Aleutians West Census Area, AK

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2020 Population
5,708
0.176% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Don Young
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.7
2.85% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.6%
11.2% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$87,443
0.0263% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$316,700
13.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Aleutians West Census Area, AK had a population of 5.71k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $87,443. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK grew from 5,698 to 5,708, a 0.176% increase and its median household income declined from $87,466 to $87,443, a −0.0263% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (40.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.2%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.34%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.5%).

None of the households in Aleutians West 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.

74.6% of the residents in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $316,700, and the homeownership rate was 27.7%.

Most people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 7.18 minutes. The average car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 2 cars per household.

Aleutians West Census Area, AK borders Aleutians East Borough, AK.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Aleutians West Census Area, AK is home to a population of 5.71k people, from which 74.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 42% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.4k people).

In 2020, there were 1.76 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.34k people) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k White (Non-Hispanic) and 560 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

74.6%
2020 Citizenship
74.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 74.6% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 74.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Aleutians West Census Area, AK
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.34k ± 94
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.32k ± 4
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    560 ± 44
13.8%
Hispanic Population
789 people

In 2020, there were 1.76 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.34k people) in Aleutians West Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.32k White (Non-Hispanic) and 560 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.8% of the people in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are hispanic (789 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

42%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.4k people
41.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.37k people

As of 2020, 42% of Aleutians West Census Area, AK residents (2.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was 41.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    119 ± 67
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    113 ± 50
  3. Vietnam
    33 ± 23

Aleutians West Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Aleutians West Census Area, AK employs 3.81k people. The largest industries in Aleutians West Census Area, AK are Manufacturing (1,203 people), Transportation & Warehousing (626 people), and Public Administration (415 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,833), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($88,636), and Utilities ($81,172).

Occupations

3.81k
2020 Value
± 296
−0.653%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of −0.653%, from 3.83k employees to 3.81k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Production Occupations (631 people), Material Moving Occupations (452 people), and Management Occupations (339 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.81k
2020 Value
± 296
−0.653%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined at a rate of −0.653%, from 3.83k employees to 3.81k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Aleutians West Census Area, AK, are Manufacturing (1,203 people), Transportation & Warehousing (626 people), and Public Administration (415 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Aleutians West Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Aleutians West 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

$54,389
Median earning men ± $10,327
$33,992
Median earning women ± $4,233

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($101,719), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($88,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,250), Construction ($61,250), and Information ($50,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 34
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 29
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 26
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $10.1B
  2. $7.84B
  3. $4.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $10.1B, followed by Electronics ($7.84B) and Meat/seafood ($4.1B).

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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$41.8B
2020 Value in Alaska
$68.3B
Projected 2050 Value in Alaska
63.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $41.8B. This is expected to increase 63.4% to $68.3B by 2050.

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. $10.4B
  2. $3.24B
  3. $1.15B

In 2020, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $10.4B, followed by Washington with $3.24B and Texas and $1.15B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Aleutians West Census Area, AK went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.59%).

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.

Aleutians West 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 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.

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 Aleutians West Census Area, AK

Don Young
Alaska at-large Representative
Republican Party

Aleutians West 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 Aleutians West Census Area, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.319% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.388% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (165k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (95.3k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Aleutians West Census Area, AK was $316,700 in 2020, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $279,200 to $316,700, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is 27.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 7.18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$316,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$61,170
$362
Median Property Taxes
±$73

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 Aleutians West Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Aleutians West Census Area, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

27.7%
Homeownership
2020
73.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 27.7% of the housing units in Aleutians West Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 28.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 1

The following map shows all of the tracts in Aleutians West 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.
$87,443
Median Household Income
± $4,734
1.31k
Number of Households
± 136

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.31k households in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined from $87,443 from the previous year's value of $87,466.

The following chart displays the households in Aleutians West 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Aleutians West Census Area, AK is from Alaska.
0.435
2020 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.44
2019 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2020, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.22% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (49.2%)
  2. Walked (32%)
  3. Carpooled (12.4%)

In 2020, 49.2% of workers in Aleutians West Census Area, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (32%) and those who carpooled to work (12.4%).

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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Commute Time

7.18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Aleutians West Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (7.18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Aleutians West Census Area, 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 Aleutians West 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 Aleutians West Census Area, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Aleutians West Census Area, AK (412 out of 5.42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 15 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Aleutians West Census Area, AK is Asian, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

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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82.8% of the population of Aleutians West Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 63.5% on employee plans, 8.91% on Medicaid, 4.66% on Medicare, 5.27% on non-group plans, and 0.459% 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).

Primary care physicians in Aleutians West Census Area, AK see 2862 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2882 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 939 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 704 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 62.7% were men and 37.3% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,862 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 2,862 patients per year. This represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (2,882 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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 49.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 62.7% were men and 37.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

17.2%
Uninsured
63.5%
Employer Coverage
8.91%
Medicaid
4.66%
Medicare
5.27%
Non-Group
0.459%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Aleutians West Census Area, AK declined by 1.79% from 17.5% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Aleutians West Census Area, AK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, 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 42.3% in Aleutians West Census Area, AK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.6% in Aleutians West Census Area, AK.

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