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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 2,644

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 362

Female householder, no husband present : 803

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,703

Householder not living alone : 450


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 6

Male householder and female partner : 206

Female householder and female partner : 10

Female householder and male partner : 177

All other households : 5,563


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,024

Renter-occupied housing units : 620

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 189

Renter-occupied housing units : 173

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 399

Renter-occupied housing units : 404

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,020

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,133


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Less than $10,000 : 365

$10,000 to $14,999 : 229

$15,000 to $19,999 : 204

$20,000 to $24,999 : 347

$25,000 to $29,999 : 290

$30,000 to $34,999 : 366

$35,000 to $39,999 : 289

$40,000 to $44,999 : 176

$45,000 to $49,999 : 276

$50,000 to $59,999 : 536

$60,000 to $74,999 : 667

$75,000 to $99,999 : 1,010

$100,000 to $124,999 : 589

$125,000 to $149,999 : 244

$150,000 to $199,999 : 222

$200,000 or more : 152


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Total : 6,623


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Occupied : 5,962

Vacant : 661


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : 115

Built 2000 to 2004 : 148

Built 1990 to 1999 : 730

Built 1980 to 1989 : 1,339

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,629

Built 1960 to 1969 : 551

Built 1950 to 1959 : 682

Built 1940 to 1949 : 445

Built 1939 or earlier : 984


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Utility gas : 84

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 92

Electricity : 1,036

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 4,314

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 400

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 26

No fuel used : 10


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, 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 : 49

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 10

$40,000 to $49,999 : 101

$50,000 to $59,999 : 20

$60,000 to $69,999 : 6

$70,000 to $79,999 : 39

$80,000 to $89,999 : 64

$90,000 to $99,999 : 175

$100,000 to $124,999 : 76

$125,000 to $149,999 : 291

$150,000 to $174,999 : 502

$175,000 to $199,999 : 313

$200,000 to $249,999 : 543

$250,000 to $299,999 : 568

$300,000 to $399,999 : 495

$400,000 to $499,999 : 153

$500,000 to $749,999 : 115

$750,000 to $999,999 : 10

$1,000,000 or more : 36


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, 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 : 124

Home equity loan only : 244

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 2

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 1,934

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,328


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska)

Built 2005 or later : $284,000

Built 2000 to 2004 : $322,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $228,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $224,500

Built 1970 to 1979 : $219,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $159,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $157,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $230,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $168,900


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska: 63.5%

Percentage of Family Households in Alaska: 66.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 36 36 $4,467,944
  Two Family 5 10 $909,070
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $283,482
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

42 50 $5,660,496
2000        
  Single Family 27 27 $3,745,807
  Two Family 3 6 $586,667
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

30 33 $4,332,474
2001        
  Single Family 30 30 $4,580,832
  Two Family 3 6 $567,551
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $235,350
  Five or More Family 1 24 $1,679,856
  Total

35 63 $7,063,589
2002        
  Single Family 15 15 $2,274,521
  Two Family 4 8 $780,472
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

19 23 $3,054,993
2003        
  Single Family 29 29 $4,556,234
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

29 29 $4,556,234
2004        
  Single Family 40 40 $6,512,906
  Two Family 1 2 $196,323
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

41 42 $6,709,229
2005        
  Single Family 20 20 $3,453,596
  Two Family 3 6 $588,969
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $212,488
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

24 29 $4,255,053
2006        
  Single Family 39 39 $7,203,190
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

39 39 $7,203,190


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK): $51,344
Median Household Income In 2000 (Alaska): $51,571


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Ketchikan Gateway Borough): $160,300
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Alaska): $137,400


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Utility Gas: 0.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 4.5%
Electricity: 10.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 76.8%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 4.8%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 2.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.7%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 28.05%
  • Juvenile facilities : 12.2%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 8.54%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Military quarters : 13.01%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 38.21%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Ketchikan Gateway Borough): $775
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Alaska): $720
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Ketchikan Gateway Borough): $1096


(updated 2010)



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