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 32 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Birch Creek: Deenduu.

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


Total Population 32
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 23
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 32
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $37,079
Per Capita Income $14,675


Total Housing Units 18 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $175,000


Total Households 17
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 10
Average Family Size 2
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.42% -0.63%
Households 0.0% -1.21%
Families 5.04% -2.09%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 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 # 316 11th
Population Density # 254 29th
Diversity Index # 286 20th
Median Household Income # 341 4th
Per Capita Income # 280 21st

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