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Lower Kalskag, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Lower Kalskag had a population of 292 as of July 1, 2017. Lower Kalskag 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 Lower Kalskag is located at latitude 61.5158 and longitude -160.3576 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Lower Kalskag (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Lower Kalskag (GNIS ID: 2419422) 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 Lower Kalskag 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 Lower Kalskag 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 Lower Kalskag: Kaltchagamut, Kaltchagamute, Kaltshak, Qalqaq.

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


Total Population 292
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 180
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 205
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 292
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 239
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $52,091
Average Household Income $62,824
Per Capita Income $18,836


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $237,500


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 3.74
Family Households 56
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 0.48% 0.54%
Households 0.54% 0.51%
Families 0.25% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Lower Kalskag, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Kalskag 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 # 164 54th
Population Density # 38 90th
Diversity Index # 136 62nd
Median Household Income # 150 58th
Per Capita Income # 246 31st

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