Scammon Bay, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scammon Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Scammon Bay had a population of 492 as of July 1, 2016. Scammon Bay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Scammon Bay is located at latitude 61.8426 and longitude -165.5833 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Scammon Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Scammon Bay (GNIS ID: 2419465) 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 Scammon Bay 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 Scammon Bay 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 Scammon Bay: Kutmiut, Marayaaq, Mariagamiut, Mariakamut, Mariuk.

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Scammon Bay, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 492
Population in Households 491
Population in Familes 445
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 788
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 4.96
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $163,971


Median Household Income $38,652
Average Household Income $50,382
Per Capita Income $11,152
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 1.0%
Households 0.49% 0.99%
Families -1.16% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Scammon Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scammon Bay 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 # 122 66th
Population Density1 # 8 98th
Diversity Index2 # 329 7th
Median Household Income # 255 28th
Per Capita Income # 351 1st

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