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Nightmute, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nightmute had a population of 290 as of July 1, 2017. Nightmute ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Nightmute is located at latitude 60.4642 and longitude -164.8361 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nightmute (see map below) encompass a land area of 97.08 sq. miles and a water area of 4.03 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 92 feet.

The City of Nightmute (GNIS ID: 2419433) 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 Nightmute 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 Nightmute 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 Nightmute: Negtemiut, Nichta, Nichtmut, Nighmute, Nightmut, Nigmuit, Nigmute, Nigtmuit, Nigtmute, Nikhta.

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


Total Population 290
Daytime Population: Workers 35
Daytime Population: Residents 205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 240
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 290
Population in Familes 266
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $45,788
Average Household Income $58,817
Per Capita Income $13,975


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $184,146


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 4.75
Family Households 49
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 0.49% 0.48%
Households 0.46% 0.65%
Families -1.08% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Nightmute, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nightmute 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 # 165 54th
Population Density # 267 25th
Diversity Index # 300 16th
Median Household Income # 195 45th
Per Capita Income # 293 18th

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