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Ruby, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Ruby had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2016. Ruby 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 Ruby is located at latitude 64.7224 and longitude -155.5014 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Ruby (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.63 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 236 feet.

The City of Ruby (GNIS ID: 2419456) 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 Ruby 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 Ruby 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 Ruby: Lozi-koket.

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


Total Population 166
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 129
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 62
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (42.6%)
Median Home Value $131,818
Average Home Value $180,114


Median Household Income $27,940
Average Household Income $38,805
Per Capita Income $13,643
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.32%
Families 0.85% -0.52%
Median Household Income   -1.19%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
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.

Ruby, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruby 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 # 214 40th
Population Density1 # 154 57th
Diversity Index2 # 302 15th
Median Household Income # 334 6th
Per Capita Income # 310 12th

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