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Platinum, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Platinum had a population of 63 as of July 1, 2017. Platinum 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 Platinum is located at latitude 58.9513 and longitude -161.7475 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Platinum (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Platinum (GNIS ID: 2419450) 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 Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum: Agvik, Arviiq.

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


Total Population 63
Daytime Population: Workers 85
Daytime Population: Residents 47
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.10
Population in Households 63
Population in Familes 56
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $31,986
Average Household Income $40,338
Per Capita Income $11,677


Total Housing Units 32 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14 (43.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (37.5%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $176,786


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 15
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 0.45% 0.63%
Households 0.71% 0.0%
Families 1.99% 1.3%
Median Household Income   5.33%
Per Capita Income   3.33%

Platinum, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Platinum 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 # 287 19th
Population Density # 293 17th
Diversity Index # 284 20th
Median Household Income # 310 13th
Per Capita Income # 340 4th

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