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Wainwright, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Wainwright is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in North Slope Borough at latitude 70.6501 and longitude -159.9972. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Wainwright 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 Wainwright (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.94 sq. miles and a water area of 25.09 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wainwright: Olgonik, Ulguniq, Wainwright Inlet.

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


Total Population 562
Population in Households 548
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 3.65
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $167,045
Average Home Value $195,604


Median Household Income $56,640
Average Household Income $68,707
Per Capita Income $19,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.25% 0.74%
Households 0.48% 0.92%
Families -0.83% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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, 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 # 111 69th
Population Density1 # 133 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 271 24th
Median Household Income # 106 70th
Per Capita Income # 221 38th

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