Shungnak, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shungnak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Shungnak had a population of 267 as of July 1, 2016. Shungnak 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 Shungnak is located at latitude 66.8871 and longitude -157.1638 in Northwest Arctic Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Shungnak (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Northwest Arctic Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 171 feet.

The City of Shungnak (GNIS ID: 2418856) 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 Shungnak 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 Shungnak 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 Shungnak: Isinnaq, Nuurviuraq.

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


Total Population 267
Population in Households 267
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 30
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 63
Average Household Size 4.24
Family Households 46
Average Family Size 5


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $122,500
Average Home Value $157,143


Median Household Income $44,069
Average Household Income $58,113
Per Capita Income $15,243
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.3%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families -0.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Shungnak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shungnak 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 # 172 52nd
Population Density1 # 139 61st
Diversity Index2 # 271 24th
Median Household Income # 209 41st
Per Capita Income # 276 22nd

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