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Atka, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Atka had a population of 62 as of July 1, 2016. Atka 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 Atka is located at latitude 52.2131 and longitude -174.2156 in Aleutians West (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Atka (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.74 sq. miles and a water area of 27.38 sq. miles. Aleutians West (CA) Borough is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Atka (GNIS ID: 2419359) 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 Atka is located within the Aleutians West Census Subarea of Aleutians West (CA) 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 Atka 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 Atka: Atkha, Nazan.

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


Total Population 62
Population in Households 39
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 24
Average Household Size 1.63
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 42 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (31.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (42.9%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $107,143


Median Household Income $45,473
Average Household Income $66,127
Per Capita Income $27,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.32%
Households 0.0% 0.82%
Families -1.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.66%
Per Capita Income   0.56%
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.

Atka, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atka 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 # 288 19th
Population Density1 # 220 39th
Diversity Index2 # 11 97th
Median Household Income # 195 45th
Per Capita Income # 157 56th

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