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Metlakatla, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place had a population of 1,453 as of July 1, 2016. Metlakatla ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Metlakatla is located at latitude 55.1147 and longitude -131.5557 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Metlakatla Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418709) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Metlakatla Census Designated Place is located within the Metlakatla Indian Community 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 Metlakatla 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 Metlakatla: Maxlakxaala, Metlahcatlah, Metlah-Catlah, Metlahkatlah, Metlakahtla, Metla-katla, New Metlakahta, New Metlakatla, Port Chester.

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


Total Population 1,453
Population in Households 1,453
Population in Familes 1,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 630
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 502
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 364
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 328 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $137,000
Average Home Value $147,104


Median Household Income $53,833
Average Household Income $69,588
Per Capita Income $23,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.71%
Households 0.29% 0.67%
Families 0.36% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Metlakatla, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Metlakatla 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 # 54 85th
Population Density1 # 16 96th
Diversity Index2 # 185 48th
Median Household Income # 129 64th
Per Capita Income # 184 48th

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