Cold Bay, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cold Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Cold Bay had a population of 108 as of July 1, 2017. Cold Bay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Cold Bay is located at latitude 55.2158 and longitude -162.7758 in Aleutians East Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Cold Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 53.21 sq. miles and a water area of 18.46 sq. miles. Aleutians East Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Cold Bay (GNIS ID: 2419372) 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 Cold Bay is located within the Aleutians East Census Subarea of Aleutians East 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 Cold Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cold Bay: Fort Randall.

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Cold Bay, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 108
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 5
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.33
Population in Households 21
Population in Familes 16
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $51,243
Average Household Income $68,358
Per Capita Income $33,126


Total Housing Units 82 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11 (13.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (43.9%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $125,000


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 1.0
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   0.33%

Cold Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cold Bay to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 239 33rd
Population Density # 277 21st
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 157 56th
Per Capita Income # 75 79th

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