Pleasant Valley, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Valley, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 785 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Valley is located at latitude 64.8854 and longitude -146.8986 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fairbanks North Star Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Pleasant Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419174) 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 Pleasant Valley 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 Pleasant Valley 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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Pleasant Valley, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 785
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 338
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 432 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $252,660
Average Home Value $258,974


Median Household Income $64,164
Average Household Income $76,445
Per Capita Income $32,339
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 0.8%
Households 1.29% 0.82%
Families 1.21% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Pleasant Valley, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Valley 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 # 82 77th
Population Density1 # 148 58th
Diversity Index2 # 196 45th
Median Household Income # 70 81st
Per Capita Income # 88 75th

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