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McCarthy, Alaska - Basic Facts

The McCarthy Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough at latitude 61.454 and longitude -142.8647. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,398 feet.

The formal official name is the McCarthy Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as McCarthy, Alaska.

The U5 Census Class Code for McCarthy indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for McCarthy: Shushanna Junction.

McCarthy Census Designated Place, AK Boundary Map


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McCarthy, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 28
Population in Households 28
Population in Familes 22
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 78 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (20.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (74.4%)
Median Home Value $350,000
Average Home Value $578,333


Median Household Income $66,774
Average Household Income $80,674
Per Capita Income $36,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.0% 0.7%
Households 0.0% 0.98%
Families 15.33% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   3.02%
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, 2014 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 # 330 6th
Diversity Index2 # 156 56th
Median Household Income # 51 86th
Per Capita Income # 25 93rd

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