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The City of Mekoryuk had a population of 198 as of July 1, 2021. Mekoryuk 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 Mekoryuk is located at latitude 60.3881 and longitude -166.185 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Mekoryuk encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Mekoryuk 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 Mekoryuk is located within the 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 Mekoryuk: Koot, McKorryok, Mekorryok, Mekoryok, Mekoyruk.

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Mekoryuk, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 198 (100%)
Population in Households 198 (100.0%)
Population in Families 181 (91.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 28
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $38,552
Average Household Income $51,204
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $12,223
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 89 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $124,468
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 58
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.32% 0.1%
Households 0.5% 0.0%
Families 3.36% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%

Mekoryuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mekoryuk to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 195 45th
Population Density # 138 61st
Median Household Income # 261 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 169 48th
Per Capita Income # 328 7th
Diversity Index # 308 13th

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