Wales, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wales, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wales had a population of 148 as of July 1, 2015. Wales ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wales is located at latitude 65.6142 and longitude -168.0811 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Wales (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Wales (GNIS ID: 2418870) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wales population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wales: Eidannoo, Kingaghee, King-a-khi, Kingegan, Kingegan Mission, Kingeghee, Kingigamute, Kinigin.

City of Wales, AK Boundary Map

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Wales, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 148
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 17
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 44
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $145,652
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,915
Average Household Income $42,740
Per Capita Income $11,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.67%
Households 0.44% 0.89%
Families 5.0% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

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Wales, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wales to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 221 38th
Population Density1 # 101 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 293 18th
Median Household Income # 294 17th
Per Capita Income # 333 6th

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