Dry Creek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dry Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Dry Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 94 as of July 1, 2016. Dry Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Dry Creek is located at latitude 63.6266 and longitude -144.6392 in Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Dry Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 140.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,873 feet.

The Dry Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418559) 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 Dry Creek 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 Dry Creek 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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Dry Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 94
Population in Households 94
Population in Familes 74
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 29
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 46 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (37.0%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $175,000


Median Household Income $46,878
Average Household Income $50,113
Per Capita Income $19,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% -0.7%
Families -3.16% -1.14%
Median Household Income   -4.07%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.

Dry Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dry Creek 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 # 252 29th
Population Density1 # 314 13th
Diversity Index2 # 77 79th
Median Household Income # 183 49th
Per Capita Income # 242 32nd

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