Aleutians West Census Area, AK

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Population

5,784

1.23% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$85,192

2.04% decline

Poverty Rate

7.54%


Number of Employees

3,961

2.99% decline

Median Property Value

$238,800

13% growth

About

In 2017, Aleutians West Census Area, AK had a population of 5.78k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $85,192. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK grew from 5,714 to 5,784, a 1.23% increase and its median household income declined from $86,964 to $85,192, a -2.04% decrease.

The population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK is 37.7% Asian Alone, 24.8% White Alone, and 13.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 77.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is $238,800, and the homeownership rate is 30.1%. Most people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 7.76 minutes. The average car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is 2 cars per household.

Aleutians West Census Area, AK borders Aleutians East Borough, AK.

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Economy

The economy of Aleutians West Census Area, AK employs 3.96k people. The largest industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are Manufacturing (1,363 people), Transportation & Warehousing (573 people), and Retail Trade (364 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,458), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,750), and Educational Services ($58,333).

Median household income in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is $85,192. Males in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Aleutians West Census Area, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$85,192

2017 value

± $5,274

-2.04%

1 Year Growth

± 8.78%

Households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $85,192, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $86,964 in 2016, which represents a -2.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aleutians West Census Area, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $90,500, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $57,500 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aleutians West Census Area, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aleutians West Census Area, AK (419 out of 5.56k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Asian

    129 ± 58

  2. Native American

    90 ± 37

  3. White

    83 ± 47

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is Asian, followed by Native American and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.96k

2017 Value

± 275

-2.99%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -2.99%, from 4.08k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Production Occupations (803 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (522 people), and Material Moving Occupations (399 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (803 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (522 people), and Material Moving Occupations (399 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians West Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.85 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.5 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($155,278), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,563), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($88,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.96k

2017 Value

± 275

-2.99%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of -2.99%, from 4.08k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Manufacturing (1,363 people), Transportation & Warehousing (573 people), and Retail Trade (364 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Aleutians West Census Area, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,363 people), Transportation & Warehousing (573 people), and Retail Trade (364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Aleutians West Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (3.4 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (3.4 times), and Public Administration (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($101,458), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,750), and Educational Services ($58,333).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

78.8% of the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 64.4% on employee plans, 4.69% on Medicaid, 3.87% on Medicare, 5.17% on non-group plans, and 0.662% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see 5702 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.835% decrease from the previous year (5750 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1129 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1129 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,702 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see an average of 5,702 patients per year. This represents a 0.835% decrease from the previous year (5,750 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aleutians West Census Area, AK in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

21.2%

Uninsured

64.4%

Employer Coverage

4.69%

Medicaid

3.87%

Medicare

5.17%

Non-Group

0.662%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined by 0.535% from 21.3% to 21.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aleutians West Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Aleutians West Census Area, AK is home to a population of 5.78k people, from which 77.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 37.4% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.16k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK is composed of 2.18k Asian Alone residents (37.7%), 1.44k White Alone residents (24.8%), 780 Hispanic or Latino residents (13.5%), 665 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (11.5%), 291 Black or African American Alone residents (5.03%), 272 Two or More Races residents (4.7%), 148 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (2.56%), and 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

37.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.16k people

36.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.11k people

As of 2017, 37.4% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents (2.16k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 36.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

77.7%

2017 Citizenship

78.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 77.7% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 78.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    2.18k ± 86

  2. White Alone

    1.44k ± 10

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    780 ± 180

In 2017, there were 1.52 times more Asian Alone residents (2.18k people) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.44k White Alone and 780 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Aleutians West Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    92 ± 26

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    73 ± 37

  3. Vietnam

    52 ± 29

Aleutians West Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $238,800 in 2017, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $211,400 to $238,800, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is 30.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 7.76 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$85,192

Median Household Income

± $5,274

1.22k

Number of Households

± 94

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.22k households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined from $85,192 from the previous year's value of $86,964.

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$238,800

2017 Median

± $48,045

$211,400

2016 Median

± $41,515

In 2017, the median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK grew to to $238,800 from the previous year's value of $211,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Aleutians West Census Area, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aleutians West Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Aleutians West Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

30.1%

2017 Homeownership

28.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 30.1% of the housing units in Aleutians West Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 28.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Aleutians West Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

7.76 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (7.76 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    45.4%

  2. Walked

    41.6%

  3. Carpooled

    9.02%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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