Whittier, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Whittier, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Whittier had a population of 213 as of July 1, 2017. Whittier ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whittier is located at latitude 60.7767 and longitude -148.6646 in Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Whittier (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.27 sq. miles and a water area of 7.51 sq. miles. Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Whittier (GNIS ID: 2418873) 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 Whittier is located within the Chugach 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 Whittier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Whittier, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 213
Daytime Population: Workers 58
Daytime Population: Residents 72
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 130
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 205
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 65
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $61,336
Per Capita Income $30,104

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (14.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (60.8%)
Median Home Value $80,769
Average Home Value $123,810
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 111
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.45% -0.47%
Households -0.37% -0.55%
Families 0.28% -0.83%
Median Household Income   6.25%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Whittier, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whittier to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 192 46th
Population Density # 170 52nd
Diversity Index # 30 92nd
Median Household Income # 288 19th
Per Capita Income # 118 67th

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