Atka, AK

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Population

51

0% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$55,000

4.35% decline

Poverty Rate

7.84%


Number of Employees

30

0% growth

Median Property Value

$117,500

0.686% growth

About

In 2017, Atka, AK had a population of 51 people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $55,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atka, AK stayed from 51 to 51, a 0% change and its median household income declined from $57,500 to $55,000, a -4.35% decrease.

The population of Atka, AK is 62.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 15.7% White Alone, and 13.7% Asian Alone. 63.5% of the people in Atka, AK speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Atka, AK is $117,500, and the homeownership rate is 83.3%. Most people in Atka, AK commute by Other, and the average commute time is 5.31 minutes. The average car ownership in Atka, AK is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Atka, AK employs 30 people. The largest industries in Atka, AK are Educational Services (9 people), Public Administration (7 people), and Wholesale Trade (4 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($21,250), Total ($17,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($11,786).

Median household income in Atka, AK is $55,000. Males in Atka, 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 Atka, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,000

2017 value

± $13,608

-4.35%

1 Year Growth

± 39.6%

Households in Atka, AK have a median annual income of $55,000, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,500 in 2016, which represents a -4.35% 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 Atka, AK 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 Atka, AK 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 Atka, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atka, AK was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atka, AK (4 out of 51 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 75+ and then Males 5.

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. Native American

    4 ± 44

  2. White

    0 ± 46

  3. Black

    0 ± 46

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Atka, AK is Native American, followed by White and Black.

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

30

2017 Value

± 51

0%

1 Year growth

± 240%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atka, AK stayed at a rate of 0%, from 30 employees to 30 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atka, AK, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (7 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (5 people), and Management Occupations (4 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atka, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atka, AK, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (7 people), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (5 people), and Management Occupations (4 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atka, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (5.95 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (5.39 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atka, AK, by median earnings, are Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($68,750), Management Occupations ($68,750), and Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30

2017 Value

± 51

0%

1 Year growth

± 240%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atka, AK stayed at a rate of 0%, from 30 employees to 30 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atka, AK, are Educational Services (9 people), Public Administration (7 people), and Wholesale Trade (4 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atka, AK, though some of these residents may live in Atka, 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 Atka, AK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (9 people), Public Administration (7 people), and Wholesale Trade (4 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Atka, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (5 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (4.96 times), and Utilities (4.09 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atka, AK, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($21,250), Total ($17,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($11,786).

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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 with $4.7B and Fuel oils and $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

44.9% of the population of Atka, AK has health coverage, with 14.3% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 8.16% on Medicare, 0% on non-group plans, and 10.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atka, AK see 1131 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1045 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 281 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

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1131 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1131 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1157 patients).

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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

55.1%

Uninsured

14.3%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

8.16%

Medicare

0%

Non-Group

10.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atka, AK declined by 3.57% from 57.1% to 55.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Atka, 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

Atka, AK is home to a population of 51 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.92% of Atka, AK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Atka, AK is composed of 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (62.7%), 8 White Alone residents (15.7%), 7 Asian Alone residents (13.7%), 4 Two or More Races residents (7.84%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Atka, AK are Other Native North American Languages (36 speakers), Korean (4 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atka, AK was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Atka, AK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Atka, AK residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.92% of Atka, AK residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Atka, AK was 5.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Atka, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Atka, AK residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Atka, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atka, AK was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    32 ± 12

  2. White Alone

    8 ± 11

  3. Asian Alone

    7 ± 9

In 2017, there were 4 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (32 people) in Atka, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 White Alone and 7 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    36 speakers (57.1%)

  2. Korean

    4 speakers (6.35%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

63.5% of Atka, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Atka, AK was Other Native North American Languages. 57.1% of the overall population of Atka, AK are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 6.35% speak Korean and 0% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2 ± 13

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 16

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 13

Atka, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atka, AK was $117,500 in 2017, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,700 to $117,500, a 0.686% increase. The homeownership rate in Atka, AK is 83.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atka, AK have an average commute time of 5.31 minutes, and they commute by Other. Car ownership in Atka, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$55,000

Median Household Income

± $13,608

18

Number of Households

± 26

In 2017, the median household income of the 18 households in Atka, AK declined from $55,000 from the previous year's value of $57,500.

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Housing

Property Value

$117,500

2017 Median

± $23,697

$116,700

2016 Median

± $34,964

In 2017, the median property value in Atka, AK grew to to $117,500 from the previous year's value of $116,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atka, 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 Atka, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

83.3%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.3% of the housing units in Atka, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

5.31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atka, AK have a shorter commute time (5.31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Atka, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Other

    81.3%

  2. Drove Alone

    6.25%

  3. Walked

    6.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Atka, AK was Other, followed by those who Drove Alone and those who Walked.

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