Chena Ridge CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chena Ridge CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Chena Ridge Census Designated Place had a population of 6,468 as of July 1, 2016. Chena Ridge CDP 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 Chena Ridge CDP is located at latitude 64.799 and longitude -148.0238 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Chena Ridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles.

The Chena Ridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582710) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chena Ridge Census Designated Place is located within the Fairbanks North Star Census Subarea of Fairbanks North Star 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 Chena Ridge CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chena Ridge CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,468
Population in Households 6,464
Population in Familes 5,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 177
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 2,593
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,686
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,922 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,825 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $312,975
Average Home Value $331,945


Median Household Income $91,119
Average Household Income $110,671
Per Capita Income $44,674
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.1%
Households 1.77% 1.08%
Families 1.43% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

Chena Ridge CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chena Ridge CDP 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 # 18 95th
Population Density1 # 46 87th
Diversity Index2 # 156 56th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 11 97th

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