Deering, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deering, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Deering had a population of 125 as of July 1, 2016. Deering 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 Deering is located at latitude 66.0693 and longitude -162.7686 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Deering (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Deering (GNIS ID: 2419375) 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 Deering is located within the Northwest Arctic Census Subarea of Northwest Arctic 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 Deering population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deering: Ipnaitchiaq.

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


Total Population 125
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 45
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 33
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $114,000


Median Household Income $45,473
Average Household Income $54,875
Per Capita Income $14,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.32%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 1.54% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Deering, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deering 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 # 227 36th
Population Density1 # 149 58th
Diversity Index2 # 313 12th
Median Household Income # 196 45th
Per Capita Income # 287 19th

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