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The Kipnuk CDP(1) had a population of 713 as of July 1, 2022. Kipnuk 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 Kipnuk is located at latitude 59.9389 and longitude -164.0414 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Kipnuk Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 19.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Kipnuk Census Designated Place 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 Kipnuk 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kipnuk: Qipneq.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Kipnuk, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 713 (100%)
Population in Households 713 (100.0%)
Population in Families 662 (92.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 35
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $42,549
Average Household Income $56,383
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $13,195
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 194 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $72,561
Average Home Value $109,630
Housing Affordability Index3 242


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 3.92
Family Households 149
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.57% 0.03%
Households 0.25% -0.11%
Families   -0.13%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Kipnuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kipnuk to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 90 75th
Population Density # 122 66th
Median Household Income # 243 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 310 88th
Per Capita Income # 323 9th
Diversity Index # 337 4th

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