Bear Creek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bear Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 2,037 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Creek is located at latitude 60.2081 and longitude -149.3698 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Bear Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418785) 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 Bear Creek Census Designated Place is located within the Seward-Hope 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 Bear Creek 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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Bear Creek Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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


Total Population 2,037
Population in Households 2,035
Population in Familes 1,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 859
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 520
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,054 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 195 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $179,074
Average Home Value $221,389


Median Household Income $83,417
Average Household Income $93,901
Per Capita Income $39,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.54%
Households 0.45% 0.42%
Families -0.15% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Bear Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Creek 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 # 48 87th
Population Density1 # 106 70th
Diversity Index2 # 148 59th
Median Household Income # 15 96th
Per Capita Income # 30 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.