Nanwalek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Nanwalek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Nanwalek Census Designated Place had a population of 263 as of July 1, 2015. Nanwalek ranks in 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 Nanwalek is located at latitude 59.3265 and longitude -151.9239 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Nanwalek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Nanwalek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418726) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nanwalek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nanwalek: Alexander, Alexandro, Alexandrovek, Alexandrovsk, Anlexndro, English Bay, Odinochka.

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Nanwalek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 263
Population in Households 263
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 4.61
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $362,500
Average Home Value $576,282


Median Household Income $37,127
Average Household Income $53,797
Per Capita Income $21,571
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.68%
Households 0.68% 0.69%
Families -5.46% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.

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Nanwalek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nanwalek to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 173 51st
Population Density1 # 132 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 258 27th
Per Capita Income # 182 49th

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