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King Cove, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of King Cove had a population of 965 as of July 1, 2019. King Cove ranks in 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 King Cove is located at latitude 55.0617 and longitude -162.3103 in Aleutians East Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of King Cove encompass a land area of 25.68 sq. miles and a water area of 4.24 sq. miles. Aleutians East Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of King Cove (GNIS ID: 2419410) 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 King Cove 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for King Cove: King Cove Cannery.

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King Cove, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

King Cove, AK Housing Affordability Index is 246
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

King Cove, AK Wealth Index is 62
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 965 (100%)
Population in Households 552 (57.2%)
Population in Families 430 (44.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 413 (42.8%)
Population Density 39
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,455
Average Household Income $75,942
Per Capita Income $24,086
Wealth Index4 62

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $142,188
Housing Affordability Index3 246
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.31% 0.33%
Households 0.58% 0.52%
Families 0.36% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

King Cove, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares King Cove to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 72 80th
Population Density # 118 67th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 87 76th
Per Capita Income # 194 45th

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