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Wiseman, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Wiseman Census Designated Place had a population of 14 as of July 1, 2016. Wiseman ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wiseman is located at latitude 67.4814 and longitude -150.1607 in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Wiseman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 78.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The Wiseman Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419288) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wiseman Census Designated Place 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 Wiseman 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 Wiseman: Nolan, Wrights.

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


Total Population 14
Population in Households 14
Population in Familes 10
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 5
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 3
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3 (12.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (80.0%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $91,667


Median Household Income $29,084
Average Household Income $50,402
Per Capita Income $20,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -4.5% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.64%
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.

Wiseman, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wiseman 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 # 334 6th
Population Density1 # 329 6th
Diversity Index2 # 175 51st
Median Household Income # 328 8th
Per Capita Income # 236 34th

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