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Tanana, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Tanana is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough at latitude 65.1846 and longitude -152.0546. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 207 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tanana, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tanana, Alaska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tanana indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Tanana (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.04 sq. miles and a water area of 4.64 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tanana: Fort Adams, Fort Gibbon, Harpers Station, Hohudodetlaatl Denh, Nuchiloghoy, Protestant Episcopal Mission of Our Savior, Saint James Episcopal Mission, Saint James Mission, Tanana Station, Weare.

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Tanana, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 244
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 137 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (27.0%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $167,857


Median Household Income $27,389
Average Household Income $37,515
Per Capita Income $14,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.2%
Families -0.84% 0.0%
Median Household Income   5.1%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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.


Tanana, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tanana to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 181 49th
Population Density1 # 153 57th
Diversity Index2 # 149 58th
Median Household Income # 329 7th
Per Capita Income # 276 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.