Big Delta, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Delta, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Big Delta Census Designated Place had a population of 594 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Big Delta is located at latitude 64.1566 and longitude -145.7409 in Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Big Delta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.87 sq. miles and a water area of 7.46 sq. miles. Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Big Delta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418791) 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 Big Delta Census Designated Place is located within the Southeast Fairbanks Census Subarea of Southeast Fairbanks (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 Big Delta 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 Big Delta: Big Delta Roadhouse, Grundler, McCarthy, McCarthy Telegraph Station, McCarty, McCarty Roadhouse, Tanana Ferry, Washburn.

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


Total Population 594
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 343
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (33.1%)
Median Home Value $180,224
Average Home Value $189,264


Median Household Income $58,084
Average Household Income $84,145
Per Capita Income $31,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.0%
Households -0.16% -0.1%
Families -0.74% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Big Delta, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Delta 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 # 103 71st
Population Density1 # 187 47th
Diversity Index2 # 215 39th
Median Household Income # 104 71st
Per Capita Income # 101 72nd

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