Kodiak Island Borough, AK

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Population

13,773

1.04% decline

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$74,167

1.5% growth

Poverty Rate

9.34%


Number of Employees

7,010

3.62% decline

Median Property Value

$267,700

0.375% growth

About

In 2017, Kodiak Island Borough, AK had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $74,167. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined from 13,918 to 13,773, a -1.04% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,068 to $74,167, a 1.5% increase.

The population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK is 50.1% White Alone, 22.1% Asian Alone, and 12.7% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 90.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is $267,700, and the homeownership rate is 59%. Most people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.93 minutes. The average car ownership in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is 2 cars per household.

Kodiak Island Borough, AK borders Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK and Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

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

Economy

The economy of Kodiak Island Borough, AK employs 7.01k people. The largest industries in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are Manufacturing (1,206 people), Public Administration (860 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,688), Construction ($65,833), and Public Administration ($51,630).

Median household income in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is $74,167. Males in Kodiak Island 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,167

2017 value

± $11,354

1.5%

1 Year Growth

± 20.2%

Households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have a median annual income of $74,167, 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 $73,068 in 2016, which represents a 1.5% 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 Kodiak Island 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 2

  2. Census Tract 5

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $94,625, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $75,313 and $70,781.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kodiak Island Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kodiak Island Borough, AK (1.26k out of 13.5k 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 < 5, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    539 ± 170

  2. Native American

    472 ± 136

  3. Asian

    131 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is White, followed by Native American and Asian.

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

7.01k

2017 Value

± 533

-3.62%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined at a rate of -3.62%, from 7.27k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kodiak Island Borough, AK, are Production Occupations (898 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (820 people), and Management Occupations (565 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (898 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (820 people), and Management Occupations (565 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kodiak Island Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.51 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.78 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,438), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($78,021), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,735).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.01k

2017 Value

± 533

-3.62%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined at a rate of -3.62%, from 7.27k employees to 7.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kodiak Island Borough, AK, are Manufacturing (1,206 people), Public Administration (860 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Kodiak Island 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,206 people), Public Administration (860 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kodiak Island Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.15 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.63 times), and Manufacturing (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kodiak Island Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($104,688), Construction ($65,833), and Public Administration ($51,630).

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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% of the population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK has health coverage, with 32.6% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 7.33% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 9.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kodiak Island Borough, AK see 817 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (823 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1248 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 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

817 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kodiak Island Borough, AK see an average of 817 patients per year. This represents a 0.729% decrease from the previous year (823 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

22%

Uninsured

32.6%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

7.33%

Medicare

15.2%

Non-Group

9.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined by 3.11% from 22.7% to 22%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kodiak Island 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

Kodiak Island Borough, AK is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 90.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 18.5% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.54k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK is composed of 6.9k White Alone residents (50.1%), 3.04k Asian Alone residents (22.1%), 1.74k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (12.7%), 1.22k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.85%), 681 Two or More Races residents (4.94%), 129 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.937%), 32 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.232%), and 23 Black or African American Alone residents (0.167%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.54k people

18.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.61k people

As of 2017, 18.5% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents (2.54k 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 18.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

90.1%

2017 Citizenship

91.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.1% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.9k ± 54

  2. Asian Alone

    3.04k ± 122

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    1.74k ± 196

In 2017, there were 2.27 times more White Alone residents (6.9k people) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.04k Asian Alone and 1.74k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kodiak Island Borough, 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 Kodiak Island Borough, 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kodiak Island Borough, 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 (2001-)

    402 ± 150

  2. Vietnam

    210 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    147 ± 106

Kodiak Island Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was $267,700 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $266,700 to $267,700, a 0.375% increase. The homeownership rate in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have an average commute time of 9.93 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,167

Median Household Income

± $11,354

4.54k

Number of Households

± 401

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.54k households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK grew to $74,167 from the previous year's value of $73,068.

The following chart displays the households in Kodiak Island 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$267,700

2017 Median

± $14,317

$266,700

2016 Median

± $18,410

In 2017, the median property value in Kodiak Island Borough, AK grew to to $267,700 from the previous year's value of $266,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kodiak Island Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59%

2017 Homeownership

60.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59% of the housing units in Kodiak Island Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kodiak Island Borough, 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.93 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (9.93 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.221% of the workforce in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.2%

  2. Carpooled

    14.5%

  3. Walked

    8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was Drove Alone (64.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.5%) and those who Walked (8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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