Kipnuk, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kipnuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Kipnuk Census Designated Place had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2017. 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 59.9365 and longitude -164.0618 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Kipnuk Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2418657) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kipnuk 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 Kipnuk: Qipneq.

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


Total Population 661
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 661
Population in Familes 615
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 33
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,653
Average Household Income $50,373
Per Capita Income $11,716


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 97 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $158,929


Total Households 158
Average Household Size 4.18
Family Households 132
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 0.47% 0.51%
Households 0.44% 0.5%
Families 1.21% 0.45%
Median Household Income   4.85%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Kipnuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kipnuk 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 # 96 73rd
Population Density # 127 64th
Diversity Index # 331 6th
Median Household Income # 254 29th
Per Capita Income # 338 5th

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