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Kobuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kobuk had a population of 154 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kobuk is located at latitude 66.9241 and longitude -156.9047 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kobuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 148 feet.

The City of Kobuk (GNIS ID: 2419413) 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 Kobuk 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 Kobuk 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 Kobuk: Kochuk, Laugviik, Shungnak.

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


Total Population 154
Population in Households 154
Population in Familes 128
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 4.28
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (30.8%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $164,286


Median Household Income $43,350
Average Household Income $58,370
Per Capita Income $15,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.26%
Households 0.0% 0.55%
Families -0.58% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.48%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

Kobuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kobuk 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 # 219 38th
Population Density1 # 202 44th
Diversity Index2 # 263 26th
Median Household Income # 219 38th
Per Capita Income # 278 22nd

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