Shungnak, AK

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Population

280

3.45% decline

Median Age

22.5


Median Household Income

$39,688

2.8% decline

Poverty Rate

31.9%


Number of Employees

67

8.22% decline

Median Property Value

$93,800

2.29% decline

About

In 2017, Shungnak, AK had a population of 280 people with a median age of 22.5 and a median household income of $39,688. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shungnak, AK declined from 290 to 280, a -3.45% decrease and its median household income declined from $40,833 to $39,688, a -2.8% decrease.

The population of Shungnak, AK is 79.3% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 13.2% White Alone, and 6.43% Two or More Races. 57.9% of the people in Shungnak, AK speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Shungnak, AK is $93,800, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Shungnak, AK commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 8.26 minutes. The average car ownership in Shungnak, AK is 0 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Shungnak, AK employs 67 people. The largest industries in Shungnak, AK are Public Administration (13 people), Retail Trade (11 people), and Educational Services (8 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($62,917), Other Services Except Public Administration ($27,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,250).

Median household income in Shungnak, AK is $39,688. Males in Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,688

2017 value

± $10,951

-2.8%

1 Year Growth

± 44.2%

Households in Shungnak, AK have a median annual income of $39,688, 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 $40,833 in 2016, which represents a -2.8% 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 Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, 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 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shungnak, AK (87 out of 273 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    58 ± 30

  2. White

    27 ± 41

  3. Two Or More

    2 ± 45

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

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

67

2017 Value

± 52

-8.22%

1 Year decline

± 116%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shungnak, AK declined at a rate of -8.22%, from 73 employees to 67 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shungnak, AK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (15 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (9 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shungnak, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shungnak, AK, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (15 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (9 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shungnak, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.64 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (4.5 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shungnak, AK, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($58,750), Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($35,000), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($33,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67

2017 Value

± 52

-8.22%

1 Year decline

± 116%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shungnak, AK declined at a rate of -8.22%, from 73 employees to 67 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shungnak, AK, are Public Administration (13 people), Retail Trade (11 people), and Educational Services (8 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shungnak, AK, though some of these residents may live in Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (13 people), Retail Trade (11 people), and Educational Services (8 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shungnak, AK has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (46.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (12.8 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shungnak, AK, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($62,917), Other Services Except Public Administration ($27,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,250).

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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.

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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.

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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

76.8% of the population of Shungnak, AK has health coverage, with 18.6% on employee plans, 52.9% on Medicaid, 3.93% on Medicare, 1.43% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shungnak, 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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1,131 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Alaska see an average of 1,131 patients per year. This represents a 2.25% decrease from the previous year (1,157 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

23.2%

Uninsured

18.6%

Employer Coverage

52.9%

Medicaid

3.93%

Medicare

1.43%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shungnak, AK declined by 12.6% from 26.6% to 23.2%.

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

Shungnak, AK is home to a population of 280 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Shungnak, AK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Shungnak, AK is composed of 222 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (79.3%), 37 White Alone residents (13.2%), 18 Two or More Races residents (6.43%), 3 Asian Alone residents (1.07%), 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 Shungnak, AK are Other Native North American Languages (173 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 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 Shungnak, AK was 22.5. 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 Shungnak, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Shungnak, AK residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0% of Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK was 0%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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 Shungnak, AK was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shungnak, 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

    222 ± 41

  2. White Alone

    37 ± 30

  3. Two or More Races

    18 ± 15.8

In 2017, there were 6 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (222 people) in Shungnak, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37 White Alone and 18 Two or More Races 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

    173 speakers (57.9%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

57.9% of Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK was Other Native North American Languages. 57.9% of the overall population of Shungnak, AK are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) 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. Gulf War (2001-)

    2 ± 13

  2. Vietnam

    2 ± 13

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    0 ± 13

Shungnak, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shungnak, AK was $93,800 in 2017, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,000 to $93,800, a 2.29% decrease. The homeownership rate in Shungnak, AK is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shungnak, AK have an average commute time of 8.26 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Shungnak, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$39,688

Median Household Income

± $10,951

55

Number of Households

± 19

In 2017, the median household income of the 55 households in Shungnak, AK declined from $39,688 from the previous year's value of $40,833.

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Housing

Property Value

$93,800

2017 Median

± $17,830

$96,000

2016 Median

± $17,087

In 2017, the median property value in Shungnak, AK declined from to $93,800 from the previous year's value of $96,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shungnak, 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 Shungnak, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Shungnak, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

8.26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shungnak, AK have a shorter commute time (8.26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Shungnak, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    69.7%

  2. Other

    30.3%

  3. Drove Alone

    0%

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

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