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Haines, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Haines Census Designated Place had a population of 1,730 as of July 1, 2016. Haines 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 Haines is located at latitude 59.2605 and longitude -135.4723 in Haines Borough. The formal boundaries for the Haines Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.2 sq. miles and a water area of 7.43 sq. miles. Haines Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Haines Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418606) 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 Haines Census Designated Place is located within the Haines Census Subarea of Haines 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 Haines 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 Haines: Chilcoot, Chilkat, Chilkoot, Daschu, Deshu, Dtehshuh, Haines Mission, Kutkwutlu, Willard Mission.

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


Total Population 1,730
Population in Households 1,730
Population in Familes 1,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 131
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 791
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 454
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 530 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $271,127
Average Home Value $282,925


Median Household Income $55,793
Average Household Income $75,668
Per Capita Income $34,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% -0.08%
Households 0.18% -0.08%
Families -0.07% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

Haines, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haines 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 # 53 85th
Population Density1 # 59 84th
Diversity Index2 # 119 67th
Median Household Income # 118 67th
Per Capita Income # 55 85th

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