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Cantwell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Cantwell Census Designated Place had a population of 221 as of July 1, 2015. Cantwell ranks in the lower 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 Cantwell is located at latitude 63.4114 and longitude -148.7496 in Denali Borough. The formal boundaries for the Cantwell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 117.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Denali Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 2,211 feet.

The Cantwell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418801) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cantwell Census Designated Place is located within the Denali Census Subarea of Denali 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 Cantwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cantwell: Cantwell River Station, Yidateni Na'.

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Cantwell, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 221
Population in Households 219
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (49.5%)
Median Home Value $304,762
Average Home Value $341,346


Median Household Income $68,876
Average Household Income $92,184
Per Capita Income $42,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.63%
Households 0.36% 0.56%
Families -0.34% 0.7%
Median Household Income   5.55%
Per Capita Income   3.42%
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.


Cantwell, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cantwell to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 187 47th
Population Density1 # 281 21st
Diversity Index2 # 245 31st
Median Household Income # 53 85th
Per Capita Income # 7 98th

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