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Adak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Adak had a population of 316 as of July 1, 2018. Adak 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 Adak is located at latitude 51.8402 and longitude -176.566 in Aleutians West (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Adak (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.98 sq. miles and a water area of 34.18 sq. miles. Aleutians West (CA) Borough is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 177 feet.

The City of Adak (GNIS ID: 2419346) 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 Adak is located within the Aleutians West Census Subarea of Aleutians West (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 Adak population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Adak, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 316
Population in Households 195
Population in Familes 150
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $47,480
Average Household Income $72,579
Per Capita Income $30,074


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21 ( 4.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 4.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 458 (91.6%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $103,947


Total Households 42
Average Household Size 4.64
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 6
  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 -0.38% -0.51%
Households -0.56% -0.97%
Families 0.0% -1.59%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

Adak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adak to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 158 56th
Population Density # 200 44th
Diversity Index # 12 97th
Median Household Income # 193 45th
Per Capita Income # 131 63rd

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