Chefornak, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chefornak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Chefornak had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2016. Chefornak 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 Chefornak is located at latitude 60.1512 and longitude -164.2514 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Chefornak (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.68 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Chefornak (GNIS ID: 2419366) 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 Chefornak 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 Chefornak 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 Chefornak: Caputnguaq, Cevv'arneq, Chefarnok, Chifornak.

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


Total Population 425
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 395
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 94
Average Household Size 4.52
Family Households 78
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $164,912


Median Household Income $37,607
Average Household Income $52,381
Per Capita Income $12,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.42%
Households 0.34% 0.63%
Families -0.4% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Chefornak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chefornak 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 # 134 62nd
Population Density1 # 84 77th
Diversity Index2 # 340 4th
Median Household Income # 265 25th
Per Capita Income # 336 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.