Birch Creek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Birch Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Birch Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 33 as of July 1, 2016. Birch Creek ranks in the lower 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 Birch Creek is located at latitude 66.2665 and longitude -145.8738 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Birch Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Birch Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418795) 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 Birch Creek Census Designated Place is located within the Yukon Flats Census Subarea of Yukon-Koyukuk (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 Birch Creek 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 Birch Creek: Deenduu.

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


Total Population 33
Population in Households 33
Population in Familes 24
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 10
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 18 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $130,000
Average Home Value $182,143


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $37,753
Per Capita Income $14,489
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 5.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Birch Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birch Creek 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 # 314 11th
Population Density1 # 255 29th
Diversity Index2 # 289 19th
Median Household Income # 345 3rd
Per Capita Income # 292 18th

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