Yakutat City and Borough, AK

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Population

682

5.57% growth

Poverty Rate

6.16%


Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$64,583

3.43% decline

Number of Employees

377

2.17% growth

Median Property Value

$185,000

11.6% growth

About

In 2017, Yakutat City and Borough, AK had a population of 682 people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $64,583. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yakutat City and Borough, AK grew from 646 to 682, a 5.57% increase and its median household income declined from $66,875 to $64,583, a -3.43% decrease.

The population of Yakutat City and Borough, AK is 43.7% White Alone, 28.3% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 14.8% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Yakutat City and Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Yakutat City and Borough, AK is $185,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.4%. Most people in Yakutat City and Borough, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 6.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Yakutat City and Borough, AK is 1 car per household.

Yakutat City and Borough, AK borders Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK and Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, AK.

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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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK employs 377 people. The largest industries in Yakutat City and Borough, AK are Public Administration (98 people), Retail Trade (46 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,083), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,500).

Median household income in Yakutat City and Borough, AK is $64,583. Males in Yakutat 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,583

2017 value

± $11,434

-3.43%

1 Year Growth

± 26.7%

Households in Yakutat City and Borough, AK have a median annual income of $64,583, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,875 in 2016, which represents a -3.43% 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 Yakutat 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.

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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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK was Census Tract 1 with a value of $64,583, 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yakutat City and Borough, AK (42 out of 682 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, 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. White

    21 ± 39

  2. Native American

    14 ± 41

  3. Two Or More

    7 ± 43

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yakutat 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

377

2017 Value

± 84

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 30.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yakutat City and Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 369 employees to 377 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yakutat City and Borough, AK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61 people), Management Occupations (38 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (37 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yakutat City and Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yakutat City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (61 people), Management Occupations (38 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (37 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yakutat City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (14.5 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (4.84 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yakutat City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($120,268), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,250), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

377

2017 Value

± 84

2.17%

1 Year growth

± 30.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yakutat City and Borough, AK grew at a rate of 2.17%, from 369 employees to 377 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yakutat City and Borough, AK, are Public Administration (98 people), Retail Trade (46 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yakutat City and Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Yakutat 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Public Administration (98 people), Retail Trade (46 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (41 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yakutat City and Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.19 times higher than expected), Public Administration (5.57 times), and Utilities (2.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yakutat City and Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,083), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,500).

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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

79.9% of the population of Yakutat City and Borough, AK has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 8.06% on non-group plans, and 0.733% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Yakutat 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK see 0 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 601 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yakutat City and Borough, 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

20.1%

Uninsured

42.4%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

8.06%

Non-Group

0.733%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yakutat City and Borough, AK grew by 5.5% from 19% to 20.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yakutat 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

Yakutat City and Borough, AK is home to a population of 682 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.01% of Yakutat City and Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Yakutat City and Borough, AK is composed of 298 White Alone residents (43.7%), 193 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (28.3%), 101 Two or More Races residents (14.8%), 38 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.57%), 37 Asian Alone residents (5.43%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.32%), 6 Black or African American Alone residents (0.88%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 5

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yakutat City and Borough, AK was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Yakutat City and Borough, AK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Yakutat City and Borough, AK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

6.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

As of 2017, 6.01% of Yakutat City and 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK was 6.35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Yakutat City and Borough, AK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Yakutat City and Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yakutat City and Borough, AK was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    298 ± 62

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    193 ± 36

  3. Two or More Races

    101 ± 29.4

In 2017, there were 1.54 times more White Alone residents (298 people) in Yakutat City and Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 101 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    27 ± 17

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    5 ± 10

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    4 ± 10

Yakutat City and Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yakutat City and Borough, AK was $185,000 in 2017, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,800 to $185,000, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Yakutat City and Borough, AK is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yakutat City and Borough, AK have an average commute time of 6.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yakutat City and Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$185,000

2017 Median

± $36,418

$165,800

2016 Median

± $13,143

In 2017, the median property value in Yakutat City and Borough, AK grew to to $185,000 from the previous year's value of $165,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Yakutat 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$64,583

Median Household Income

± $11,434

255

Number of Households

± 34

In 2017, the median household income of the 255 households in Yakutat City and Borough, AK declined from $64,583 from the previous year's value of $66,875.

The following chart displays the households in Yakutat 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Yakutat City and Borough, AK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yakutat City and Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.4%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.4% of the housing units in Yakutat City and Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

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

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Commute Time

6.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yakutat City and Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (6.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.292% of the workforce in Yakutat 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

    48.7%

  2. Walked

    26.9%

  3. Carpooled

    14.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Yakutat City and Borough, AK was Drove Alone (48.7%), followed by those who Walked (26.9%) and those who Carpooled (14.3%).

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 Yakutat 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 Yakutat City and Borough, AK have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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