Salcha CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salcha CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Salcha Census Designated Place had a population of 1,137 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Salcha CDP is located at latitude 64.5338 and longitude -146.8843 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Salcha Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 73.96 sq. miles and a water area of 1.97 sq. miles.

The Salcha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419205) 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 Salcha 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 Salcha 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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Salcha CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,137
Population in Households 1,127
Population in Familes 940
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (28.8%)
Median Home Value $204,430
Average Home Value $216,181


Median Household Income $81,247
Average Household Income $83,923
Per Capita Income $32,301
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.61%
Households 0.59% 0.62%
Families 1.08% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Salcha CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salcha 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 # 62 83rd
Population Density1 # 179 50th
Diversity Index2 # 202 43rd
Median Household Income # 23 94th
Per Capita Income # 91 75th

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