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Point Lay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Point Lay Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in North Slope Borough at latitude 69.7371 and longitude -162.8352. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 26 feet.

The formal official name is the Point Lay Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Point Lay, Alaska.

The U5 Census Class Code for Point Lay indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Point Lay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.51 sq. miles and a water area of 3.78 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point Lay: Kalee, Kali, Point Lay Village.

Point Lay Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map


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


Total Population 191
Population in Households 191
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $297,222
Average Home Value $315,152


Median Household Income $90,905
Average Household Income $100,211
Per Capita Income $28,656
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.25% 1.03%
Households 0.39% 1.28%
Families 3.34% 0.85%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   0.36%
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 Lay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point Lay 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 # 203 43rd
Population Density1 # 226 37th
Diversity Index2 # 218 39th
Median Household Income # 6 99th
Per Capita Income # 119 67th

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