Kivalina, Alaska - Basic Facts

Kivalina is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Kivalina.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Northwest Arctic Borough at latitude 67.7269 and longitude -164.5333. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Kivalina (see map) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 2.46 sq. miles.

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, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 375
Population in Households 274
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 87
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $220,703
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,393
Average Household Income $68,387
Per Capita Income $14,467
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.06% 0.32%
Households 0.55% 0.46%
Families 0.66% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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, 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 144 60th
Population Density1 # 35 90th
Diversity Index2 # 182 49th
Median Household Income # 109 69th
Per Capita Income # 285 20th

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