Kodiak Island Borough, AK

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2022 Population
13,065
1.16% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lisa Murkowski
Republican Party
US Senator
Dan Sullivan
Republican Party
US Representative
Mary Peltola
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.1
0.284% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.04%
3.55% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$91,138
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$355,000
14.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kodiak Island Borough, AK had a population of 13.1k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $91,138. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined from 13,218 to 13,065, a −1.16% decrease and its median household income grew from $83,765 to $91,138, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are White (Non-Hispanic) (46%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (22.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.99%), and White (Hispanic) (4.63%).

None of the households in Kodiak Island 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.

90.8% of the residents in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was $355,000, and the homeownership rate was 56.6%.

Most people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 2 cars per household.

Kodiak Island Borough, AK borders Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK and Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK.

Population & Diversity

Kodiak Island Borough, AK is home to a population of 13.1k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.3% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (2.53k people).

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.01k people) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.48k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2022 Citizenship
90.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.8% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kodiak Island Borough, AK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.01k ± 272
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.96k ± 152
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    1.48k ± 167
8.8%
Hispanic Population
1.15k people

In 2022, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.01k people) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.48k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.8% of the people in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are hispanic (1.15k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

19.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.53k people
18.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.49k people

As of 2022, 19.3% of Kodiak Island Borough, AK residents (2.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was 18.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    700 ± 227
  2. Vietnam
    222 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    187 ± 104

Kodiak Island Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kodiak Island Borough, AK employs 6.14k people. The largest industries in Kodiak Island Borough, AK are Manufacturing (1,084 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (769 people), and Public Administration (608 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,750), Construction ($76,996), and Public Administration ($76,404).

Occupations

6.14k
2022 Value
± 576
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 6.22k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kodiak Island Borough, AK, are Production Occupations (752 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (725 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (526 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.14k
2022 Value
± 576
−1.35%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kodiak Island Borough, AK declined at a rate of −1.35%, from 6.22k employees to 6.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kodiak Island Borough, AK, are Manufacturing (1,084 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (769 people), and Public Administration (608 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kodiak Island Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Kodiak Island 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

$41,373
Median earning men ± $8,865
$37,065
Median earning women ± $2,691

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,430), Construction ($77,039), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,931).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,250), Construction ($64,808), and Public Administration ($46,442).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 182
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 159
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 86
    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.

Kodiak Island 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK

Mary Peltola
Alaska at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Kodiak Island 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 Kodiak Island 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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK was $355,000 in 2022, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $311,100 to $355,000, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is 56.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have an average commute time of 11.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is $91,138. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $108,518, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $94,205 and $81,806.

Property

$355,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$34,611
$2,500
Median Property Taxes
±$311

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 Kodiak Island Borough, AK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

56.6%
Homeownership
2022
74.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.6% of the housing units in Kodiak Island Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2
  2. Census Tract 5
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kodiak Island Borough, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $108,518, followed by Census Tract 5 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $94,205 and $81,806.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kodiak Island Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$91,138
Median Household Income
± $11,155
4.42k
Number of Households
± 475

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.42k households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK grew to $91,138 from the previous year's value of $83,765.

The following chart displays the households in Kodiak Island 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kodiak Island 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 (60.9%)
  2. Carpooled (15.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.47%)

In 2022, 60.9% of workers in Kodiak Island Borough, AK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.6%) and those who worked at home (6.47%).

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Commute Time

11.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (11.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.854% of the workforce in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kodiak Island Borough, AK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.04% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kodiak Island Borough, AK (1.03k out of 12.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kodiak Island Borough, AK is Native American, followed by Asian and White.

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

87.1% of the population of Kodiak Island Borough, AK has health coverage, with 31.8% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 8.49% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 13.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kodiak Island Borough, AK see 812 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.76% decrease from the previous year (890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

812 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kodiak Island Borough, AK

Primary care physicians in Kodiak Island Borough, AK see an average of 812 patients per year. This represents a 8.76% decrease from the previous year (890 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kodiak Island Borough, AK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.3% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52% were men and 48% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
31.8%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
8.49%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
13.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kodiak Island Borough, AK grew by 3.31% from 12.5% to 12.9%.

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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 29.2% in Kodiak Island Borough, AK.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 18.2% in Kodiak Island Borough, AK.

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