Fort Yukon, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Yukon, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Yukon had a population of 582 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Yukon ranks in the upper 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 Fort Yukon is located at latitude 66.5876 and longitude -145.2292 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Yukon (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Fort Yukon (GNIS ID: 2419387) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fort Yukon 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 Fort Yukon 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 Fort Yukon: Fort Yukon Village, Gwichyaa Zhee, Gwichyaa Zheh.

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


Total Population 582
Population in Households 580
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $103,226
Average Home Value $131,882


Median Household Income $28,326
Average Household Income $48,804
Per Capita Income $21,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.03% -0.24%
Households -0.13% -0.33%
Families -0.5% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   0.4%
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.

Fort Yukon, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Yukon 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 # 106 70th
Population Density1 # 79 78th
Diversity Index2 # 153 57th
Median Household Income # 331 7th
Per Capita Income # 209 41st

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