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Russian Mission, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Russian Mission had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2016. Russian Mission ranks in the lower 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 Russian Mission is located at latitude 61.7787 and longitude -161.3643 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Russian Mission (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Russian Mission (GNIS ID: 2419457) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Russian Mission is located within the of Kusilvak (CA) 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 Russian Mission 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 Russian Mission: Ekogmute, Ikagmiut, Ikogmut, Ikogmute, Iqugmiut, Iquk, Selo Ikogmyut, The Mission.

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


Total Population 324
Population in Households 324
Population in Familes 294
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 4.32
Family Households 62
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 1.3%)
Median Home Value $128,571
Average Home Value $156,771


Median Household Income $36,192
Average Household Income $51,236
Per Capita Income $12,229
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.97%
Households 0.43% 0.79%
Families -0.26% 0.95%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

Russian Mission, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russian Mission 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 # 160 55th
Population Density1 # 102 71st
Diversity Index2 # 319 10th
Median Household Income # 279 21st
Per Capita Income # 333 6th

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