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Point Hope, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Point Hope is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in North Slope Borough at latitude 68.3437 and longitude -166.6694. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Point Hope 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 Point Hope (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Hope: Figarok, Hope, Tee-kee-voga-meuts, Tiekagamiut, Tigara, Tigarak, Tigera, Tikarakh, Tikeh, Tikek, Tikera, Tikeramiut, Tikerana, Tikeranmeun, Tikigaq, Tikiqaq, Tikira, Tikirah, Tikirahmun, Tikirak, Tikirat, Tikkerak, Tkok, Ttiekigakg, Ttikigakg.

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


Total Population 683
Population in Households 679
Population in Familes 578
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 142
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 3.57
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $299,107
Average Home Value $329,279


Median Household Income $89,778
Average Household Income $99,737
Per Capita Income $28,577
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.92%
Households 0.5% 1.03%
Families -0.65% 0.96%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
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.


Point Hope, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Hope 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 # 92 74th
Population Density1 # 55 85th
Diversity Index2 # 210 41st
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 120 66th

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