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Point Hope, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Point Hope had a population of 690 as of July 1, 2015. Point Hope 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 Point Hope is located at latitude 68.3437 and longitude -166.6694 in North Slope Borough. 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. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Point Hope (GNIS ID: 2419451) 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 Point Hope 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 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, 2015)


Total Population 690
Population in Households 687
Population in Familes 586
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 143
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 3.56
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 110 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $325,532
Average Home Value $342,857


Median Household Income $87,366
Average Household Income $101,453
Per Capita Income $29,075
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.83%
Households 0.71% 0.92%
Families -0.13% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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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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, 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 # 91 75th
Population Density1 # 55 85th
Diversity Index2 # 226 36th
Median Household Income # 9 98th
Per Capita Income # 115 68th

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