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Wales, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wales is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nome (CA) Borough at latitude 65.6142 and longitude -168.0811. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wales, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wales, Alaska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wales indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Wales, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 148
Population in Households 148
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 3.36
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 4


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 $210,185


Median Household Income $36,149
Average Household Income $39,913
Per Capita Income $11,279
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.48% 0.93%
Households 0.54% 0.89%
Families 6.21% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   4.0%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 222 38th
Population Density1 # 101 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 294 17th
Median Household Income # 276 22nd
Per Capita Income # 331 7th

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