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King Cove, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of King Cove had a population of 934 as of July 1, 2016. King Cove ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for King Cove is located at latitude 55.0768 and longitude -162.3211 in Aleutians East Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of King Cove (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.68 sq. miles and a water area of 4.24 sq. miles. Aleutians East Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of King Cove (GNIS ID: 2419410) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of King Cove is located within the Aleutians East Census Subarea of Aleutians East Borough. Census subareas are statistical subdivisions of the county equivalents used in Alaska (boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas) and are the statistical equivalent of Micro Civil Divisions (MCDs) used in other states.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with King Cove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for King Cove: King Cove Cannery.

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King Cove, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 934
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 414
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 96 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $132,500
Average Home Value $181,250


Median Household Income $60,433
Average Household Income $72,853
Per Capita Income $30,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.26%
Households 0.09% 0.44%
Families -0.13% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

King Cove, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King Cove to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 73 80th
Population Density1 # 121 66th
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 87 76th
Per Capita Income # 107 70th

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