Atqasuk, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Atqasuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Atqasuk had a population of 240 as of July 1, 2016. Atqasuk 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 Atqasuk is located at latitude 70.4808 and longitude -157.3255 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Atqasuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.71 sq. miles and a water area of 3.62 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Atqasuk (GNIS ID: 2419360) 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 Atqasuk is located within the North Slope Census Subarea of North Slope 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 Atqasuk 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 Atqasuk: Atkasak, Atkasook, Atkasuk, Mead River, Meade River, Meade River Village, Tikikluk, Tikilook, Tikiluk.

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


Total Population 240
Population in Households 234
Population in Familes 201
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 6
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 3.49
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $121,154


Median Household Income $60,037
Average Household Income $71,236
Per Capita Income $20,462
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.66%
Households 0.74% 0.59%
Families 1.37% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Atqasuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atqasuk 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 # 183 49th
Population Density1 # 231 35th
Diversity Index2 # 276 22nd
Median Household Income # 92 74th
Per Capita Income # 220 38th

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