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Valdez, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Valdez had a population of 3,991 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Valdez is located at latitude 61.0836 and longitude -146.3172 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Valdez (see map below) encompass a land area of 216.24 sq. miles and a water area of 59.64 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Valdez (GNIS ID: 2418868) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Valdez is located within the 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 Valdez 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 Valdez: Copper City, Old Valdez, Suacit.

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


Total Population 3,991
Population in Households 3,842
Population in Familes 2,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 149
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 1,561
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 947
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,052 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $180,040
Average Home Value $184,986


Median Household Income $75,806
Average Household Income $100,785
Per Capita Income $40,750
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.21%
Households -0.12% -0.34%
Families -0.38% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.7%
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.

Valdez, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valdez 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 # 30 92nd
Population Density1 # 164 54th
Diversity Index2 # 126 65th
Median Household Income # 41 89th
Per Capita Income # 25 93rd

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