Atka, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Atka, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Atka had a population of 60 as of July 1, 2018. Atka 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 Atka is located at latitude 52.1961 and longitude -174.2006 in Aleutians West (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Atka encompass a land area of 8.74 sq. miles and a water area of 27.38 sq. miles. Aleutians West (CA) Borough is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 135 feet.

The City of Atka (GNIS ID: 2419359) 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 Atka 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atka: Atkha, Nazan.

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


Total Population 60
Population in Households 37
Population in Familes 28
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $47,508
Average Household Income $72,276
Per Capita Income $29,919


Total Housing Units 43 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (27.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (46.5%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $115,909


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 1.61
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 2
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.68%
Households -0.51% -0.89%
Families -2.33% -1.47%
Median Household Income   4.93%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

Atka, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atka 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 # 288 19th
Population Density # 218 39th
Diversity Index # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 191 46th
Per Capita Income # 135 62nd

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