountain:

$105,658
AK:

$281,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $122,341; detached houses: $121,006

Median gross rent in 2019: $850.

March 2019 cost of living index in White Mountain: 104.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.4%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in White Mountain, AK (2019)
    • 15097.4%American Indian alone
    • 127.8%White alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in White Mountain, Alaska as of June 24, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in White Mountain is 85 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (2.4%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1969

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 113 people per square mile   (very low).

White Mountain, Alaska map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
White Mountain city:

1.2% ($921)
Alaska:

1.4% ($1,888)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (491.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (2822.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Golovin, AK (3.8 miles),
Elim, AK (5.9 miles ),
Nome, AK (7.8 miles ),
Koyuk, AK (8.3 miles ),
Shaktoolik, AK (8.3 miles ),
Stebbins, AK (9.4 miles ),
St. Michael, AK (9.7 miles ),
Teller, AK (9.7 miles )

Latitude: 64.68 N, Longitude: 163.41 W

Area code: 907

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

9.5%
Alaska:

8.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +23 (+12.8%).
Most common industries in White Mountain, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (48.7%)
  • Health care (25.6%)
  • Public administration (12.8%)
  • Air transportation (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (38.5%)
  • Air transportation (23.1%)
  • Public administration (23.1%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (53.8%)
  • Health care (30.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
Most common occupations in White Mountain, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (20.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (12.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (12.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (23.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (23.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (23.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15.4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (0.0%)
  • Financial managers (0.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (23.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (19.2%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (11.5%)
  • Child care workers (11.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)

Average climate in White Mountain, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

White Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 1335% 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 373.9 miles away from White Mountain center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 556.7 miles away from White Mountain 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 478.7 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 487.4 miles away from White Mountain center
On 2/3/2000 at 10:24:59, a magnitude 6.1 (5.4 MB, 5.2 MS, 6.1 ML, 5.7 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 265.3 miles away from the city center
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 212.5 miles away from White Mountain 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 Nome Census Area (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Freeze: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
White Mountain topographic map

Airports located in White Mountain:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to White Mountain:

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 459 miles; Fairbanks, AK; Full-time enrollment: 6,397)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 489 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 490 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 12,483)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 1851 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 1854 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 1863 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 1875 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)

Public high school in White Mountain:

See full list of schools located in White Mountain

Library in White Mountain:

  • NAQIAKSRAT LIBRARY (Operating income: $21,024; Location: ROCKY ROAD & FISH RIVER ROAD; 5,629 books; 136 audio materials; 58 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in White Mountain: White Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (A), Norton Sound Health Natchirsvik Health Clinic (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Nome 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 White Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

WHITE MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 210, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (3 times from DEC-04-2013 to FEB-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2014 to FEB-11-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In SEP-01-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Other (2 times from FEB-11-2014 to FEB-11-2014)
  • 38 routine major monitoring violations
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
  • 65 other older monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.9 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.7%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

16.9%
Whole state:

8.6%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in White Mountain:

Marital status in White Mountain, AK
  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 26.0%
  • Separated: 9.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in White Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 18.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 3.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Alaska average:

10.2

Religion statistics for White Mountain, AK (based on Nome Census Area data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,1989
Evangelical Protestant1,12718
Catholic8805
Other1581
Orthodox1002
None5,029-
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: 12
Here:

12.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Here:

1.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Nome Census Area:

8.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Nome Census Area:

6.5%
Alaska:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Nome Census Area:

31.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
White Mountain:

45.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
White Mountain:

21.8%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
White Mountain:

10.5%
Alaska:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
White Mountain:

6.5
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.2%
Alaska:

33.9%

General health condition:
White Mountain:

50.9%
State:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of White Mountain, 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
Other Government Administration 1$3,784$45,40810$633
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,275
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$266
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$957
Totals for Government 1$3,784$45,40813$3,130

White Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $455,000 ($2263.68)
    General - Other: $359,000 ($1786.07)
    Financial Administration: $86,000 ($427.86)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($348.26)
    Water Utilities: $59,000 ($293.53)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($213.93)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($189.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $24,000 ($119.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($84.58)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($24.88)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($24.88)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $190,000 ($945.27)

White Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $65,000 ($323.38)
    Other: $31,000 ($154.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($109.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($69.65)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $25,000 ($124.38)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($69.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $42,000 ($208.96)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $551,000 ($2741.29)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($323.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $135,000 ($671.64)
    Other: $45,000 ($223.88)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($79.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $867,000 ($4313.43)

5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,799 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
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  2.58% ($39,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in White Mountain:

  • KICY (850 AM; 50 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: ARCTIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • KNOM (780 AM; 25 kW; NOME, AK; Owner: CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NORTHERN ALASKA)
  • KOTZ (720 AM; 10 kW; KOTZEBUE, AK; Owner: KOTZEBUE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KNSA (930 AM; 3 kW; UNALAKLEET, AK; Owner: UNALAKLEET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYUK (640 AM; 10 kW; BETHEL, AK; Owner: BETHEL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJNP (1170 AM; 50 kW; NORTH POLE, AK; Owner: EVAN. ALASKA MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP)
  • KSKO (870 AM; 10 kW; MCGRATH, AK; Owner: KUSKOKWIM PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KIYU (910 AM; 5 kW; GALENA, AK; Owner: BIG RIVER PULBLIC BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KIAM (630 AM; 10 kW; NENANA, AK; Owner: VOICE OF CHRIST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KDLG (670 AM; 10 kW; DILLINGHAM, AK; Owner: DILLINGHAM CITY SCHOOLS)
  • KFAR (660 AM; 10 kW; FAIRBANKS, AK; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around White Mountain:

  • K11QT (Channel 11; WHITE MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K13TD (Channel 13; WHITE MOUNTAIN, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • White Mountain (Lat: 64.681667 Lon: -163.410833), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 13.7 m, Call Sign: WQIQ308
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 03/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/11/2028, Certifier: David J GrogginsRegistrant: Monte R. Lee & Company, 100 Nw 63rd Street - Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, Phone: (405) 842-2405, Fax: (405) 848-8078, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • White Mountain, Village & Dump Rd (Lat: 64.677583 Lon: -163.395917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WQPH860,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6790.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/23/2022, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2013, Certifier: Nicholas Jordon, Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 501 E Bluff Drive Mp288, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 264-7347, Email:
  • White Mountain, Waste Disposal Rd (Lat: 64.677500 Lon: -163.394917), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Call Sign: WQYM376,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2016, Expiration Date: 11/04/2026, Certifier: Jimmy Sipes, Registrant: Gci Communication Corp, 2550 Denali Street, Suite 1000, Anchorage, AK 99503, Phone: (907) 868-5615, Fax: (907) 868-9817, Email:
  • WHITE MTN, Village And Dump Roads (Lat: 64.677333 Lon: -163.395833), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 11.3 m, Overall height: 14.6 m, Call Sign: WQZH794,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2017, Expiration Date: 05/22/2027, Certifier: Dave Cundiff, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • WHITE MTN, 33 Mi Ne Of Solomon (Lat: 64.677583 Lon: -163.395917), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WHE525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2172.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2005, Registrant: Alascom, Inc., 1200 Peachtree St, 5w30, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 810-4020, Fax: (404) 810-7349, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in White Mountain)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in White Mountain, AK
  • 75.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.9%Wood
  • 5.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in White Mountain, AK
  • 100.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


White Mountain 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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