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Craig, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Craig had a population of 1,318 as of July 1, 2017. Craig ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Craig is located at latitude 55.4882 and longitude -133.1111 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Craig (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.2 sq. miles and a water area of 2.32 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Craig (GNIS ID: 2419374) 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 Craig is located within the Prince of Wales Census Subarea of Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) 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 Craig population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Craig: Craig City, Craig Millar, Fish Egg.

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Craig, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,318
Daytime Population: Workers 720
Daytime Population: Residents 697
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,417
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 1,308
Population in Familes 999
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 183
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $60,793
Average Household Income $78,389
Per Capita Income $30,355


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $247,059
Average Home Value $253,476


Total Households 507
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 317
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.29% -0.14%
Households 1.05% -0.12%
Families 1.09% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

Craig, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Craig to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 58 84th
Population Density # 45 88th
Diversity Index # 71 81st
Median Household Income # 88 75th
Per Capita Income # 114 68th

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