McGrath, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McGrath, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of McGrath had a population of 347 as of July 1, 2016. McGrath ranks in the upper 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 McGrath is located at latitude 62.9381 and longitude -155.5486 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of McGrath (see map below) encompass a land area of 47.32 sq. miles and a water area of 7.14 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 331 feet.

The City of McGrath (GNIS ID: 2419425) 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 McGrath is located within the McGrath-Holy Cross 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 McGrath 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 McGrath: Tochak'.

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


Total Population 347
Population in Households 346
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $96,875
Average Home Value $116,159


Median Household Income $61,671
Average Household Income $67,625
Per Capita Income $28,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.23%
Households -0.11% -0.28%
Families -0.92% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

McGrath, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McGrath 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 # 151 58th
Population Density1 # 216 40th
Diversity Index2 # 20 95th
Median Household Income # 78 78th
Per Capita Income # 141 60th

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