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Lower Kalskag, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Lower Kalskag had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2016. Lower Kalskag ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lower Kalskag is located at latitude 61.5158 and longitude -160.3576 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Lower Kalskag (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Lower Kalskag (GNIS ID: 2419422) 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 Lower Kalskag is located within the Aniak 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 Lower Kalskag 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 Lower Kalskag: Kaltchagamut, Kaltchagamute, Kaltshak, Qalqaq.

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


Total Population 287
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 235
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $221,429
Average Home Value $239,674


Median Household Income $50,928
Average Household Income $63,320
Per Capita Income $19,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.48%
Households 0.42% 0.51%
Families 0.0% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

Lower Kalskag, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Kalskag 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 # 168 53rd
Population Density1 # 39 89th
Diversity Index2 # 130 64th
Median Household Income # 150 58th
Per Capita Income # 250 30th

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