Yakutat, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Yakutat, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Yakutat Census Designated Place had a population of 648 as of July 1, 2016. Yakutat 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 Yakutat is located at latitude 59.5636 and longitude -139.6062 in Yakutat Borough. The formal boundaries for the Yakutat Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 100.49 sq. miles and a water area of 3.63 sq. miles. Yakutat Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Yakutat Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419293) 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 Yakutat Census Designated Place is located within the Yakutat Census Subarea of Yakutat 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 Yakutat 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 Yakutat: Yak'da't Hlahayik, Yakitat, Yakudat.

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


Total Population 648
Population in Households 630
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 6
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 383 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (38.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $173,649
Average Home Value $207,313


Median Household Income $73,957
Average Household Income $82,047
Per Capita Income $34,881
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.4%
Households -0.12% -0.3%
Families -0.31% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.

Yakutat, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yakutat 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 # 97 73rd
Population Density1 # 230 36th
Diversity Index2 # 13 97th
Median Household Income # 47 87th
Per Capita Income # 52 86th

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