Denali Borough, AK

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Population

2,303

8.38% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$83,295

2.45% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

1,529

16.5% growth

Median Property Value

$224,200

1.92% decline

About

In 2017, Denali Borough, AK had a population of 2.3k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $83,295. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Denali Borough, AK grew from 2,125 to 2,303, a 8.38% increase and its median household income grew from $81,302 to $83,295, a 2.45% increase.

The population of Denali Borough, AK is 82.7% White Alone, 9.25% Two or More Races, and 4.73% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Denali Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Denali Borough, AK is $224,200, and the homeownership rate is 78.6%. Most people in Denali Borough, AK commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Denali Borough, AK is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Denali also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet.

Economy

The economy of Denali Borough, AK employs 1.53k people. The largest industries in Denali Borough, AK are Accommodation & Food Services (392 people), Transportation & Warehousing (321 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (209 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,156), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,114), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,875).

Median household income in Denali Borough, AK is $83,295. Males in Denali Borough, 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 Denali Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$83,295

2017 value

± $6,362

2.45%

1 Year Growth

± 9.82%

Households in Denali Borough, AK have a median annual income of $83,295, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $81,302 in 2016, which represents a 2.45% 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 Denali Borough, 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. Census Tract 1

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Denali Borough, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $83,295, 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

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Denali Borough, AK (351 out of 2.26k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    277 ± 210

  2. Two Or More

    41 ± 93

  3. Asian

    25 ± 55

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Denali Borough, AK is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.53k

2017 Value

± 331

16.5%

1 Year growth

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denali Borough, AK grew at a rate of 16.5%, from 1.31k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Denali Borough, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (220 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (209 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (204 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Denali Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Denali Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (220 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (209 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denali Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.4 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.34 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Denali Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($100,179), Production Occupations ($96,667), and Material Moving Occupations ($84,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.53k

2017 Value

± 331

16.5%

1 Year growth

± 23.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Denali Borough, AK grew at a rate of 16.5%, from 1.31k employees to 1.53k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Denali Borough, AK, are Accommodation & Food Services (392 people), Transportation & Warehousing (321 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (209 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Denali Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Denali Borough, 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 Denali Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (392 people), Transportation & Warehousing (321 people), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (209 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Denali Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.8 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (6.21 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (4.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Denali Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($100,156), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,114), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($96,875).

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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. $42.3B

  2. $5.03B

  3. $3.84B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $42.3B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($3.84B).

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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$68.5B

2020 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

8.98% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $68.5B. This is expected to increase 8.98% 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. $19.2B

  2. $7B

  3. $1.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Washington with $7B and Utah and $1.6B.

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

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Health

79.2% of the population of Denali Borough, AK has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 5.24% on Medicaid, 5.42% on Medicare, 24.4% on non-group plans, and 0.617% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Denali Borough, AK see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Denali Borough, AK see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

20.8%

Uninsured

43.5%

Employer Coverage

5.24%

Medicaid

5.42%

Medicare

24.4%

Non-Group

0.617%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Denali Borough, AK declined by 10.6% from 23.2% to 20.8%.

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

Denali Borough, AK is home to a population of 2.3k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.2% of Denali Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (236 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Denali Borough, AK is composed of 1.91k White Alone residents (82.7%), 213 Two or More Races residents (9.25%), 109 Asian Alone residents (4.73%), 50 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.17%), 17 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.738%), 5 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.217%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.174%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 8

23

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 37.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Denali Borough, AK was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 23. But people in Denali Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Denali Borough, AK residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

236 people

6.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

132 people

As of 2017, 10.2% of Denali Borough, AK residents (236 people) 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 Denali Borough, AK was 6.21%, 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

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Denali Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Denali Borough, AK was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.91k ± 307

  2. Two or More Races

    213 ± 108

  3. Asian Alone

    109 ± 49

In 2017, there were 8.94 times more White Alone residents (1.91k people) in Denali Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 213 Two or More Races and 109 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    74 ± 36

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    21 ± 13

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    10 ± 12

Denali Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Denali Borough, AK was $224,200 in 2017, which is 0.976 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $228,600 to $224,200, a 1.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Denali Borough, AK is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Denali Borough, AK have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Denali Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$224,200

2017 Median

± $32,280

$228,600

2016 Median

± $24,335

In 2017, the median property value in Denali Borough, AK declined from to $224,200 from the previous year's value of $228,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Denali Borough, 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 Denali Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$83,295

Median Household Income

± $6,362

678

Number of Households

± 108

In 2017, the median household income of the 678 households in Denali Borough, AK grew to $83,295 from the previous year's value of $81,302.

The following chart displays the households in Denali Borough, 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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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.6% of the housing units in Denali Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Denali Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Denali Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    46.4%

  2. Drove Alone

    35%

  3. Carpooled

    8.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Denali Borough, AK was Walked (46.4%), followed by those who Drove Alone (35%) and those who Carpooled (8.78%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Denali Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Denali Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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