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Sitka City and Borough, AK&

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Population
8,921
0.25% decline
Median Age
39.1
Median Household Income
$70,160
0.31% decline
Poverty Rate
9%
Number of Employees
4,766
0.21% growth
Median Property Value
$341,600
0.89% growth

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

Economy

The economy of Sitka City and Borough, AK employs 4,766 people. The economy of Sitka City and Borough, AK is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Transportation & Warehousing; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 7.25; 1.86; and 1.65 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sitka City and Borough, AK are Healthcare & Social Assistance (972), Educational Services (488), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (458), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($86,140), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($58,889), and Utilities ($46,875).

Median household income in Sitka City and Borough, AK is $70,160. Males in Sitka City and Borough, AK have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,224. The income inequality of Sitka City and Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 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 Sitka City and Borough, AK. In Sitka City and Borough, AK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 202 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,492. Bethel Census Area, AK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Alaska.

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Diversity

Sitka City and Borough, AK is home to a population of 8,921 people, from which 95.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sitka City and Borough, AK is composed of 5,544 White residents (62.1%), 1,115 Native residents (12.5%), 873 Two+ residents (9.8%), 605 Asian residents (6.78%), and 556 Hispanic residents (6.23%). The most common foreign languages in Sitka City and Borough, AK are Tagalog (301 speakers), Spanish (191 speakers), and Other Native North American (104 speakers), but compared to other places, Sitka City and Borough, AK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (104 speakers), Thai (36 speakers), and Tagalog (301 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK awarded 125 degrees. The student population of Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK is skewed towards females, with 35 male students and 90 female students. Most students in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are American Indian (53 and 42.4%), followed by White (43 and 34.4%), Asian (10 and 8%), and Black or African American (6 and 4.8%). The largest universities in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK by number of graduates are Ilisagvik College (125 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are Other Construction Trade (22 and 17.6%), Plumber (18 and 14.4%), and Carpenter (14 and 11.2%). The median tuition costs in Subsistence Alaska PUMA, AK are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Sitka City and Borough, AK is $341,600, which is 1.67 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $338,600 to $341,600, a 0.89% increase. The homeownership rate of Sitka City and Borough, AK is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sitka City and Borough, AK have an average commute time of 10.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sitka City and Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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