Nightmute, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nightmute, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nightmute had a population of 285 as of July 1, 2016. Nightmute ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Nightmute is located at latitude 60.4642 and longitude -164.8361 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nightmute (see map below) encompass a land area of 97.08 sq. miles and a water area of 4.03 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Nightmute (GNIS ID: 2419433) 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 Nightmute 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 Nightmute 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 Nightmute: Negtemiut, Nichta, Nichtmut, Nighmute, Nightmut, Nigmuit, Nigmute, Nigtmuit, Nigtmute, Nikhta.

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


Total Population 285
Population in Households 285
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 4.75
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $183,125


Median Household Income $44,779
Average Household Income $61,443
Per Capita Income $14,376
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.35%
Households 0.27% 0.66%
Families -1.57% 0.41%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Nightmute, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nightmute 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 # 169 53rd
Population Density1 # 268 25th
Diversity Index2 # 295 17th
Median Household Income # 205 42nd
Per Capita Income # 297 16th

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