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The City of Lower Kalskag had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2022. 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 61.5122 and longitude -160.3581 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Lower Kalskag 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 39 feet.

The City of Lower Kalskag 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lower Kalskag: Kaltchagamut, Kaltchagamute, Kaltshak, Qalqaq.

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


Total Population 281 (100%)
Population in Households 265 (94.3%)
Population in Families 216 (76.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 16 ( 5.7%)
Population Density 226
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $46,036
Average Household Income $62,425
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $18,813
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 95 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $182,143
Average Home Value $254,237
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 82
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 55
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 0.48% 0.00%
Households 0.00% 0.00%
Families   -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.60%
Owner Occupied HU   0.00%

Lower Kalskag, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lower Kalskag 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 # 171 52nd
Population Density # 42 88th
Median Household Income # 212 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 247 70th
Per Capita Income # 259 27th
Diversity Index # 187 48th

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