Chiniak, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chiniak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Chiniak Census Designated Place had a population of 53 as of July 1, 2017. Chiniak ranks in the lower 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 Chiniak is located at latitude 57.5748 and longitude -152.2833 in Kodiak Island Borough. The formal boundaries for the Chiniak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kodiak Island Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Chiniak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418827) 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 Chiniak Census Designated Place is located within the Kodiak Island Census Subarea of Kodiak Island 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 Chiniak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chiniak, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 53
Population in Households 53
Population in Familes 42
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $300,000
Average Home Value $279,167


Median Household Income $84,899
Average Household Income $83,190
Per Capita Income $32,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.67% 1.11%
Households 1.95% 0.85%
Families -0.89% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Chiniak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chiniak to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 294 18th
Population Density1 # 294 18th
Diversity Index2 # 229 36th
Median Household Income # 13 97th
Per Capita Income # 81 77th

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