This page looks at a variety of ZIP code 99644 Alaska housing market data taken from the most recent 2022 American Community Survey census data. Housing units are structures such as a single family home, apartment community, mobile home park, public housing, etc. where a person or family live and live separately from other residents of the building. Figure 1 shows the total number of housing units for each city. 99644 depicts it has a Housing Units of 99 which is the smallest in order of housing units of all the other zip codes in the local area.
Figure 2 illustrates the housing density in the ZIP code 99644 housing market as measured by housing units per square land mile (includes single family homes, apartments, etc.) ZIP code 99644 depicts it has a Housing Density of 6.0 which is ranked #1 of all zip codes in the greater ZIP code 99644 region. Comparing housing density to the United States average of 39.5, ZIP code 99644 is approximately a sixth the size. Also, measured against the state of Alaska, housing density of 0.6, ZIP code 99644 is substantially bigger.
In Figure 3, ZIP code 99644 area change in the number of housing units and is a forward gauge (along with population change) for any potential housing shortage. ZIP code 99644 shows it has a Housing Unit Change of -12.4% which is the smallest when sorted by change in the housing units of all the other zip codes in the metropolitan area. The zip code with the highest change in the housing units in the area is 99663 which shows a housing units of 17.0% (37.3% larger). Comparing change in the housing units to the United States average of 7.4%, ZIP code 99644 is 67.7% larger. Also, in comparison with the state of Alaska, change in the housing units of 5.7%, ZIP code 99644 is about twice as large.
Figure 4 shows the percentage of rental property based on that they are occupied by renters as a percent of the total number of households in the community (including homes, apartments, etc.) ZIP code 99644 shows it has a Renter Percent of 35.3% which is the second most of all the zip codes in the surrounding region.
Figure 5 illustrates the total number of housing units that are occupied by owners. it has a Owner Percent of 64.7% which is the second smallest in order of owner percent of all the other zip codes in the greater region.
ZIP code 99644 Home Cost Charts
Median owner costs for the real estate market are shown in Figure 8 and include the costs associated with any mortgage, utility expenses, insurance, and other miscellaneous costs. ZIP code 99644 shows it has a Median Owner Cost of $542 which is the smallest in order of median ownership cost of all the other zip codes in the surrounding region. Figure 9 shows the median amount of cost as a percent of total household income for people who own homes in the ZIP code 99644 metro area. it has a Owner Cost as % of HH Income of 13% which is the smallest when ranked by cost as a percent of household income of all the other zip codes in the local area. The next chart, Figure 10, provides a comparison chart of the median home cost as a percent of a median worker take home earnings and is thus a valuable measure of affordable housing. ZIP code 99644 indicates it has a Median Home Value as Percent of Median Earnings of 346% which is in the center range of other zip codes in the local area.
Housing cost as a percent of household income for owners who do not have a mortgage is shown in Figure 12. This analysis can be useful for understanding the affordable housing for home ownership excluding any financing cost in the area shown. ZIP code 99644 shows it has a % of Income Owner Costs-No Mortgage of 11% which is in the center range of other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest cost as a percent of household income in the area is 99643 which shows a cost as a percent of household income of 18% (73.6% larger).
Figure 13 looks at the cost of rent for rental property using the percent of total household income which is a valuable measure of financial health for the area. (The higher the proportion of rent payments to total household income is a sign of greater financial stress. Also, rent can be covered by rent assistance and rent assistance programs in the form of rent assistance.) ZIP code 99644 has the largest proportion of rent as a percent of income is between 40pct to 50pct at 22% of the total and is ranked #1.
ZIP code 99644 Home Financing Charts
Figure 17 shows the proportion of houses with a mortgage versus those without a mortgage. ZIP code 99644 has the largest proportion of houses with mortgages at 88% of the total and is ranked #1.
ZIP code 99644 Home Characteristics Charts
Figure 19 shows, for the average house in each location, the median year that a house was built. This can be useful for understanding the relative age of one neighborhood versus another for a real estate investor. it has a Median Year Built of 1980 which is less than most other zip codes in the greater region. The zip code with the highest year built in the area is 99556 which shows a year built of 1992 ( about the same size).
Figure 20 looks at the distribution of housing units by the median age that the homes were built. has the smallest proportion of homes built between 1990 to 1999 at 18% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of homes built between 1980 to 1989 at 36% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 21 shows the year that people who own homes moved into this region. it has the largest proportion of owners moved in 1990 to 1999 at 50% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 22 shows the year that people who rent moved into the area. ZIP code 99644 has one of the largest proportions of renters moved in 2019 or later at 81% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 99643 with 85%.
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For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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