Wrangell City and Borough, AK

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Population

2,475

3.08% growth

Median Age

49.1


Median Household Income

$56,094

5.87% growth

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Number of Employees

1,095

0.0912% decline

Median Property Value

$194,000

5.84% growth

About

In 2017, Wrangell City and Borough, AK had a population of 2.48k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $56,094. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew from 2,401 to 2,475, a 3.08% increase and its median household income grew from $52,986 to $56,094, a 5.87% increase.

The population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK is 64.4% White Alone, 20.6% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 8.53% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is $194,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 8.59 minutes. The average car ownership in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wrangell City and Borough, AK employs 1.1k people. The largest industries in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are Health Care & Social Assistance (225 people), Retail Trade (177 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($72,679), Utilities ($67,857), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($65,250).

Median household income in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is $56,094. Males in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,094

2017 value

± $5,257

5.87%

1 Year Growth

± 15.4%

Households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have a median annual income of $56,094, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,986 in 2016, which represents a 5.87% 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 Wrangell City and 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.

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 3

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was Census Tract 3 with a value of $56,094, 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 Wrangell City and 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

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wrangell City and Borough, AK (287 out of 2.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 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. White

    146 ± 51

  2. Native American

    114 ± 40

  3. Two Or More

    25 ± 39

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is White, followed by Native American 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

1.1k

2017 Value

± 120

-0.0912%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined at a rate of -0.0912%, from 1.1k employees to 1.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, are Management Occupations (162 people), Sales & Related Occupations (134 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (115 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (162 people), Sales & Related Occupations (134 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wrangell City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.6 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.44 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,625), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($78,173), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($78,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.1k

2017 Value

± 120

-0.0912%

1 Year decline

± 15.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined at a rate of -0.0912%, from 1.1k employees to 1.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (225 people), Retail Trade (177 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wrangell City and Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (225 people), Retail Trade (177 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (148 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wrangell City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.4 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.25 times), and Public Administration (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wrangell City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($72,679), Utilities ($67,857), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($65,250).

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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

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

84.9% of the population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK has health coverage, with 35.4% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 9.72% on non-group plans, and 2.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wrangell City and Borough, AK see N/A patients per year on average, which represents a N/A N/A from the previous year (N/A patients). Compare this to dentists who see N/A patients per year, and mental health providers who see N/A 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

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N/A

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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

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 

$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

15.1%

Uninsured

35.4%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

18%

Medicare

9.72%

Non-Group

2.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wrangell City and Borough, AK declined by 16.7% from 18.1% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wrangell City and 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wrangell City and Borough, AK is home to a population of 2.48k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.4% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (109 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK is composed of 1.6k White Alone residents (64.4%), 510 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (20.6%), 211 Two or More Races residents (8.53%), 78 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.15%), 77 Asian Alone residents (3.11%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.162%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 49.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Wrangell City and Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

109 people

4.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

110 people

As of 2017, 4.4% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents (109 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 4.58%, 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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.6k ± 130

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    510 ± 87

  3. Two or More Races

    211 ± 58.7

In 2017, there were 3.13 times more White Alone residents (1.6k people) in Wrangell City and Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 510 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 211 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wrangell City and Borough, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wrangell City and Borough, AK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    66 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    20 ± 20

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    18 ± 14

Wrangell City and Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was $194,000 in 2017, which is 0.892 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $183,300 to $194,000, a 5.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have an average commute time of 8.59 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wrangell City and Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,094

Median Household Income

± $5,257

1.08k

Number of Households

± 107

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.08k households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew to $56,094 from the previous year's value of $52,986.

The following chart displays the households in Wrangell City and Borough, 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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Housing

Property Value

$194,000

2017 Median

± $20,159

$183,300

2016 Median

± $20,278

In 2017, the median property value in Wrangell City and Borough, AK grew to to $194,000 from the previous year's value of $183,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wrangell City and 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 Wrangell City and Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wrangell City and Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

68.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Wrangell City and Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

8.59 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (8.59 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.964% of the workforce in Wrangell City and Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    58.6%

  2. Walked

    15.8%

  3. Carpooled

    10.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wrangell City and Borough, AK was Drove Alone (58.6%), followed by those who Walked (15.8%) and those who Carpooled (10.6%).

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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