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Slana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Slana Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough at latitude 62.6169 and longitude -143.5197. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 2,159 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Slana 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 Slana Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 252.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Slana: Slana Roadhouse, Stl'aa Caegge.

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


Total Population 149
Population in Households 149
Population in Familes 117
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 1.89
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (10.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (63.3%)
Median Home Value $340,000
Average Home Value $559,821


Median Household Income $33,252
Average Household Income $51,218
Per Capita Income $21,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.32% 0.53%
Households 0.61% 0.5%
Families 6.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.16%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.


Slana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Slana 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 # 221 38th
Population Density1 # 316 11th
Diversity Index2 # 93 74th
Median Household Income # 296 17th
Per Capita Income # 186 48th

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