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Central, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Central Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough at latitude 65.4801 and longitude -144.4781. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 942 feet.

The formal official name is the Central Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Central, Alaska.

The U5 Census Class Code for Central indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Central Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 247.92 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central: Central House.

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Central, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 95
Population in Households 95
Population in Familes 69
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 28
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (69.5%)
Median Home Value $130,000
Average Home Value $187,500


Median Household Income $30,496
Average Household Income $47,321
Per Capita Income $21,325
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.25% 0.21%
Households 0.0% 0.37%
Families 1.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.6%
Per Capita Income   5.53%
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.


Central, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 248 30th
Population Density1 # 320 9th
Diversity Index2 # 146 59th
Median Household Income # 306 14th
Per Capita Income # 193 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.