Kusilvak Census Area, AK

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2019 Population
8,250
0.634% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
24.1
1.26% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
39%
3.56% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$36,754
3.42% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$71,500
5.92% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
2,192
4.98% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Kusilvak Census Area, AK had a population of 8.25k people with a median age of 24.1 and a median household income of $36,754. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Kusilvak Census Area, AK grew from 8,198 to 8,250, a 0.634% increase and its median household income grew from $35,539 to $36,754, a 3.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kusilvak Census Area, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.58%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Other (Hispanic) (0.497%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.388%). 0% of the households in Kusilvak Census Area, AK speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.5% of the residents in Kusilvak Census Area, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was $71,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%. Most people in Kusilvak Census Area, AK used some unspecified means to get work, and the average commute time was 6.79 minutes. The average car ownership in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was 0 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Alaska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Alaska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alaska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alaska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Diversity

Kusilvak Census Area, AK is home to a population of 8.25k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.68% of Kusilvak Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (139 people).

In 2019, there were 25.7 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.58k people) in Kusilvak Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 295 White (Non-Hispanic) and 253 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kusilvak Census Area, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.58k ± 103
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    295 ± 13
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    253 ± 67.3
1.13%
Hispanic Population
93 people

In 2019, there were 25.7 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.58k people) in Kusilvak Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 295 White (Non-Hispanic) and 253 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.13% of the people in Kusilvak Census Area, AK are hispanic (93 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kusilvak Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.68%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
139 people
1.09%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
89 people

As of 2019, 1.68% of Kusilvak Census Area, AK residents (139 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

24
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
29
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 47.9

In 2019, the median age of all people in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was 24.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Kusilvak Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Kusilvak Census Area, AK residents was 24.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Philippines
    18,810 ± 3,324 people
  2. Mexico
    4,189 ± 1,585 people
  3. Korea
    3,268 ± 1,400 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 18,810 Alaska residents, followed by Mexico with 4,189 and Korea with 3,268.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2019 Citizenship
99%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.5% of Kusilvak Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    74 ± 26
  2. Vietnam
    60 ± 25
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    32 ± 17

Kusilvak Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kusilvak Census Area, AK is $36,754. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $36,754, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,966. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Kusilvak Census Area, AK employs 2.19k people. The largest industries in Kusilvak Census Area, AK are Educational Services (521 people), Public Administration (482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,938), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($125,078), and Manufacturing ($108,220).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,754
2019 value
± $4,042
3.42%
1 Year Growth
± 13.8%

Households in Kusilvak Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $36,754, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,539 in 2018, which represents a 3.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,324
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,702
$54,966
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $3,098

In 2019, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  1. White
    $62,461 ± $2,986
  2. American Indian
    $56,790 ± $19,372
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $47,318 ± $20,596

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Alaska.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kusilvak Census Area, AK is from Alaska.
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.441
2018 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2019, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.271% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $36,754, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

39% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kusilvak Census Area, AK (3.2k out of 8.19k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

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
    3,090 ± 118
  2. Two Or More
    83 ± 48
  3. White
    6 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kusilvak Census Area, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More 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

2.19k
2019 Value
± 257
4.98%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Kusilvak Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 4.98%, from 2.09k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kusilvak Census Area, AK, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (320 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (269 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (266 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kusilvak Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kusilvak Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (320 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (269 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kusilvak Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.21 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.68 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kusilvak Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($107,992), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($107,652), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.19k
2019 Value
± 257
4.98%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Kusilvak Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 4.98%, from 2.09k employees to 2.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kusilvak Census Area, AK, are Educational Services (521 people), Public Administration (482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kusilvak Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Kusilvak 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 Kusilvak Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (521 people), Public Administration (482 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kusilvak Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (10.5 times higher than expected), Public Administration (4.76 times), and Utilities (4.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kusilvak Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($125,938), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($125,078), and Manufacturing ($108,220).

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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. $26.3B
  2. $15B
  3. $5.55B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $26.3B, followed by Electronics ($15B) and Gasoline ($5.55B).

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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$72.6B
2018 Value in Alaska
$144B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
98.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Alaska trade was $72.6B. This is expected to increase 98.8% to $144B 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. $16.8B
  2. $5.3B
  3. $3.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $16.8B, followed by Washington with $5.3B and Texas and $3.2B.

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

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Civics

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing the state of Alaska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kusilvak Census Area, AK is currently represented by Don Young in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alaska

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Lisa Murkowski
Senator from Alaska3
Assumed office on December 20, 2002
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of her father Frank Murkowski, who had become List of Governors of Alaska|Governor of Alaska.
Dan Sullivan
Senator from Alaska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are the senators currently representing Alaska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alaska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kusilvak Census Area, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Kusilvak Census Area, AK is currently represented by Don Young (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Kusilvak Census Area, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kusilvak Census Area, AK was $71,500 in 2019, which is 0.297 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $76,000 to $71,500, a 5.92% decrease. The homeownership rate in Kusilvak Census Area, AK is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Kusilvak Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 6.79 minutes, and they used some unspecified means to get work. Car ownership in Kusilvak Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$71,500
2019 Median
± $8,660
$76,000
2018 Median
± $3,875

In 2019, the median property value in Kusilvak Census Area, AK declined from to $71,500 from the previous year's value of $76,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,754
Median Household Income
± $4,042
1.72k
Number of Households
± 128

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.72k households in Kusilvak Census Area, AK grew to $36,754 from the previous year's value of $35,539.

The following chart displays the households in Kusilvak 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

None
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
2019 Homeownership
74.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.7% of the housing units in Kusilvak Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kusilvak Census Area, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

6.79 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kusilvak Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (6.79 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.429% of the workforce in Kusilvak Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Other (44.3%)
  2. Walked (42.3%)
  3. Drove Alone (5.7%)

In 2019, 44.3% of workers in Kusilvak Census Area, AK used some unspecified means to get work, followed by those who walked to work (42.3%) and those who drove alone to work (5.7%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kusilvak 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 Kusilvak Census Area, AK have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

80.1% of the population of Kusilvak Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 13.6% on employee plans, 57.5% on Medicaid, 3.13% on Medicare, 5.44% on non-group plans, and 0.401% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.7%). Additionally, Aleutians East Borough has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (51.9%)

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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$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

19.9%
Uninsured
13.6%
Employer Coverage
57.5%
Medicaid
3.13%
Medicare
5.44%
Non-Group
0.401%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kusilvak Census Area, AK declined by 5.41% from 21.1% to 19.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kusilvak 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. 18.7% prevalence
  2. 17.6% prevalence
  3. 15.1% prevalence

Wrangell City and Borough has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 18.7%.

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

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