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Hughes, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Hughes had a population of 77 as of July 1, 2016. Hughes 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 Hughes is located at latitude 66.0447 and longitude -154.2372 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Hughes (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 318 feet.

The City of Hughes (GNIS ID: 2419399) 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 Hughes is located within the Koyukuk-Middle Yukon 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 Hughes 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 Hughes: Hughes City, Hut'odlee Kkaakk'et.

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


Total Population 77
Population in Households 77
Population in Familes 60
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 19
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $135,000
Average Home Value $186,905


Median Household Income $25,946
Average Household Income $38,195
Per Capita Income $13,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.26%
Households 0.0% -0.65%
Families 2.79% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   0.32%
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.

Hughes, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hughes 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 # 272 23rd
Population Density1 # 147 59th
Diversity Index2 # 304 14th
Median Household Income # 343 3rd
Per Capita Income # 311 13th

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