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People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Bethel Census Area, Alaska need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Alaska

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.11 9.01 7.91 13.22 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 10.11 9.01 7.91 13.22 0.00 9.48
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.67 9.27 8.22 12.12 0.00 9.80
  Total Electric Industry 10.67 9.27 8.22 12.12 0.00 9.80
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.82 9.45 7.74 14.21 0.00 9.95
  Total Electric Industry 10.82 9.45 7.74 14.21 0.00 9.95
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.15 9.55 8.19 12.77 0.00 10.12
  Total Electric Industry 11.15 9.55 8.19 12.77 0.00 10.12
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.32 9.66 8.37 12.57 0.00 10.25
  Total Electric Industry 11.32 9.66 8.37 12.57 0.00 10.25
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.24 9.54 8.38 13.26 0.00 10.17
  Total Electric Industry 11.24 9.54 8.38 13.26 0.00 10.17
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.36 9.58 8.47 13.34 0.00 10.24
  Total Electric Industry 11.36 9.58 8.47 13.34 0.00 10.24
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.44 9.51 7.48 14.75 0.00 10.07
  Total Electric Industry 11.44 9.51 7.48 14.75 0.00 10.07
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.48 7.17 13.68 0.00 9.97
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.48 7.17 13.68 0.00 9.97
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.16 9.20 7.32 14.16 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.16 9.20 7.32 14.16 0.00 9.78
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.45 9.77 7.56 14.17 0.00 10.08
  Total Electric Industry 11.45 9.77 7.56 14.17 0.00 10.08
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 12.12 10.29 7.61 14.37 0.00 10.54
  Total Electric Industry 12.12 10.29 7.61 14.37 0.00 10.54
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 12.05 10.13 7.65 14.04 0.00 10.46
  Total Electric Industry 12.05 10.13 7.65 14.04 0.00 10.46
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 11.98 10.49 7.86 0.00 0.00 10.50
  Total Electric Industry 11.98 10.49 7.86 0.00 0.00 10.50
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 12.44 10.99 8.33 0.00 0.00 10.99
  Total Electric Industry 12.44 10.99 8.33 0.00 0.00 10.99
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 13.30 11.56 9.29 0.00 0.00 11.72
  Total Electric Industry 13.30 11.56 9.29 0.00 0.00 11.72
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 14.83 11.93 11.54 0.00 0.00 12.84
  Total Electric Industry 14.83 11.93 11.54 0.00 0.00 12.84

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 14   (0.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 28   (0.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 32   (0.6%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 59   (1.1%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 133   (2.6%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 254   (4.9%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 878   (17.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 953   (18.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 790   (15.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 904   (17.5%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 346   (6.7%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 81   (1.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 376   (7.3%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 308   (6.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,534

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 729

In 3-person carpool : 30

In 4-person carpool : 32

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 11

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 3

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 4

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 294

Motorcycle : 3

Bicycle : 56

Walked : 2,311

Other means : 792

Worked at home : 264


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Less than 5 minutes : 1,346

5 to 9 minutes : 2,876

10 to 14 minutes : 1,047

15 to 19 minutes : 369

20 to 24 minutes : 73

25 to 29 minutes : 15

30 to 34 minutes : 53

35 to 39 minutes : 10

40 to 44 minutes : 0

45 to 59 minutes : 4

60 to 89 minutes : 6

90 or more minutes : 0


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

With Social Security income : 782

No Social Security income : 3,396


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

With retirement income : 558

No retirement income : 3,620


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 116

$10,000 to $14,999 : 126

$15,000 to $19,999 : 140

$20,000 to $24,999 : 162

$25,000 to $29,999 : 137

$30,000 to $34,999 : 233

$35,000 to $39,999 : 188

$40,000 to $44,999 : 141

$45,000 to $49,999 : 115

$50,000 to $59,999 : 299

$60,000 to $74,999 : 323

$75,000 to $99,999 : 447

$100,000 to $124,999 : 258

$125,000 to $149,999 : 181

$150,000 to $199,999 : 151

$200,000 or more : 130


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Bethel Census Area, Alaska)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $56,543


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 798  (28.1%)
  • Service Occupations: 534  (18.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 465  (16.4%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 39  (1.4%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 479  (16.9%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,281  (48.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 505  (19.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 794  (30.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 3  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 9  (0.3%)


(updated 2010)



Most Common Industries in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Male:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.73%

Mining

0.0%

Construction

3.30%

Manufacturing

0.57%

Wholesale Trade

0.31%

Retail Trade

5.49%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

5.93%

Utilities

3.54%

Information

0.97%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

0.07%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

0.95%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

0.66%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.07%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

0.64%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

9.27%

Health Care And Social Assistance

4.52%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

1.00%

Accommodation And Food Services

1.13%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.88%

Public Administration

9.71%

Female:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting, And Mining:

 

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting

0.11%

Mining

0.05%

Construction

0.42%

Manufacturing

0.15%

Wholesale Trade

0.18%

Retail Trade

4.09%

Transportation And Warehousing, And Utilities:

 

Transportation And Warehousing

1.99%

Utilities

0.42%

Information

0.46%

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate And Rental And Leasing:

 

Finance And Insurance

0.33%

Real Estate And Rental And Leasing

0.58%

Professional, Scientific, Management, Administrative, And Waste Management Services:

 

Professional, Scientific, And Technical Services

0.24%

Management Of Companies And Enterprises

0.04%

Administrative And Support And Waste Management Services

0.18%

Educational, Health And Social Services:

 

Educational Services

15.38%

Health Care And Social Assistance

12.77%

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation And Food Services:

 

Arts, Entertainment, And Recreation

1.20%

Accommodation And Food Services

0.97%

Other Services (except Public Administration)

2.12%

Public Administration

6.59%


(updated 2010)



Employment Rate In Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Employed: 6,054
Unemployed: 926



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Bethel Census Area, Alaska

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 51.2%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Other: 48.8%







There are 0 Farms In Bethel Census Area, Alaska


(updated 2008)



Banks In Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

First National Bank Alaska - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $3.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 30

(updated 2014)



Salary Income in Bethel Census Area, Alaska (1999)

With Wage Or Salary Income

88.32%

No Wage Or Salary Income

11.68%

(updated 2010)



Self-Employment Income in Bethel Census Area, Alaska (1999)

With Self-employment Income

18.24%

No Self-employment Income

81.76%

(updated 2010)



Airports Near Bethel Census Area, Alaska

  • Akiak Airport


    (about 1.6 miles in Akiak, Alaska; Airport Code: AKI)

  • Akiachak Airport


    (about 7.9 miles in Akiachak, Alaska; Airport Code: KKI)

  • Kwethluk Airport


    (about 9.9 miles in Kwethluk, Alaska; Airport Code: KWT)

  • Tuluksak Airport


    (about 16.4 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: TLT)

  • Napaskiak Airport


    (about 22.7 miles in Napakiak, Alaska; Airport Code: PKA)

  • Bethel Airport


    (about 22.7 miles in Atmautluak, Alaska; Airport Code: BET)

  • Napakiak Airport


    (about 33.8 miles in Napakiak, Alaska; Airport Code: WNA)

  • Atmautluak Airport


    (about 36.3 miles in Nunapitchuk, Alaska; Airport Code: ATT)

  • Nyac Airport


    (about 40.8 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: ZNC)

  • Nunapitchuk Airport


    (about 42.9 miles in Nunapitchuk, Alaska; Airport Code: NUP)

  • Kasigluk Airport


    (about 44.8 miles in Kasigluk, Alaska; Airport Code: KUK)

  • Whitebear Airport


    (about 49.2 miles in Lower Kalskag, Alaska; Airport Code: A14)

  • Marvel Creek Mine Airport


    (about 52.2 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: VZA)

  • Kalskag Airport


    (about 53.4 miles in Lower Kalskag, Alaska; Airport Code: KLG)

  • Eek Airport


    (about 54.2 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: EEK)

  • Bell Creek Airport


    (about 56.1 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: A11)

  • Russian Mission Airport


    (about 61.9 miles in Russian Mission, Alaska; Airport Code: RSH)

  • Tuntutuliak Airport


    (about 63.0 miles in Bethel, Alaska; Airport Code: WTL)

  • Kako Airport


    (about 70.3 miles in Russian Mission, Alaska; Airport Code: A37)

  • Aniak Airport


    (about 72.8 miles in Kalskag, Alaska; Airport Code: ANI)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

18.66%

Carpooled

13.95%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.38%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

5.74%

Motorcycle

0.15%

Bicycle

0.47%

Walked

31.11%

Other Means

26.63%

Worked At Home

2.90%



(updated 2010)



Most Common Occupations in Bethel Census Area, Alaska

Male:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

4.60%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.0%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

0.47%

Financial Specialists

0.42%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

0.29%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

0.26%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.22%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.55%

Community And Social Services Occupations

1.53%

Legal Occupations

0.49%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

3.90%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

0.42%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

1.08%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.33%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

0.62%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

2.46%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.38%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

1.17%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

4.27%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

0.84%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

3.19%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

5.29%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.71%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.40%

Construction Trades Workers

3.28%

Extraction Workers

0.05%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

5.00%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

3.12%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.07%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.84%

Motor Vehicle Operators

2.54%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.47%

Material Moving Workers

2.46%

Female:

 

Management, Professional, And Related Occupations:

 

Management, Business, And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Management Occupations, Except Farmers And Farm Managers

3.78%

Farmers And Farm Managers

0.0%

Business And Financial Operations Occupations:

 

Business Operations Specialists

0.51%

Financial Specialists

0.29%

Professional And Related Occupations:

 

Computer And Mathematical Occupations

0.04%

Architecture And Engineering Occupations:

 

Architects, Surveyors, Cartographers, And Engineers

0.09%

Drafters, Engineering, And Mapping Technicians

0.0%

Life, Physical, And Social Science Occupations

0.27%

Community And Social Services Occupations

2.92%

Legal Occupations

0.33%

Education, Training, And Library Occupations

11.35%

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media Occupations

0.58%

Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Occupations:

 

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners And Technical Occupations

2.44%

Health Technologists And Technicians

0.77%

Service Occupations:

 

Healthcare Support Occupations

2.55%

Protective Service Occupations:

 

Fire Fighting, Prevention, And Law Enforcement Workers, Including Supervisors

0.15%

Other Protective Service Workers, Including Supervisors

0.20%

Food Preparation And Serving Related Occupations

1.81%

Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance Occupations

0.99%

Personal Care And Service Occupations

3.52%

Sales And Office Occupations:

 

Sales And Related Occupations

4.07%

Office And Administrative Support Occupations

10.42%

Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations

0.05%

Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations:

 

Construction And Extraction Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Construction And Extraction Workers

0.0%

Construction Trades Workers

0.07%

Extraction Workers

0.0%

Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Occupations

0.09%

Production, Transportation, And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Production Occupations

0.36%

Transportation And Material Moving Occupations:

 

Supervisors, Transportation And Material Moving Workers

0.0%

Aircraft And Traffic Control Occupations

0.05%

Motor Vehicle Operators

0.46%

Rail, Water And Other Transportation Occupations

0.0%

Material Moving Workers

0.09%


(updated 2010)



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