McCarthy, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McCarthy, Alaska - Basic Facts

The McCarthy Census Designated Place had a population of 28 as of July 1, 2016. McCarthy 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 McCarthy is located at latitude 61.454 and longitude -142.8647 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the McCarthy Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 149.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The McCarthy Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418699) 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 McCarthy 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 McCarthy 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 McCarthy: Shushanna Junction.

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McCarthy Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map

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


Total Population 28
Population in Households 28
Population in Familes 21
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 1.4
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (19.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (73.7%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $250,000


Median Household Income $57,143
Average Household Income $72,272
Per Capita Income $34,154
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 10.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.05%
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.

McCarthy, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCarthy 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 # 320 10th
Population Density1 # 333 7th
Diversity Index2 # 170 54th
Median Household Income # 110 69th
Per Capita Income # 58 84th

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