Goodnews Bay, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Goodnews Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Goodnews Bay had a population of 250 as of July 1, 2018. Goodnews Bay ranks in 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 Goodnews Bay is located at latitude 59.1189 and longitude -161.5875 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Goodnews Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Goodnews Bay (GNIS ID: 2419391) 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 Goodnews Bay is located within the 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Goodnews Bay: Good News Bay, Goodnews, Mamterat, Mumtrahamut, Mumtrahamute, Mumtrak, Mumtrakmut.

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


Total Population 250
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 222
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $31,925
Average Household Income $45,821
Per Capita Income $12,522


Total Housing Units 85 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $164,912


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.34% 0.4%
Households 0.32% 0.26%
Families 1.72% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.19%

Goodnews Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Goodnews Bay 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 # 177 50th
Population Density # 92 74th
Diversity Index # 288 19th
Median Household Income # 313 12th
Per Capita Income # 334 6th

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