Teller, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Teller, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Teller had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2016. Teller ranks in the upper 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 Teller is located at latitude 65.2516 and longitude -166.351 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Teller (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Teller (GNIS ID: 2418860) 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 Teller 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 Teller 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 Teller: Libby Station, Libbysville, Nook, Nooke, Nookmut, Nookmute, Nukmiute, Tala.

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


Total Population 233
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 189
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (24.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (57.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $123,864


Median Household Income $30,999
Average Household Income $40,941
Per Capita Income $11,557
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.17%
Households 0.22% 0.0%
Families 0.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.01%
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.

Teller, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Teller 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 # 184 48th
Population Density1 # 65 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 255 29th
Median Household Income # 316 11th
Per Capita Income # 344 3rd

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