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Wainwright, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wainwright had a population of 569 as of July 1, 2015. Wainwright ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wainwright is located at latitude 70.6501 and longitude -159.9972 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Wainwright (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.94 sq. miles and a water area of 25.09 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Wainwright (GNIS ID: 2418869) 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 Wainwright 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 Wainwright 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 Wainwright: Olgonik, Ulguniq, Wainwright Inlet.

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Wainwright, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 569
Population in Households 555
Population in Familes 478
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 32
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 3.65
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $187,500
Average Home Value $214,674


Median Household Income $56,619
Average Household Income $76,992
Per Capita Income $21,363
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.73%
Households 0.64% 0.9%
Families -0.33% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.


Wainwright, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wainwright 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 # 108 70th
Population Density1 # 131 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 286 20th
Median Household Income # 119 67th
Per Capita Income # 185 48th

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