Prudhoe Bay, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Prudhoe Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 2,174 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Prudhoe Bay is located at latitude 70.3662 and longitude -148.7455 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the Prudhoe Bay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 378.57 sq. miles and a water area of 178.52 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Prudhoe Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419192) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Prudhoe Bay Census Designated Place 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 Prudhoe Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,174
Population in Households 2
Population in Familes 0
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,172
Population Density1 6
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 0
Average Household Size 0.0
Family Households 0
Average Family Size 0


Total Housing Units 0
Owner Occupied HU 0
Renter Occupied HU 0
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $0
Average Home Value $0


Median Household Income $0
Average Household Income $0
Per Capita Income $87,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.0%
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.

Prudhoe Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prudhoe Bay 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 # 47 87th
Population Density1 # 237 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 191 47th
Median Household Income # 348 1st
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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