Chitina, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chitina, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Chitina Census Designated Place had a population of 126 as of July 1, 2016. Chitina ranks in the lower 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 Chitina is located at latitude 61.5519 and longitude -144.1758 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Chitina Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 84.45 sq. miles and a water area of 15.03 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Chitina Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418832) 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 Chitina Census Designated Place is located within the Copper River Census Subarea of Valdez-Cordova (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 Chitina 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 Chitina: Chechitno, Chetchitno, Chettyna, Chittena, Chitty, Tsedi Na'.

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Chitina Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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


Total Population 126
Population in Households 126
Population in Familes 97
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (47.5%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $234,868


Median Household Income $57,692
Average Household Income $75,842
Per Capita Income $34,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.39%
Families 0.0% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
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.

Chitina, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chitina 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 # 226 36th
Population Density1 # 291 18th
Diversity Index2 # 139 60th
Median Household Income # 106 70th
Per Capita Income # 59 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.