Akiachak, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Akiachak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Akiachak Census Designated Place had a population of 649 as of July 1, 2017. Akiachak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Akiachak is located at latitude 60.9162 and longitude -161.4047 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Akiachak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Akiachak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418756) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Akiachak Census Designated Place is located within the Lower Kuskokwim Census Subarea of Bethel (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 Akiachak 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 Akiachak: Akachagamut, Akiachagamut, Akiachok, Akiachuak, Akiachuck, Akiacuar, Akiakchagmiut, Akiakchak, Akiatshagamut.

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


Total Population 649
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 649
Population in Familes 581
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 86
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,377
Average Household Income $56,404
Per Capita Income $13,743


Total Housing Units 189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $164,583
Average Home Value $184,524


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 4.19
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.48% 0.52%
Households 0.45% 0.51%
Families -0.77% 0.33%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Akiachak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Akiachak 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 # 98 73rd
Population Density # 76 79th
Diversity Index # 319 10th
Median Household Income # 236 34th
Per Capita Income # 303 15th

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