Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK

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Population
6,474
0.0154% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
Median Age
41

Poverty Rate
15.2%

Median Household Income
$54,191
3.99% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$172,700
2.13% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,789
0.324% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK had a population of 6.47k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $54,191. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK grew from 6,473 to 6,474, a 0.0154% increase and its median household income grew from $52,114 to $54,191, a 3.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (39.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.44%), White (Hispanic) (1.81%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%). NaNk% of the people in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is $172,700, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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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.

N/A is currently represented by N/A 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 had become 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 N/A

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Diversity

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is home to a population of 6.47k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.69% of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK residents were born outside of the country (174 people).

In 2018, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.94k people) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.53k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 611 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.94k ± 10
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.53k ± 87
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    611 ± 81.5
3.77%
Hispanic Population
244 people

In 2018, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.94k people) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.53k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 611 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.77% of the people in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK are hispanic (244 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.69%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
174 people
2.29%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
148 people

As of 2018, 2.69% of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK residents (174 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was 2.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK residents was 41.

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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

98.7%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.7% of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    238 ± 39
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    79 ± 29

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is $54,191. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $63,462, followed by Census Tract 9401 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $53,409 and $46,411.

Males in Alaska have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Alaska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK employs 2.79k people. The largest industries in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK are Public Administration (438 people), Educational Services (351 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,781), Wholesale Trade ($57,857), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,191
2018 value
± $2,561
3.99%
1 Year Growth
± 6.93%

Households in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK have a median annual income of $54,191, 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 $52,114 in 2017, which represents a 3.99% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424
Average Male Salary in Alaska
± $3,558
$50,667
Average Female Salary in Alaska
± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Alaska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Alaska
  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 in Alaska.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2017 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.436
2016 Wage GINI in Alaska

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 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 2
  2. Census Tract 9401
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $63,462, followed by Census Tract 9401 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $53,409 and $46,411.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK (972 out of 6.42k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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
    479 ± 59
  2. White
    353 ± 57
  3. Two Or More
    105 ± 38

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.79k
2018 Value
± 158
0.324%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.324%, from 2.78k employees to 2.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, are Management Occupations (314 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (290 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (314 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (290 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.1 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.19 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,833), Legal Occupations ($71,635), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($68,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.79k
2018 Value
± 158
0.324%
1 Year growth
± 7.99%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK grew at a rate of 0.324%, from 2.78k employees to 2.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, are Public Administration (438 people), Educational Services (351 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, though some of these residents may live in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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 Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (438 people), Educational Services (351 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.38 times), and Utilities (3.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($105,781), Wholesale Trade ($57,857), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,125).

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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. $40.8B
  2. $4.7B
  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

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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$64.6B
2015 Value in Alaska
$74.6B
Projected 2045 Value in Alaska
15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% 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. $17.7B
  2. $7.35B
  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was $172,700 in 2018, which is 0.752 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $169,100 to $172,700, a 2.13% increase. The homeownership rate in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$172,700
2018 Median
± $6,293
$169,100
2017 Median
± $8,260

In 2018, the median property value in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK grew to to $172,700 from the previous year's value of $169,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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 Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$54,191
Median Household Income
± $2,561
2.36k
Number of Households
± 138

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.36k households in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK grew to $54,191 from the previous year's value of $52,114.

The following chart displays the households in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
2018 Homeownership
73%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.8% of the housing units in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.25% of the workforce in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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
    50.3%
  2. Walked
    22.3%
  3. Carpooled
    14.4%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK was Drove Alone (50.3%), followed by those who Walked (22.3%) and those who Carpooled (14.4%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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 Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

74.1% of the population of Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK has health coverage, with 30.6% on employee plans, 22.9% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 6.7% on non-group plans, and 2.63% 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).

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%)

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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Alaska
$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

25.9%
Uninsured
30.6%
Employer Coverage
22.9%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
6.7%
Non-Group
2.63%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, AK declined by 7.37% from 27.9% to 25.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prince of Wales-Hyder 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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