Wales, AK 99783 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99783: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wales, AK 99783

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • Borough: Nome Census Area Borough
  • Centroid: Latitude 65.664, Longitude -167.436
  • Time Zone: Alaska Time Zone (UTC -9 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wales, AK 99783 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 151
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 6
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $118,750
Average Home Value $124,000


Median Household Income $37,339
Average Household Income $48,363
Per Capita Income $14,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.13%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 0.53% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.28%
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.

Wales, AK 99783 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99783 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 # 178 24th
Population Density1 # 75 68th
Diversity Index2 # 186 21st
Median Household Income # 183 22nd
Per Capita Income # 189 19th

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