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Aniak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Aniak had a population of 520 as of July 1, 2017. Aniak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Aniak is located at latitude 61.578 and longitude -159.5287 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Aniak (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.42 sq. miles and a water area of 2.38 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Aniak (GNIS ID: 2419357) 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 Aniak is located within the Aniak 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 Aniak 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 Aniak: Aniyak, Anyaraq.

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


Total Population 520
Daytime Population: Workers 107
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 520
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 81
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $52,156
Average Household Income $62,625
Per Capita Income $18,793


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $223,214
Average Home Value $237,615


Total Households 172
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.51% 0.5%
Households 0.49% 0.46%
Families 0.45% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Aniak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Aniak 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 # 115 67th
Population Density # 79 78th
Diversity Index # 133 63rd
Median Household Income # 148 58th
Per Capita Income # 248 30th

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