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Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK&

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Population
13,715
0.12% growth
Median Age
39.2
Median Household Income
$64,162
0.09% decline
Poverty Rate
10.8%
Number of Employees
6,822
2.51% growth
Median Property Value
$257,100
1.82% growth

About the photo: Approaching Sawyer Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord valley of mountains and waterfalls.

Economy

The economy of Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK employs 6,822 people. The economy of Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Transportation & Warehousing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.91; 2.52; and 2.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK are Retail trade (1,041), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,005), and Transportation & Warehousing (713), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($120,250), Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($68,125), and Utilities ($66,406).

Median household income in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is $64,162. Males in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,168. The income inequality of Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.398 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK. In Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,805. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.

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Diversity

Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is home to a population of 13,715 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is composed of 8,858 White residents (64.6%), 1,775 Native residents (12.9%), 1,259 Two+ residents (9.2%), 1,037 Asian residents (7.56%), and 634 Hispanic residents (4.62%). The most common foreign languages in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK are Tagalog (521 speakers), Spanish (266 speakers), and Other Native North American (106 speakers), but compared to other places, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (106 speakers), Tagalog (521 speakers), and Other Pacific Island (105 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK awarded 2,117 degrees. The student population of Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK is skewed towards females, with 821 male students and 1,296 female students. Most students in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are White (1,124 and 53.1%), followed by Unknown (373 and 17.6%), American Indian (245 and 11.6%), and Two or more races (119 and 5.62%). The largest universities in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK by number of graduates are University of Alaska Fairbanks (1,526 and 72.1%), University of Alaska Southeast (591 and 27.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are General Business Administration & Management (84 and 3.97%), General Biological Sciences (61 and 2.88%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (34 and 1.61%). The median tuition costs in Greater Fairbanks, Greater Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Road-Connected Alaska PUMA, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,936 and $19,628 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is $257,100, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $252,500 to $257,100, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate of Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is 59.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK have an average commute time of 12.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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