Gakona, AK 99586 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99586: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gakona, AK 99586

Acceptable Alternative
Miers Lake, AK 99586
Slana, AK 99586

Not Acceptable, USPS
Gulkana, AK 99586

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 17
  • Single Family Addresses: 122
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • Borough: Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough
  • Centroid: Latitude 62.714, Longitude -143.986
  • Time Zone: Alaska Time Zone (UTC -9 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gakona, AK 99586 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 492
Population in Households 492
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 0
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (30.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (57.6%)
Median Home Value $189,535
Average Home Value $213,961


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $56,972
Per Capita Income $25,012
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.1% -0.2%
Households -0.07% -0.37%
Families -0.36% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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.

Gakona, AK 99586 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99586 to the other 233 ZIP Codes 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 # 109 54th
Population Density1 # 186 24th
Diversity Index2 # 71 70th
Median Household Income # 186 20th
Per Capita Income # 117 50th

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