Dillingham Census Area, AK

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Population

4,974

0.12% decline

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Median Age

30.1


Median Household Income

$58,708

4.73% growth

Number of Employees

1,989

2.9% growth

Median Property Value

$189,500

3.51% decline

About

In 2017, Dillingham Census Area, AK had a population of 4.97k people with a median age of 30.1 and a median household income of $58,708. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dillingham Census Area, AK declined from 4,980 to 4,974, a -0.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,055 to $58,708, a 4.73% increase.

The population of Dillingham Census Area, AK is 72% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 16.2% White Alone, and 6.74% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Dillingham Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dillingham Census Area, AK is $189,500, and the homeownership rate is 62%. Most people in Dillingham Census Area, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 8.09 minutes. The average car ownership in Dillingham Census Area, AK is 1 car per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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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Economy

The economy of Dillingham Census Area, AK employs 1.99k people. The largest industries in Dillingham Census Area, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (398 people), Educational Services (377 people), and Public Administration (331 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,141), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,891).

Median household income in Dillingham Census Area, AK is $58,708. Males in Dillingham Census Area, 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 Dillingham Census Area, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,708

2017 value

± $5,073

4.73%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Dillingham Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $58,708, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,055 in 2016, which represents a 4.73% 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 Alaska 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 Alaska 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 Dillingham Census Area, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dillingham Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $76,389, followed by Census Tract 1 and N/A, with respective values of $40,703 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dillingham Census Area, AK (817 out of 4.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Native American

    731 ± 60

  2. Two Or More

    46 ± 40

  3. White

    40 ± 45

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dillingham Census Area, AK is Native American, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.99k

2017 Value

± 182

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dillingham Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 1.93k employees to 1.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dillingham Census Area, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (336 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (302 people), and Management Occupations (268 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dillingham Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dillingham Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (336 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (302 people), and Management Occupations (268 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dillingham Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.84 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.55 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dillingham Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($115,139), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($95,313), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($75,972).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.99k

2017 Value

± 182

2.9%

1 Year growth

± 12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dillingham Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 1.93k employees to 1.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dillingham Census Area, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (398 people), Educational Services (377 people), and Public Administration (331 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dillingham Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Dillingham Census Area, 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 Dillingham Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (398 people), Educational Services (377 people), and Public Administration (331 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dillingham Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.21 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.56 times), and Utilities (3.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dillingham Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($95,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,141), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,891).

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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. $42.3B

  2. $5.03B

  3. $3.84B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $42.3B, followed by Gasoline ($5.03B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($3.84B).

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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$68.5B

2020 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

8.98% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alaska trade was $68.5B. This is expected to increase 8.98% to $74.6B by 2045.

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. $19.2B

  2. $7B

  3. $1.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $19.2B, followed by Washington with $7B and Utah and $1.6B.

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

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Health

76.1% of the population of Dillingham Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 33.2% on Medicaid, 3.93% on Medicare, 6.46% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dillingham Census Area, AK see 500 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (453 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 708 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 155 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

500 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dillingham Census Area, AK see an average of 500 patients per year. This represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (453 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

23.9%

Uninsured

31.5%

Employer Coverage

33.2%

Medicaid

3.93%

Medicare

6.46%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dillingham Census Area, AK declined by 7.53% from 25.8% to 23.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dillingham Census Area, 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

Dillingham Census Area, AK is home to a population of 4.97k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.05% of Dillingham Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (102 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dillingham Census Area, AK is composed of 3.58k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (72%), 808 White Alone residents (16.2%), 335 Two or More Races residents (6.74%), 155 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.12%), 75 Asian Alone residents (1.51%), 22 Black or African American Alone residents (0.442%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dillingham Census Area, AK was 30.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Dillingham Census Area, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dillingham Census Area, AK residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

102 people

2.45%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

122 people

As of 2017, 2.05% of Dillingham Census Area, AK residents (102 people) 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 Dillingham Census Area, AK was 2.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Dillingham Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dillingham Census Area, AK was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.58k ± 80

  2. White Alone

    808 ± 9

  3. Two or More Races

    335 ± 80.5

In 2017, there were 4.43 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.58k people) in Dillingham Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 808 White Alone and 335 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dillingham Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    61 ± 21

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    30 ± 17

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    25 ± 16

Dillingham Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dillingham Census Area, AK was $189,500 in 2017, which is 0.825 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $196,400 to $189,500, a 3.51% decrease. The homeownership rate in Dillingham Census Area, AK is 62%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dillingham Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 8.09 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dillingham Census Area, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$189,500

2017 Median

± $15,406

$196,400

2016 Median

± $14,872

In 2017, the median property value in Dillingham Census Area, AK declined from to $189,500 from the previous year's value of $196,400.

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

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Household Income

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$58,708

Median Household Income

± $5,073

1.41k

Number of Households

± 97

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.41k households in Dillingham Census Area, AK grew to $58,708 from the previous year's value of $56,055.

The following chart displays the households in Dillingham 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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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dillingham Census Area, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dillingham Census Area, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

62%

2017 Homeownership

60.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62% of the housing units in Dillingham Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

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

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Commute Time

8.09 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dillingham Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (8.09 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.0546% of the workforce in Dillingham Census Area, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    37.3%

  2. Walked

    23.5%

  3. Carpooled

    18.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dillingham Census Area, AK was Drove Alone (37.3%), followed by those who Walked (23.5%) and those who Carpooled (18.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dillingham 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 Dillingham Census Area, AK have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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