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Shageluk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Shageluk had a population of 83 as of July 1, 2016. Shageluk 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 Shageluk is located at latitude 62.6668 and longitude -159.5314 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Shageluk (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.08 sq. miles and a water area of 1.35 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Shageluk (GNIS ID: 2419469) 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 Shageluk 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 Shageluk 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 Shageluk: Caarilluk, Chageluk, Chagvagchat, Edixi, Inselnostleide, Intenleiden, Khuingshtetakhten, Khulishganat, Khushgichagat, Kuingshtetakten, Tizhgelede, Tlegogitno, Tlegoshitno, Tlegozhitno.

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


Total Population 83
Population in Households 83
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 8
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 22
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (32.1%)
Median Home Value $104,167
Average Home Value $125,000


Median Household Income $29,368
Average Household Income $43,963
Per Capita Income $14,879
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.24%
Households 0.0% -0.56%
Families 2.37% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Shageluk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shageluk 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 # 265 25th
Population Density1 # 214 40th
Diversity Index2 # 283 20th
Median Household Income # 325 8th
Per Capita Income # 283 21st

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