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Thorne Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Thorne Bay had a population of 486 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Thorne Bay is located at latitude 55.667 and longitude -132.5357 in Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Thorne Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.58 sq. miles and a water area of 3 sq. miles. Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Thorne Bay (GNIS ID: 2418862) 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 Thorne Bay 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 Thorne Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 486
Population in Households 483
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (41.5%)
Median Home Value $213,889
Average Home Value $260,350


Median Household Income $54,584
Average Household Income $71,302
Per Capita Income $32,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.49%
Households 0.22% 0.64%
Families 0.13% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Thorne Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thorne Bay 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 # 123 66th
Population Density1 # 166 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 208 42nd
Median Household Income # 126 65th
Per Capita Income # 83 77th

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