Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK

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2022 Population
5,355
1.44% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.8
0.562% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.9%
1.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,826
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$86,600
11.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK had a population of 5.36k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $47,826. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK declined from 5,433 to 5,355, a −1.44% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,405 to $47,826, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (66.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7%), White (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 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.

98.5% of the residents in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was $86,600, and the homeownership rate was 72.4%.

Most people in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK walked to work, and the average commute time was 8.72 minutes. The average car ownership in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was 0 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK is home to a population of 5.36k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.07% of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (111 people).

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 375 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.58k ± 116
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 17
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    375 ± 89.6
2.67%
Hispanic Population
143 people

In 2022, there were 3.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.58k people) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 375 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK are hispanic (143 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

2.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
111 people
1.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
73 people

As of 2022, 2.07% of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK residents (111 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    149 ± 43
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    90 ± 52
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 19

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK employs 2.36k people. The largest industries in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK are Public Administration (567 people), Educational Services (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (222 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,536), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,357), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,125).

Occupations

2.36k
2022 Value
± 288
2.21%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 2.31k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (299 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (252 people), and Management Occupations (245 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.36k
2022 Value
± 288
2.21%
1 Year growth
± 15.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 2.31k employees to 2.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK, are Public Administration (567 people), Educational Services (364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (222 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 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

$38,203
Median earning men ± $11,390
$34,702
Median earning women ± $7,442

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($115,341), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($95,459), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($87,813).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,875), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($46,429), and Public Administration ($40,536).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 35
    Retail Trade
  2. 26
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 18
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

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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.

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 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 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

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

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was $86,600 in 2022, which is 0.307 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $77,400 to $86,600, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK is 72.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 8.72 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Median household income in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK is $47,826. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $55,921, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $51,500 and $39,643.

Property

$86,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,012
$1,504
Median Property Taxes
±$101

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 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

72.4%
Homeownership
2022
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.4% of the housing units in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 4

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $55,921, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $51,500 and $39,643.

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

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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.
$47,826
Median Household Income
± $5,856
2.08k
Number of Households
± 149

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.08k households in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK grew to $47,826 from the previous year's value of $43,405.

The following chart displays the households in Yukon-Koyukuk 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 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. Walked (41.4%)
  2. Drove Alone (26.3%)
  3. Other (15%)

In 2022, 41.4% of workers in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (26.3%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (15%).

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Commute Time

8.72 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (8.72 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

0 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yukon-Koyukuk 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 Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK have 0 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK (1.22k out of 5.31k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, 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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Health

79% of the population of Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 34.4% on Medicaid, 9.61% on Medicare, 8.84% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK see 5230 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.82% decrease from the previous year (5327 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2538 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 508 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,230 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK

Primary care physicians in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK see an average of 5,230 patients per year. This represents a 1.82% decrease from the previous year (5,327 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.4% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.3% were men and 47.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

21%
Uninsured
24.4%
Employer Coverage
34.4%
Medicaid
9.61%
Medicare
8.84%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK declined by 6% from 22.4% to 21%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.4% in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 20% in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK.

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