Tanacross, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tanacross, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Tanacross Census Designated Place had a population of 137 as of July 1, 2016. Tanacross 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 Tanacross is located at latitude 63.3281 and longitude -143.4871 in Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Tanacross Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 79.37 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles. Southeast Fairbanks (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,549 feet.

The Tanacross Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419245) 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 Tanacross 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 Tanacross 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 Tanacross: Saint Timothys, Taats'altey, Tanana Crossing, Tanana Junction.

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


Total Population 137
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 107
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $120,000
Average Home Value $178,289


Median Household Income $44,613
Average Household Income $50,084
Per Capita Income $19,145
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.0%
Households -0.3% 0.0%
Families -1.42% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.38%
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.

Tanacross, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tanacross 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 # 223 37th
Population Density1 # 285 19th
Diversity Index2 # 63 82nd
Median Household Income # 207 42nd
Per Capita Income # 247 30th

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