Kwethluk, Alaska

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Kwethluk, Alaska

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Kwethluk strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

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Comparative Profile of Kwethluk, Alaska

Comparing Kwethluk to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 8
Racial Diversity 1 3
Senior Citizens 1 5
Female Share of the Population 1 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 7 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Working at Home 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Affordability of Rents 2 7
People Living Alone 1 1

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Kwethluk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 387 miles W of Anchorage, Alaska
County Bethel
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99621
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 60.77
Longitude -161.38

Kwethluk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 12 F
Apr Temp 18 to 33 F
Jul Temp 49 to 63 F
Oct Temp 25 to 35 F
Annual Precip 16.1 inches
Distance 216.2 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 11 F
Apr Temp 14 to 32 F
Jul Temp 49 to 62 F
Oct Temp 19 to 34 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
Distance 219.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 23 F
Apr Temp 25 to 41 F
Jul Temp 48 to 64 F
Oct Temp 26 to 41 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Kwethluk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 713 100%
Male 384 53.9%
Female 329 46.1%
Under 18 340 47.7%
18+ 373 52.3%
65+ 41 5.8%
Median Age 19.6
Average Family Size 5.08
White 34 4.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 662 92.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 14 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Kwethluk Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 726
Growth 13
Growth % 1.8%

Kwethluk Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 99.7%
Finnish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Kwethluk 713 $27,500
Akiak 309 $36,875
Napakiak 353 $29,167
Napaskiak 390 $32,083
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Kwethluk High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 219 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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