Unalaska, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Unalaska, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Unalaska had a population of 4,410 as of July 1, 2017. Unalaska 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 Unalaska is located at latitude 53.9108 and longitude -166.5275 in Aleutians West (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Unalaska (see map below) encompass a land area of 111.79 sq. miles and a water area of 100.88 sq. miles. Aleutians West (CA) Borough is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Unalaska (GNIS ID: 2418866) 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 Unalaska 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 Unalaska population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Unalaska: Gavanskoe, Gavanskoe Selenie, Gavanskoi, Iliuliuk, Iliuliuk Village, Iljljuljuk, Illiouliouk, Illoolook, Illyulyuk, Il'lyuulyug, Iluulax, Iluulux, Oonalaska, Ounalaska.

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Unalaska, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,410
Daytime Population: Workers 1,021
Daytime Population: Residents 1,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,221
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.50
Population in Households 2,334
Population in Familes 1,711
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,076
Population Density2 40
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $92,071
Average Household Income $108,158
Per Capita Income $39,166


Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (20.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 719 (64.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $337,097
Average Home Value $335,538


Total Households 942
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 531
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.05%
Households 0.22% 0.02%
Families -0.05% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.02%

Unalaska, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Unalaska to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 93rd
Population Density # 117 67th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 32 91st

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