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Paxson, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Paxson Census Designated Place had a population of 40 as of July 1, 2016. Paxson 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 Paxson is located at latitude 62.9757 and longitude -145.7589 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Paxson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 305.01 sq. miles and a water area of 14.31 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3,376 feet.

The Paxson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419162) 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 Paxson 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 Paxson 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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Paxson, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40
Population in Households 40
Population in Familes 31
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 ( 8.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (88.0%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $191,667


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $56,700
Per Capita Income $23,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

Paxson, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paxson 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 # 305 14th
Population Density1 # 343 5th
Diversity Index2 # 96 73rd
Median Household Income # 284 17th
Per Capita Income # 182 49th

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