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Kivalina, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kivalina had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2016. Kivalina ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kivalina is located at latitude 67.7286 and longitude -164.5397 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kivalina (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 2.46 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Kivalina (GNIS ID: 2419411) 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 Kivalina 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 Kivalina 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 Kivalina: Kebuleek, Kebulik, Kevuleek, Kevulik, Kivalena, Kivalinagmiut, Kivalinagmouit, Kivalinak, Kivaliniq, Kivalinyah, Kiv-a-lin-yah, Kiveleena, Kivelow, Kivilenya, Kivoualinagmut, Kivualinagmut, Kivualinak, Kuveleek.

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


Total Population 379
Population in Households 276
Population in Familes 252
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 253
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 86
Average Household Size 3.21
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $107,143
Average Home Value $122,500


Median Household Income $57,858
Average Household Income $73,271
Per Capita Income $20,989
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.26%
Households 0.19% 0.23%
Families 0.22% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Kivalina, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kivalina 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 # 143 60th
Population Density1 # 35 90th
Diversity Index2 # 190 46th
Median Household Income # 105 71st
Per Capita Income # 214 40th

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