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Ketchikan City, Alaska Housing Analysis

   (County: Ketchikan Gateway Borough)

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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 1,385

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 180

Female householder, no husband present : 543

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,320

Householder not living alone : 349


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 6

Male householder and female partner : 126

Female householder and female partner : 10

Female householder and male partner : 146

All other households : 3,489


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,028

Renter-occupied housing units : 357

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 52

Renter-occupied housing units : 128

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 228

Renter-occupied housing units : 315

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 662

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,007


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 311

$10,000 to $14,999 : 183

$15,000 to $19,999 : 138

$20,000 to $24,999 : 292

$25,000 to $29,999 : 235

$30,000 to $34,999 : 216

$35,000 to $39,999 : 185

$40,000 to $44,999 : 115

$45,000 to $49,999 : 156

$50,000 to $59,999 : 332

$60,000 to $74,999 : 389

$75,000 to $99,999 : 619

$100,000 to $124,999 : 302

$125,000 to $149,999 : 113

$150,000 to $199,999 : 142

$200,000 or more : 49


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Total : 4,028


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Occupied : 3,777

Vacant : 251


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 4


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 113

Built 2000 to 2004 : 48

Built 1990 to 1999 : 232

Built 1980 to 1989 : 714

Built 1970 to 1979 : 904

Built 1960 to 1969 : 352

Built 1950 to 1959 : 482

Built 1940 to 1949 : 310

Built 1939 or earlier : 873


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Utility gas : 40

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 64

Electricity : 952

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 2,528

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 157

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 26

No fuel used : 10


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 50

$10,000 to $14,999 : 16

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 46

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 96

$50,000 to $59,999 : 20

$60,000 to $69,999 : 6

$70,000 to $79,999 : 29

$80,000 to $89,999 : 19

$90,000 to $99,999 : 134

$100,000 to $124,999 : 41

$125,000 to $149,999 : 228

$150,000 to $174,999 : 310

$175,000 to $199,999 : 205

$200,000 to $249,999 : 243

$250,000 to $299,999 : 297

$300,000 to $399,999 : 171

$400,000 to $499,999 : 43

$500,000 to $749,999 : 16

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 47

Home equity loan only : 113

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,054

Housing units without a mortgage : 756


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Ketchikan City, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : $284,400

Built 2000 to 2004 : $315,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $165,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $180,600

Built 1970 to 1979 : $176,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $164,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $133,000

Built 1940 to 1949 : $246,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $155,900


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Ketchikan City, Alaska: 57.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Ketchikan City, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 35.75%
  • Juvenile facilities : 15.54%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 10.88%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Military quarters : 16.58%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 21.24%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Ketchikan City, AK): $45,802
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Ketchikan City): $140,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Ketchikan City): $758
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Ketchikan City, Alaska

Utility Gas: 0.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 4.7%
Electricity: 14.5%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 75.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.9%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 2.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.8%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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