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Nightmute, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Nightmute had a population of 287 as of July 1, 2018. 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 60.4794 and longitude -164.7239 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Nightmute 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 287
Population in Households 287
Population in Familes 262
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $58,600
Per Capita Income $14,069


Total Housing Units 63 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $181,250
Average Home Value $182,558


Total Households 60
Average Household Size 4.78
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 5
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.3% 0.41%
Households 0.2% 0.33%
Families -1.19% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.16%

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, 2018 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 # 167 53rd
Population Density # 265 25th
Diversity Index # 304 15th
Median Household Income # 178 52nd
Per Capita Income # 310 13th

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