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Dillingham Census Area, Alaska (AK)

County population in 2019: 4,923 (all rural); it was 4,922 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 337
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 597
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 927
Renter-occupied apartments: 629 (it was 602 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

37%

Land area: 18675 sq. mi.

Water area: 2253.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 0 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dillingham Census Area: 104.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (42.6%), Public administration (13.3%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dillingham Census Area, AK (2019)
    • 3,75672.8%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 74814.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3286.4%Two or more races
    • 1863.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 751.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 641.2%Asian alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

30.8 years
Alaska median age:

35.0 years
Males: 2,511  (51.0%)
Females: 2,412  (49.0%)
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Average household size:
Dillingham Census Area:

3.0 people
Alaska:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,302 ($43,079 in 1999)
This county:

$55,302
Alaska:

$75,463

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $806 (lower quartile is $383, upper quartile is $1,185)
This county:

$806
State:

$1095


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $190,829 (it was $108,200 in 2000)
Dillingham Census Area:

$190,829
Alaska:

$281,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,299 - $289,634

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $220,785
Here:

$220,785
State:

$312,426

In 2-unit structures: $330,377
Here:

$330,377
State:

$307,665

Mobile homes: $349,683
Here:

$349,683
State:

$95,336

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,795
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $516

Institutionalized population: 10
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,561 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,366 (2.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Dillingham Census Area, AK in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dillingham Census Area, AK in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dillingham Census Area, AK in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.2%
Dillingham Census Area:

16.2%
Alaska:

10.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.3% for American Indian residents, 10.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 30.8 years old
(Males: 31.4 years old, Females: 30.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.6 years old, Black residents: 68.0 years old, American Indian residents: 28.1 years old, Asian residents: 43.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13.3 years old, Other race residents: 36.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dillingham Census Area is $765 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $970 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1199 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dillingham, Togiak, New Stuyahok, Manokotak, Aleknagik, Koliganek, Ekwok, Clark's Point, Twin Hills, Portage Creek.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dillingham Census Area: Recreation Camp (A), Iron Creek (B), Little Afognak (C), Litnik (D), Port Vita (E), Shuyak Radio Communication Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Afognak Lake (A), Big Kitoi Lake (B), Lake A B Schwartz (C), Gretchen Lake (D), Hidden Lake (E), Laura Lake (F), Little Kitoi Lake (G), Lower Malina Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Malina Creek (A), Hatchery Creek (B), Afognak River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.8%
Alaska:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Dillingham Census Area, AK
County total employment by year in Dillingham Census Area, AK
County average yearly wages by year in Dillingham Census Area, AK

Current college students: 176
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 116 (89.0% naturalized citizens)

Dillingham Census Area:

2.4%
Whole state:

8.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 172010 or later
  • 82000 to 2009
  • 531990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 7Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 97.6%

Dillingham Census Area marital status for males Dillingham Census Area marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,043
  • One, attached: 31
  • Two: 54
  • 3 or 4: 126
  • 5 to 9: 121
  • 10 to 19: 66
  • Mobile homes: 32

Housing units in Dillingham Census Area with a mortgage: 261 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 650

Here:

28.6% with mortgage
State:

60.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dillingham Census Area

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Orthodox9887
Catholic5782
Evangelical Protestant4429
Mainline Protestant4366
Other581
None2,345-
Dillingham Census Area Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Dillingham Census Area:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Dillingham Census Area:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

8.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dillingham Census Area:

7.3%
Alaska:

6.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Dillingham Census Area:

37.3%
State:

27.8%

Earthquake activity:

Dillingham Census Area-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alaska state average. It is 3586% 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 398.8 miles away from Dillingham Census Area center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 10/9/1900 at 12:28:00, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK) earthquake occurred 237.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/10/1938 at 20:18:41, a magnitude 8.2 (8.2 UK) earthquake occurred 267.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/1912 at 07:40:24, a magnitude 7.5 (7.5 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 175.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/23/1906 at 17:22:00, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 236.6 miles away from Dillingham Census Area center
On 7/22/2020 at 06:12:44, a magnitude 7.8 (7.8 MW, Depth: 17.4 mi) earthquake occurred 285.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alaska Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 30, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1423: June 26, 2002, FEMA Id: 1423, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Alaska Winter Storms And Avalanches, Incident Period: December 21, 1999 to February 23, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1316: February 17, 2000, FEMA Id: 1316, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Alaska Severe Freezing, Incident Period: January 15, 1989 to February 15, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-826: May 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 826, Natural disaster type: Freeze

The number of natural disasters in Dillingham Census Area (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dillingham Census Area

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 666 (33.7%)
  • Carpooled: 422 (21.3%)
  • Bus: 4 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 4 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 316 (16.0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 469 (23.7%)
  • Worked at home: 79 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Sudan (49%)
  • Korea (15%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Colombia (9%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Panama (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dillingham Census Area


  • German (3%)
  • Sudanese (2%)
  • Irish (0%)
  • English (0%)
  • Greek (0%)
  • Polish (0%)
  • European (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska in 2000:

  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska in 2010:

  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,862.

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Alaska average:

7.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.43% relocated from other counties in Alaska ($32,871 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($15,000 average AGI)
Dillingham Census Area:

1.89%
Alaska average:

5.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  1.43% ($54,240 average AGI)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($58,757 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Alaska average:

8.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.82% relocated to other counties in Alaska ($43,542 average AGI)
1.25% relocated to other states ($15,215 average AGI)
Dillingham Census Area:

1.25%
Alaska average:

5.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  2.50% ($47,023 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3

Births per 1000 population in Dillingham Census Area

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 2.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Dillingham Census Area

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dillingham Census Area
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 18.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dillingham Census Area

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 364 (326 aged, 38 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 277 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,923
  • Male householders: 734 (200 living alone), Female householders: 686 (128 living alone)
  • 564 spouses (561 opposite-sex spouses), 144 unmarried partners, (144 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,714 children (1,589 natural, 85 adopted, 38 stepchildren), 373 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 13 foster children, 86 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 386

Size of family households: 280 2-persons, 209 3-persons, 215 4-persons, 119 5-persons, 97 6-persons, 124 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 326 1-person, 55 2-persons, 13 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

637 married couples with children.
448 single-parent households (150 men, 298 women).

61.3% of residents of Dillingham Census Area speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
36.8% of residents speak other language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,596,000 ($15,962 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $675,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $10,667,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,599,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,760,000
Federal grants: $52,976,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,645,000 ($442,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,948,000 ($84,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $50,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $18,000
Federal Government insurance: $85,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 439
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

80 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 175
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

25 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -248
Here -50 per 1000 residents
State -7 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dillingham Census Area

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.5
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.0

Year house built in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • Year house built in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • 212014 or later
  • 132010 to 2013
  • 3172000 to 2009
  • 4831990 to 1999
  • 7121980 to 1989
  • 5521970 to 1979
  • 2211960 to 1969
  • 351950 to 1959
  • 371940 to 1949
  • 441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • 101 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 1443 rooms
  • 2364 rooms
  • 2565 rooms
  • 1006 rooms
  • 417 rooms
  • 238 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • 251 room
  • 1292 rooms
  • 1143 rooms
  • 1524 rooms
  • 625 rooms
  • 206 rooms
  • 117 rooms
  • 98 rooms
  • 59+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • 10no bedroom
  • 821 bedroom
  • 1692 bedrooms
  • 3683 bedrooms
  • 2274 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska
  • 24no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 1502 bedrooms
  • 1513 bedrooms
  • 404 bedrooms
  • 175+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dillingham Census Area in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dillingham Census Area in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 285no vehicle
  • 2761 vehicle
  • 2202 vehicles
  • 323 vehicles
  • 314 vehicles
  • 225+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dillingham Census Area in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dillingham Census Area in renter-occupied apartments
  • 260no vehicle
  • 2231 vehicle
  • 682 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.8% of Dillingham Census Area residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Alaska.

Dillingham Census Area:

84.8%
State average:

82.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,103
  • Other state: 788
  • Northeast: 63
  • Midwest: 246
  • South: 107
  • West: 356
Year householders moved into unit in Dillingham Census Area, AK
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dillingham Census Area
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 88.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Electricity
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 92.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

2.2%
Alaska:

8.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9
Here:

2.9%
Alaska:

8.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

7.5%
Alaska:

16.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability
Most common first names in Dillingham Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1370.4 years
Mary1173.9 years
Annie787.1 years
James764.2 years
Anuska782.7 years
Robert662.1 years
Nels676.3 years
Natalia583.8 years
William570.0 years
Andrew559.4 years
Most common last names in Dillingham Census Area, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1072.3 years
Nelson676.5 years
Nick674.9 years
Andrew584.8 years
Bavilla573.2 years
Nielsen569.0 years
Hansen469.0 years
Blunka452.5 years
Moxie472.3 years
Nicholson467.7 years

Businesses in Dillingham Census Area, AK

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • Nike: 2
  • True Value: 1