Mekoryuk, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mekoryuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Mekoryuk had a population of 198 as of July 1, 2017. Mekoryuk ranks in 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 Mekoryuk is located at latitude 60.3708 and longitude -166.2668 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Mekoryuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Mekoryuk (GNIS ID: 2419426) 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 Mekoryuk 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 Mekoryuk 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 Mekoryuk: Koot, McKorryok, Mekorryok, Mekoryok, Mekoyruk.

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


Total Population 198
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 138
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 138
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 198
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $48,040
Average Household Income $60,105
Per Capita Income $13,959


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $180,000
Average Home Value $182,000


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 58
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 0.5% 0.5%
Households 0.58% 0.27%
Families 5.26% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Mekoryuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mekoryuk 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 # 195 45th
Population Density # 132 63rd
Diversity Index # 291 18th
Median Household Income # 175 51st
Per Capita Income # 296 17th

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