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Central, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Central Census Designated Place had a population of 96 as of July 1, 2016. Central ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central is located at latitude 65.4801 and longitude -144.4781 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. 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. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Central Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418803) 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 Central 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 Central 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 Central: Central House.

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


Total Population 96
Population in Households 96
Population in Familes 69
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (22.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (69.2%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $128,947


Median Household Income $29,533
Average Household Income $48,596
Per Capita Income $21,328
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.21%
Households 0.0% -0.38%
Families 0.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   0.37%
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, 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 # 249 30th
Population Density1 # 320 9th
Diversity Index2 # 172 51st
Median Household Income # 317 11th
Per Capita Income # 211 41st

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