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Nunapitchuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nunapitchuk had a population of 505 as of July 1, 2016. Nunapitchuk 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 Nunapitchuk is located at latitude 60.8825 and longitude -162.4636 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nunapitchuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.46 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Nunapitchuk (GNIS ID: 2419442) 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 Nunapitchuk 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 Nunapitchuk 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 Nunapitchuk: Nunapicuaq, Nunatpichak.

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


Total Population 505
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 472
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 68
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 127
Average Household Size 3.98
Family Households 106
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 79 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $140,000
Average Home Value $171,474


Median Household Income $40,337
Average Household Income $57,365
Per Capita Income $12,901
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.47%
Households 0.38% 0.47%
Families 1.26% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Nunapitchuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nunapitchuk 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 # 121 66th
Population Density1 # 93 74th
Diversity Index2 # 333 6th
Median Household Income # 243 32nd
Per Capita Income # 329 7th

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