Division of Community and Regional Affairs

Metadata

The community online database is a compilation of published data from a variety of sources. In some cases, there is more current data available at the respective website.

Airports
Source: FAA Airport Contacts Information

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Airport Code 10/9/2013 2012 International Air Transport Association location identifier.
Airport Owner 10/9/2013 2012 Name of airport property owner. If this is an individual, the owner is 'private'.
Airport Use 10/9/2013 2012 Allowed usage of airport: public, private or military.
Airport Ownership 10/9/2013 2012 Ownership of airport: public, private or military.
FAA Airport URL 10/9/2013 2012 Link to FAA National Flight Data Center airport webpage.
Runway ID 10/31/2013 2012 Runway ID for each airport that the runway is located. Each airport may have up to 3 runways listed, additional runways are not included in the data.
Runway Size 10/31/2013 2012 Length and width of runway in feet.
Runway Materials/Condition 10/31/2013 2012 Surface description of runway: Asphalt, Gravel, Turf, etc. And description of the runways condition, ranging from poor to excellent.

 

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
Source: Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Planning and Land Management

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
14(c)(3) Status 4/30/2013 2013 14(c)(3) land status-14(c)(3) status of the process of reconvey of land to City.
14(c)(3) Agreement Signed 4/30/2013 2013 14(c)(3) agreement signed between individuals, airport, city, and village.
12(a) Land Entitlement in acres 4/30/2013 2013 ANCSA acreage, 12(a)-Total acreage entitlement to village under ANSCA section 12(a). Surface rights only.
Acres 14(c)(3) 4/30/2013 2013 14(c)(3) acres of village land reconvened to city government for public use.
ANCSA Survey Plat 10/14/2013 2013 URL link to DCRA survey plat page.
Municipal Land Trust 4/30/2013 2013 Municipal Lands Trustee community- If an unincorporated village, lands are held in trust by the state for future incorporation as a city.
Appropriate Village Entity 4/30/2013 2013 Authorized Village Entity for Municipal Lands Trustee purposes - IRA Council, Traditional Council, or Non-Profit.
Appropriate Village Entity URL 4/30/2013 2013 Link to URL providing information, if there is an assigned AVE.

 

Climate
Source: NOAA National Climate Data Center

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Climate 12/31/1998 1998 Description of typical climate/weather.

 

Commercial Fishing Permits
Source: Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Holders 8/26/2013 2012 Number of commercial fishing permit holders in community.
Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued 8/26/2013 2012 Number of commercial fishing permits in community.

 

Community Details
Source: Alaska Places Names Pronunciation Guide

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Pronunciation/Other Names 4/7/2014 2014 Correct pronunciation of community name; other names for the community.

 

Community Development Quota Fisheries Program
Source: Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
CDQ Participant 5/24/13 2013 Is community a participant in Community Development Quota (CDQs) fishery program?

 

Current Population
Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Current Population 1/22/2014 2013 Current population of community, from State Demographer estimate for unincorporated or DCCED- certified population for municipalities
Population Comment 1/22/2014 2013 Comment on source of population information.

 

Economy
Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Local Labor Market Info URL 7/3/2013 2012 Local labor market information-Alaska Local and Regional Information (ALARI) survey.

 

Election Dates
Source: Division of Community and Regional Affairs

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Date of Last Election 3/28/2014 2013 Actual date when municipal elections were held.
Last Election Certified Date 3/28/2014 2013 Date when last election held was certified.

 

Election Districts
Source: State of Alaska, Division of Elections

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Community's House District 11/20/2013 2012 Number for house election district. According to the election district boundaries, as defined by the April 5, 2012 Amended Proclamation of Redistricting.
Community's Senate District 11/20/2013 2012 Number for senate election district. According to the election district boundaries, as defined by the April 5, 2012 Amended Proclamation of Redistricting.

 

Electric Utilities
Source: Alaska Energy Data Gateway

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Electric Utility Name 4/7/2014 2014 Name of electric utility serving each community.
Power Source 4/7/2014 2014 Electrical utility's power source: diesel, hydro, wind, natural gas, or coal.
Total kW Capacity 4/7/2014 2014 Electrical generation capacity, in kilowatts. Data is not available for all communities. The data may represent multiple communities. See the Notes for details.
PCE Eligible 4/7/2014 2014 Community is eligible to receive Power Cost Equalization subsidy.
Residential Rate ($/kWh) 4/7/2014 2014 Average residential rates per kWh in dollars.
PCE reimbursement rate ($/kWh) 4/7/2014 2014 Average PCE subsidy in dollars per kWh, for up to the first 500 kWh.
Residential Rate after PCE ($/kWh) 4/7/2014 2014 Average residential rate per kWh after PCE subsidy is applied, limited to 500 kWh per month for residential customers.
Note 4/7/2014 2014 Notes on the data and communities included in the data.
Rated Wind Capacity Kilowatts 4/7/2014 2014 Capacity of wind turbines in ideal wind conditions.
Wind Turbines installed 4/7/2014 2014 Number of wind turbines installed.
ISER Community Data Summary 4/7/2014 2014 Link to community data summaries in Alaska Energy Data Gateway.

 

Federally Recognized Tribe
Source: US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Federally Recognized Tribe 3/22/2013 2013 Is native village recognized by the BIA?

 

Fuel Prices
Source: Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Research and Analysis Section

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Gallon of Heating Fuel 2/21/2014 2014 Price per gallon of heating fuel.
Gallon of Gasoline 2/21/2014 2014 Price per gallon of gasoline.

 

Geography
Source: Community and Regional Affairs, Planning and Land Management

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Community Map Available 10/1/2013 2012 There is a DCRA Map available to download.
Location 2/1/2004 2004 Description of community geographic location; miles from other Alaskan cities, etc.
Latitude 3/27/2013 2013 Geographic location - Latitude in decimal degrees.
Longitude 3/27/2013 2013 Geographic location - Longitude in decimal degrees.
Map URL 10/1/2013 2013 URL link to DCRA Maps.
Sq Mi Land 5/3/2013 2013 Square miles of land area within community or area boundaries. See also water area, which is not included in this figure.
Sq Mi Water 5/3/2013 2013 Square miles of water area within community boundaries.

 

History and Culture
Source: DCRA Community Profiles, Alaska State Library Historical Collection

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
History 5/1/2004 2004 Description of community history.
Culture 5/1/2004 2004 Description of ethnicity, language, and culture.

 

Judicial Districts
Source: Alaska Court System

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Community's Judicial District 7/3/2013 2013 Judicial district region number.

 

Local Option Restrictions
Source: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Local Option Restrictions 10/31/2013 2013 Restrictions on the sale, importation, and/or possession of alcohol, for villages that are dry or damp and have enacted those restrictions by local elections.

 

Landfills
Source: Department of Environmental Conservation

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
DEC Landfill Permit # 10/4/2013 2012 Unique DEC permit number for landfills state-wide.
Landfill Name 10/4/2013 2012 Name of landfill.
DEC Landfill Classification 10/4/2013 2012 Class of landfill based on the following definitions:
  • A Class I landfill accepts for incineration or disposal 20 tons or more of municipal solid waste daily based on an annual average.
  • A Class II landfill accepts for incineration or disposal less than 20 tons daily of municipal solid waste daily based on an annual average; is located where there is no evidence of groundwater pollution from the landfill; and is more than 50 road miles from a Class I landfill.
  • A Class III landfill is more than 50 miles from a Class I landfill; accepts less than 5 tons daily of municipal solid waste based on an annual average; and is located where public access is unrestricted.
  • A Mining Waste Facility accepts tailings from hard rock mines and tailings from placer mines.
DEC Landfill Permit Status 10/4/2013 2012 Permits run on a 5-year cycle and must be renewed upon expiration. Status is current, expired or never permitted.
DEC Landfill Expiration Date 10/4/2013 2012 Permits run on a 5-year cycle and must be renewed upon expiration.
DEC Landfill URL 10/4/2013 2012 Link to DEC Solid Waste Information Management System (SWIMS) webpage for landfill.

 

Municipal Information
Source: Alaska Municipal League

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Incorporation Type 1/23/2013 2012 Type of incorporated municipality, i.e. 2nd Class City, Home Rule Borough, etc.
Year of Incorporation 3/16/2013 2013 Year municipality was incorporated.
Manager or "Strong Mayor" Form of Government 3/16/2013 2012 Manager or "Strong Mayor" form of government.
Assembly & Council 2/18/2014 2013 Names of current council members and term ending dates.
Assembly/Council Meets 2/19/2014 2013 Day of the month when City Council or Borough Assembly meets.
City Clerks 2/10/2014 2013 Names of city clerks.
Mayors 2/11/2014 2013

Names of mayors and term ending dates.

Regular Election Held 2/11/2014 2013 Date when municipal elections are scheduled to be held.
Municipal Employees 2/11/2014 2013 Names of municipal employees.
 Planning and Zoning Commission 2/13/2014 2013 Names of board members. Appointments vary by city.
School Board 11/20/13 2013  Names of board members, includes Rural Education Attendance Areas, City, and Boroughs. Election dates vary by district.
Municipal Facilities & Utilities 2/13/2014 2013 Municipally owned facilities, utilities, and services.

 

Public Schools PK-12
Source: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Grades Taught 3/3/2014 2013-2014 school year Grades served by a specific community school.
Number of Students 3/3/2014 2013-2014 school year Number of students enrolled in a school.
Number of Teachers 3/3/2014 2013-2014 school year Certified Personnel employed by a community school.
Number of schools in school district. 5/29/2013 2012-2013 school year Number of schools in school district.
Total Number of Teachers 5/29/2013 2012-2013 school year Number of teachers in school district.
Total Number of Students 5/29/2013 2012-2013 school year Number of PK-12 students in school district.
Student/Teacher Ratio 5/29/2013 2011-2012 school year Number of students per teacher in school district.
Dropout Rate (7-12 Grade) 5/29/2013 2011-2012 school year Dropout rate in school district.
Percent Native Students 5/29/2013 2012-2013 school year Percent of Alaska Native PK-12 students in school district.
Expenditures Per ADM 5/29/2013 2012 Fiscal year Expenditures per student in school district.

 

Recording Districts
Source: Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Recorder's Office

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Recording District 6/28/2013 2013 Community’s recording district.

 

Sewage Collection Systems
Source: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Number of Lift Stations 9/4/2013 2013 Pumping stations designed to handle raw sewage that is moved from underground gravity pipelines.
Service Connections 9/4/2013 2013 Number of service connections.
Residents 9/4/2013 2013 Number of residents served.
Wastewater Collection URL 9/4/2013 2013 Link to DEC database. For systems with 100 or more service connections or 500 or more individuals.
Class 9/4/2013 2013 Wastewater treatment systems are classified according to a point rating system.
Gallons Per Day, Capacity 9/4/2013 2013 Peak day design capacity, gallons per day.
Wastewater Treatment URL 9/4/2013 2013 Link to DEC database. For systems with 100 or more service connections or 500 or more individuals.

 
Subsistence
Source: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Subsistence 8/31/13 2013 Subsistence is an economic activity, based on criteria determined by Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence.

 

Taxes
Source: Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Office of the State Assessor

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Sales Tax 12/12/2013 2013 Sales tax rate: city and borough.
Property Tax 12/12/2013 2013 Municipal property tax rate for community.
Special Taxes 12/12/2013 2013 Special taxes, such as fish tax, hotel and motel, alcohol, severance, if applicable.

 

Transportation
Source: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Transportation 12/31/1998 1998 Description of transportation access modes.
Harbor/Dock 5/8/2013 2013 Does community have a harbor or dock?
State Ferry 5/8/2013 2013 Accessible by the Alaska Marine Highway (state ferry) system?
Road Connection 9/23/2013 2013 A community connected by part of a major road system, allowing surface transportation to other communities, the Canadian road system and the roads in the lower 48.
Coastal 12/31/1998 1998 Community is located on the coast?

 

Transportation Description
Source: Community and Regional Transportation Plans

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Transportation 12/31/1998 1998 Description of transportation access modes.

 

Water Operators
Source: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water

Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Public Water System ID# 10/22/13 2012 Permit number of DEC liences for public water System.
Primary Source 10/22/13 2012 Source of drinking water: ground water, surface water, purchased, etc.
System Type 10/22/13 2012 A public water system is a system for the provision of water to the public for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances, if such a system has at least 15 service connections or serves at least 25 individuals. A Community Water System  is a public water system that supplies water to the same population year-round. A Non-Transient Non-Community Water System supplies water to at least 25 of the same people at least six months per year, but not year-round.  For example, a school. 
Population Served 10/22/13 2012 Number of people served by the system.
Water System Details URL 4/21/14 2014 Link to water operator information on Division of Environmental Health page.