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Goodnews Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Goodnews Bay had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2017. 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 59.1287 and longitude -161.5757 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 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 Goodnews Bay 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 Goodnews Bay: Good News Bay, Goodnews, Mamterat, Mumtrahamut, Mumtrahamute, Mumtrak, Mumtrakmut.

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


Total Population 252
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 184
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 250
Population in Familes 224
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 68
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $28,227
Average Household Income $43,990
Per Capita Income $11,639


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $168,636


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 61
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 0.5% 0.47%
Households 0.54% 0.25%
Families 1.96% 0.33%
Median Household Income   5.4%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

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, 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 # 176 51st
Population Density # 93 74th
Diversity Index # 289 19th
Median Household Income # 327 8th
Per Capita Income # 341 4th

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