Golovin, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Golovin, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Golovin had a population of 159 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Golovin is located at latitude 64.5637 and longitude -163.001 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Golovin (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Golovin (GNIS ID: 2419390) 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 Golovin is located within the Nome Census Subarea of Nome (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 Golovin 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 Golovin: Cheenik, Chenik, Chenik Mission, Chennik, Chillimiut, Chingmyut, Chinick, Chinig-myut, Chinik, Cingik, Dexter, Dexter's Store, Golofnin, Golovnin, Ikaligvigmiut, Ikaligwigmiut, Ikalikhvig-myut, Seleniye Ikalikhvig-myut, Sinik, Tchinimuth.

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


Total Population 159
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 135
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 43
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 50
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $101,042


Median Household Income $29,481
Average Household Income $45,764
Per Capita Income $13,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.25%
Households 0.32% 0.0%
Families 0.95% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
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.

Golovin, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golovin 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 # 218 39th
Population Density1 # 111 69th
Diversity Index2 # 248 30th
Median Household Income # 321 10th
Per Capita Income # 316 11th

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