Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK

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2022 Population
999
1.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.6
1.2% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
3.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,607
24% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$167,000
43.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK had a population of 999 people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $61,607. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew from 986 to 999, a 1.32% increase and its median household income grew from $49,688 to $61,607, a 24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (61.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (17.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (15.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%).

None of the households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was $167,000, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%.

Most people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 7.16 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 0 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is home to a population of 999 people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.51% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (65 people).

In 2022, there were 3.61 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (617 people) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171 White (Non-Hispanic) and 153 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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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)
    617 ± 95
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    171 ± 98
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    153 ± 106
0.1%
Hispanic Population
1 people

In 2022, there were 3.61 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (617 people) in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 171 White (Non-Hispanic) and 153 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.1% of the people in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are hispanic (1 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

6.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
65 people
5.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
55 people

As of 2022, 6.51% of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK residents (65 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was 5.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22 ± 19
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3 ± 11

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK employs 487 people. The largest industries in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK are Public Administration (147 people), Educational Services (105 people), and Construction (75 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($178,601), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($110,357), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($78,281).

Occupations

487
2022 Value
± 121
11.4%
1 Year growth
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew at a rate of 11.4%, from 437 employees to 487 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (96 people), Management Occupations (66 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (56 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

487
2022 Value
± 121
11.4%
1 Year growth
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew at a rate of 11.4%, from 437 employees to 487 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK, are Public Administration (147 people), Educational Services (105 people), and Construction (75 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,295
Median earning men ± $25,995
$26,500
Median earning women ± $9,099

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Construction ($178,638), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($110,893), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($78,594).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($34,375), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,250), and Retail Trade ($22,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 317k people employed in Alaska. This represents a 3.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alaska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 18
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 12
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities
  3. 12
    Manufacturing

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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.

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola 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 was elected 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 Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is currently represented by Mary Peltola (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.495% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.397% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (168k), Some college (147k), and Bachelors Degree (98.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK was $167,000 in 2022, which is 0.592 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,400 to $167,000, a 43.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is 67.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have an average commute time of 7.16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Property

$167,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$29,106
$219
Median Property Taxes
±$43

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
Homeownership
2022
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.2% 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 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 1
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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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Household Income

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$61,607
Median Household Income
± $7,202
326
Number of Households
± 51

In 2022, the median household income of the 326 households in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew to $61,607 from the previous year's value of $49,688.

The following chart displays the households in Lake and Peninsula 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK is from Alaska.
0.436
2022 Wage GINI in Alaska
0.437
2021 Wage GINI in Alaska

In 2022, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.308% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (37.3%)
  2. Walked (34.4%)
  3. Other (13.3%)

In 2022, 37.3% of workers in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (34.4%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (13.3%).

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Commute Time

7.16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (7.16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.437% of the workforce in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK (151 out of 995 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Health

68.5% of the population of Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK has health coverage, with 24.3% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 4.91% on Medicare, 7.21% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 26.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

31.5%
Uninsured
24.3%
Employer Coverage
30.6%
Medicaid
4.91%
Medicare
7.21%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK grew by 25.1% from 25.2% to 31.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.1% in Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

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