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Akiachak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Akiachak Census Designated Place had a population of 637 as of July 1, 2016. Akiachak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Akiachak is located at latitude 60.9162 and longitude -161.4047 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Akiachak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Akiachak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418756) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Akiachak Census Designated Place is located within the Lower Kuskokwim Census Subarea of Bethel (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 Akiachak 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 Akiachak: Akachagamut, Akiachagamut, Akiachok, Akiachuak, Akiachuck, Akiacuar, Akiakchagmiut, Akiakchak, Akiatshagamut.

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


Total Population 637
Population in Households 637
Population in Familes 570
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 85
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 153
Average Household Size 4.16
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 102 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $188,235


Median Household Income $40,900
Average Household Income $57,708
Per Capita Income $14,233
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.37%
Households 0.32% 0.52%
Families -1.02% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Akiachak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akiachak 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 # 98 73rd
Population Density1 # 77 79th
Diversity Index2 # 318 10th
Median Household Income # 242 32nd
Per Capita Income # 301 15th

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