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Unalakleet, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Unalakleet had a population of 703 as of July 1, 2017. Unalakleet 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 Unalakleet is located at latitude 63.8956 and longitude -160.7981 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Unalakleet (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 2.57 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Unalakleet (GNIS ID: 2418865) 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 Unalakleet 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 Unalakleet population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Unalakleet: Oonalakleet, Oonalaklik, Ounalakleet, Ounalaklik, Unalachleet, Unalakhlit, Unalaklik, Unalaklit, Unalaqliit, Ungalaqliit.

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Unalakleet, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 703
Daytime Population: Workers 396
Daytime Population: Residents 454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 850
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 703
Population in Familes 612
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 194
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $46,752
Average Household Income $66,033
Per Capita Income $20,156


Total Housing Units 276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $127,778
Average Home Value $156,716


Total Households 228
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.37%
Households 0.18% 0.26%
Families 0.24% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.86%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Unalakleet, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Unalakleet to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 89 75th
Population Density # 41 89th
Diversity Index # 179 49th
Median Household Income # 190 47th
Per Capita Income # 225 37th

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