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Kake, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kake had a population of 548 as of July 1, 2016. Kake ranks in the upper 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 Kake is located at latitude 56.9777 and longitude -133.9044 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kake (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.96 sq. miles and a water area of 6.01 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Kake (GNIS ID: 2419403) 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 Kake is located within the Petersburg 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 Kake 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 Kake: Keex, Kekou, Keku, Keq, Klukwan, S'ikanakhse'ni, S'ikanaxsa'ni.

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


Total Population 548
Population in Households 548
Population in Familes 437
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 61
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 211
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 155 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $243,750
Average Home Value $267,045


Median Household Income $53,801
Average Household Income $77,190
Per Capita Income $32,306
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.4%
Households -0.15% -0.38%
Families -1.32% -0.58%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Kake, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kake 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 # 112 69th
Population Density1 # 99 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 45 88th
Median Household Income # 130 64th
Per Capita Income # 90 75th

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