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Port Heiden, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Port Heiden had a population of 102 as of July 1, 2016. Port Heiden 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 Port Heiden is located at latitude 56.9642 and longitude -158.5806 in Lake and Peninsula Borough. 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. Lake and Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Port Heiden (GNIS ID: 2419453) 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 Port Heiden is located within the Lake and Peninsula Census Subarea of Lake and Peninsula 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 Port Heiden 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 Port Heiden: Mashik, Masrriq, Meshik, Mishik.

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Port Heiden, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 102
Population in Households 96
Population in Familes 78
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.67
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 $100,000
Average Home Value $173,864


Median Household Income $56,803
Average Household Income $70,146
Per Capita Income $27,904
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.4%
Households 0.45% -0.56%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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, 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 # 245 31st
Population Density1 # 278 21st
Diversity Index2 # 104 71st
Median Household Income # 115 68th
Per Capita Income # 147 59th

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