Unalaska, AK

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,342
0.0691% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.7
1.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.01%
22.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$104,706
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$434,200
5.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Unalaska, AK had a population of 4.34k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $104,706. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Unalaska, AK grew from 4,339 to 4,342, a 0.0691% increase and its median household income grew from $94,271 to $104,706, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Unalaska, AK are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (47.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.8%), Other (Hispanic) (6.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.83%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.2%).

None of the households in Unalaska, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

69.3% of the residents in Unalaska, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Unalaska, AK was $434,200, and the homeownership rate was 23.2%.

Most people in Unalaska, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 6.14 minutes. The average car ownership in Unalaska, AK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Unalaska, AK is home to a population of 4.34k people, from which 69.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 51.2% of Unalaska, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.22k people).

In 2022, there were 2.16 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in Unalaska, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 947 White (Non-Hispanic) and 278 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

69.3%
2022 Citizenship
66.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 69.3% of Unalaska, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Unalaska, AK was 66.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Unalaska, AK
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 194
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    947 ± 69
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    278 ± 104
16.3%
Hispanic Population
706 people

In 2022, there were 2.16 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.05k people) in Unalaska, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 947 White (Non-Hispanic) and 278 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.3% of the people in Unalaska, AK are hispanic (706 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

51.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.22k people
53.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.32k people

As of 2022, 51.2% of Unalaska, AK residents (2.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Unalaska, AK was 53.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    85 ± 50
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    32 ± 28
  3. Vietnam
    13 ± 17

Unalaska, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Unalaska, AK employs 3.03k people. The largest industries in Unalaska, AK are Manufacturing (1,292 people), Transportation & Warehousing (533 people), and Public Administration (299 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,500), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($97,500).

Occupations

3.03k
2022 Value
± 301
−3.19%
1 Year decline
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Unalaska, AK declined at a rate of −3.19%, from 3.13k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Unalaska, AK, are Production Occupations (887 people), Material Moving Occupations (309 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (235 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Unalaska, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.03k
2022 Value
± 301
−3.19%
1 Year decline
± 15.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Unalaska, AK declined at a rate of −3.19%, from 3.13k employees to 3.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Unalaska, AK, are Manufacturing (1,292 people), Transportation & Warehousing (533 people), and Public Administration (299 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Unalaska, AK, though some of these residents may live in Unalaska, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,977
Median earning men ± $5,447
$36,789
Median earning women ± $4,188

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,333), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,159).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,208), Construction ($72,917), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alaska went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.47%).

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.

Unalaska, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola 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 was elected 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.

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US Representatives from Unalaska, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Unalaska, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Unalaska, AK was $434,200 in 2022, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $412,100 to $434,200, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Unalaska, AK is 23.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Unalaska, AK have an average commute time of 6.14 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Unalaska, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$434,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,407
$185
Median Property Taxes
±$66

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Unalaska, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

23.2%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 23.2% of the housing units in Unalaska, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 24.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 2
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$104,706
Median Household Income
± $11,830
796
Number of Households
± 114

In 2022, the median household income of the 796 households in Unalaska, AK grew to $104,706 from the previous year's value of $94,271.

The following chart displays the households in Unalaska, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Unalaska, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51.9%)
  2. Walked (35.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.07%)

In 2022, 51.9% of workers in Unalaska, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (35.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.07%).

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Commute Time

6.14 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Unalaska, AK have a shorter commute time (6.14 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Unalaska, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Unalaska, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Unalaska, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Unalaska, AK (344 out of 4.29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 15 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Unalaska, AK is Asian, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

83.6% of the population of Unalaska, AK has health coverage, with 67.6% on employee plans, 7.29% on Medicaid, 2.94% on Medicare, 5.62% on non-group plans, and 0.162% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see 2817 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 947 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 710 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,817 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Aleutians West Census Area, AK

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see an average of 2,817 patients per year. This represents a 1.57% decrease from the previous year (2,862 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Aleutians West Census Area, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 24.1% between 18 and 34 years, 51% between 35 and 64 years, and 5.69% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 64.1% were men and 35.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.4%
Uninsured
67.6%
Employer Coverage
7.29%
Medicaid
2.94%
Medicare
5.62%
Non-Group
0.162%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Unalaska, AK declined by 11.5% from 18.5% to 16.4%.

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