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Skagway, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Skagway Census Designated Place had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2016. Skagway 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 Skagway is located at latitude 59.4644 and longitude -135.2751 in Skagway Borough. The formal boundaries for the Skagway Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Skagway Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 30 feet.

The Skagway Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419220) 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 Skagway Census Designated Place is located within the Skagway Census Subarea of Skagway 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 Skagway 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 Skagway: Schkague, Shkagway, Skaguay, Skagwa.

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


Total Population 960
Population in Households 929
Population in Familes 624
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 102
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 199 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $346,269
Average Home Value $366,372


Median Household Income $74,716
Average Household Income $112,851
Per Capita Income $51,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 1.22%
Households 0.5% 1.11%
Families -0.07% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Skagway, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skagway 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 # 72 80th
Population Density1 # 73 80th
Diversity Index2 # 243 32nd
Median Household Income # 43 88th
Per Capita Income # 3 99th

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