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Kaktovik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kaktovik had a population of 246 as of July 1, 2016. Kaktovik 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 Kaktovik is located at latitude 70.1212 and longitude -143.6295 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kaktovik (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Kaktovik (GNIS ID: 2419404) 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 Kaktovik 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 Kaktovik 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 Kaktovik: Kaaktovik, Kaktoavik, Katovik, Qaaktugvik.

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


Total Population 246
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 192
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 341
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 75
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $147,159


Median Household Income $48,440
Average Household Income $59,750
Per Capita Income $18,808
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.64%
Households 0.66% 0.79%
Families 0.0% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Kaktovik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaktovik 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 # 181 49th
Population Density1 # 23 94th
Diversity Index2 # 171 52nd
Median Household Income # 170 52nd
Per Capita Income # 256 28th

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