Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK

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Population

1,301

7.8% decline

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Median Age

32.3


Median Household Income

$45,208

3.06% growth

Number of Employees

581

5.99% decline

Median Property Value

$118,500

17.6% decline

About

In 2017, Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK had a population of 1.3k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $45,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK declined from 1,411 to 1,301, a -7.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,864 to $45,208, a 3.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.8%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (6.76%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.846%). N/A% of the people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is $118,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 6.43 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is 0 cars 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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Economy

The economy of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK employs 581 people. The largest industries in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are Public Administration (138 people), Educational Services (112 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (44 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,179), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,813), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

Median household income in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is $45,208. Males in Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,208

2017 value

± $3,882

3.06%

1 Year Growth

± 12.6%

Households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have a median annual income of $45,208, 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 $43,864 in 2016, which represents a 3.06% 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $45,208, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK (213 out of 1.29k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    183 ± 35

  2. White

    17 ± 44

  3. Two Or More

    11 ± 39

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

581

2017 Value

± 96

-5.99%

1 Year decline

± 24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK declined at a rate of -5.99%, from 618 employees to 581 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, are Management Occupations (84 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (77 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (84 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (77 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (54 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.88 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.19 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($83,167), Protective Service Occupations ($70,833), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($70,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

581

2017 Value

± 96

-5.99%

1 Year decline

± 24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK declined at a rate of -5.99%, from 618 employees to 581 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, are Public Administration (138 people), Educational Services (112 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (44 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (138 people), Educational Services (112 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (44 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (5.09 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.36 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,179), Transportation & Warehousing ($62,813), and Finance & Insurance ($53,750).

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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

67.7% of the population of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has health coverage, with 26.6% on employee plans, 29.1% on Medicaid, 3.69% on Medicare, 5.07% on non-group plans, and 3.31% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK see 1563 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1562 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

1,563 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK see an average of 1,563 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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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

32.3%

Uninsured

26.6%

Employer Coverage

29.1%

Medicaid

3.69%

Medicare

5.07%

Non-Group

3.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK declined by 4.9% from 33.9% to 32.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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%.

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Diversity

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is home to a population of 1.3k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.15% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

In 2017, there were 3.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (868 people) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 283 White (Non-Hispanic) and 88 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

3.69%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

52 people

As of 2017, 3.15% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents (41 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 3.69%, 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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    868 ± 213

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    283 ± 89

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    88 ± 41

In 2017, there were 3.07 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (868 people) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 283 White (Non-Hispanic) and 88 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    20 ± 14

  2. Vietnam

    16 ± 15

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    8 ± 11

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was $118,500 in 2017, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,800 to $118,500, a 17.6% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have an average commute time of 6.43 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,500

2017 Median

± $11,653

$143,800

2016 Median

± $33,646

In 2017, the median property value in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK declined from to $118,500 from the previous year's value of $143,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake and Peninsula Borough, 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,208

Median Household Income

± $3,882

408

Number of Households

± 48

In 2017, the median household income of the 408 households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew to $45,208 from the previous year's value of $43,864.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

6.43 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (6.43 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.186% of the workforce in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    36.6%

  2. Other

    29%

  3. Drove Alone

    22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was Walked (36.6%), followed by those who Other (29%) and those who Drove Alone (22%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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