Division of Community and Regional Affairs

The community online database is a compilation of published data from a variety of sources.  The data is organized by locations in Alaska that include Communities and Places of Interest.

An area is classified as a Community if it:

  • Is a City, Borough, or an area that has received Community Revenue Sharing at least once within the last five (5) consecutive years.

A Place of Interest (POI) is an area that does not meet the criteria to be defined as a community. These may include:

  • Population Clusters inside a Unified Home Rule Borough or City;
  • Population Clusters outside a Unified Home Rule Borough or City;
  • Census Areas;
  • Census Designated Places (CDPs) that do not meet the definition of a community;
  • Seasonally Inhabited Places that include areas with summer cabins or camps;
  • Military Bases, Work Camps, and similar areas that are not open to the public;
  • Relocation Sites to which residents are moving from a location impacted by erosion or flooding;
  • Recreation Sites;
  • Alaska Marine Highway Ports;
  • Vacant Sites of former towns or native villages;
  • Commercial Service Areas;
  • Resource Development Sites; and
  • ANCSA Villages.

Metadata

Description of data attributes and data sources. We strive to include the most current data available but in some cases, there is more current data available at the respective website.

Airlines

Source: Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Enplaned Passengers 6/16/2014 2013 Number of passengers transported by air in 2013.
Enplaned Freight 6/16/2014 2013 Pounds of freight transported by air in 2013.
Enplaned Mail 6/16/2014 2013 Pounds of mail transported by air in 2013.

 

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.

 

Bulk Fuel

Source: DCRA Bulk Fuel Revolving Loan Program
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Number of Tanks for Heating Oil 6/4/2014 2013 How many heating oil tanks the entity owns.
Number of Tanks for Gasoline 6/4/2014 2013 How many gasoline tanks the entity owns.
Total Heating Oil Tank Capacity (gal) 6/4/2014 2013 The total capacity of an entity's heating oil tanks.
Total Gasoline Tank Capacity (gal) 6/4/2014 2013 The total capacity of an entity's gasoline tanks.
Overall Condition of Tanks 6/4/2014 2013 The overall condition of an entity's heating oil and gasoline tanks.
When Fuel is Delivered 6/4/2014 2013 How many times a year and approximate delivery dates for heating oil and gasoline.
How Fuel is Delivered 6/4/2014 2013 Method of delivery for heating oil and gasoline.

 

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 5/23/2014 2013 Current population of community, from State Demographer estimate for unincorporated or DCCED- certified population for municipalities
Population Comment 5/23/2014 2013 Comment on source of population information. The State Demographer provides initial population estimates. Communities are given a chance to challenge those estimates and DCCED reviews any challenges.
FIPS Code 6/06/2014 2014 FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) code for each community.

 

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 5/21/2014 2013 Number for house election district. According to the election district boundaries, as defined by the July 14, 2013 Amended Proclamation of Redistricting.
Representative 5/21/2014 2013 Representative(s) serving a given house district.
Community's Senate District 5/21/2014 2013 Number for senate election district. According to the election district boundaries, as defined by the July 14, 2013 Amended Proclamation of Redistricting.
Senator 5/21/2014 2013 Senator(s) serving in a given election district.

 

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 7/23/2014 2014 Price per gallon of heating fuel.
Gallon of Gasoline 7/23/2014 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. In 2014, communities were surveyed for new information. Not all communities responded, and many of the descriptions did not need to be changed. The last prior update to History and Culture took place in 2004.
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
History 6/6/2014 2014 Description of community history.
Culture 6/6/2014 2014 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.

 

Post Offices

Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Bypass Mail Carriers 8/15/2014 2014 Which airlines carry bypass mail to a post office.

 

Public Libraries

Source: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Schedule of Hours 7/31/2014 2014 Schedule of hours when public libraries are open.
Annual Hours Open 7/31/2014 2014 Number of hours per year that the public library is open.

 

Public Safety

Source: Alaska Department of Public Safety
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Alaska State Troopers Post 6/19/2014 2014 Name of closest trooper post that serves the community.
Village Public Safety Officer 6/19/2014 2014 Is there a VPSO officer in the village?
City Police Station 6/19/2014 2014 Is there a municipal police station in the community? Yes or no.
Emergency Medical Services 6/19/2014 2014 Does the fire station operate EMS services?
Structural Fire Fighting 6/19/2014 2014 Does the fire station conduct Structural fire fighting operations?
Marine Fire Fighting 6/19/2014 2014 Does the fire station conduct marine fire fighting operations?
Airport Fire/Rescue 6/19/2014 2014 Does the fire station conduct Airport Fire/Rescue operations?
Industrial Fire Fighting 6/19/2014 2014 Does the fire station conduct industrial fire fighting operation?

 

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. 5/21/2014 2013-2014 school year Number of schools in district including boarding schools, facilities, and correspondence schools.
Total Number of Teachers 5/21/2014 2013-2014 school year Unduplicated count in school district, including both full and part-time teachers.
Total Number of Students 5/21/2014 2013-2014 school year Number of PK-12 students in school district.
Student/Teacher Ratio 5/21/2014 2013-2014 school year Number of students per teacher, calculated by dividing number of full time teachers by the average daily membership of students.
Dropout Rate (7-12 Grade) 5/21/2014 2012-2013 school year Dropout rate in school district.
Percent Native Students 5/21/2014 2013-2014 school year Percent of Alaska Native PK-12 students in school district.
Expenditures Per ADM 5/29/2013 2012 Fiscal year (This attribute is no longer updated.) 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: Division of Community & Regional Affairs Research & Analysis
Attribute Last Update Data year Description/Source
Transportation 5/27/2014 2014 Description of transportation access modes. Communities were surveyed for feedback on the description.
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 licenses 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.