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Port Heiden, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Port Heiden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Lake and Peninsula Borough at latitude 56.9642 and longitude -158.5806. Lake and Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Port Heiden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Port Heiden, Alaska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Port Heiden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Port Heiden (see map below) encompass a land area of 50.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Heiden: Mashik, Masrriq, Meshik, Mishik.

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Port Heiden, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 102
Population in Households 97
Population in Familes 79
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (35.7%)
Median Home Value $250,000
Average Home Value $343,750


Median Household Income $52,325
Average Household Income $77,523
Per Capita Income $28,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.39%
Households 0.67% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.82%
Median Household Income   5.55%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
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.


Port Heiden, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Heiden to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 245 31st
Population Density1 # 278 21st
Diversity Index2 # 107 70th
Median Household Income # 124 65th
Per Capita Income # 125 65th

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