Beluga, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Beluga, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Beluga Census Designated Place had a population of 20 as of July 1, 2016. Beluga ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beluga is located at latitude 61.191 and longitude -151.1844 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Beluga Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 100.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0.73 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Beluga Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418789) 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 Beluga Census Designated Place is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula 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 Beluga 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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Beluga, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20
Population in Households 11
Population in Familes 8
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 10
Average Household Size 1.1
Family Households 5
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 55 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (12.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (81.8%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $295,000


Median Household Income $41,495
Average Household Income $44,799
Per Capita Income $24,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.98%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 3.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   -0.43%
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.

Beluga, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beluga 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 # 326 8th
Population Density1 # 331 7th
Diversity Index2 # 84 77th
Median Household Income # 229 36th
Per Capita Income # 178 50th

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