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Stony River, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Stony River CDP(1) had a population of 69 as of July 1, 2023.

The primary coordinate point for Stony River is located at latitude 61.7831 and longitude -156.5881 in Bethel (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the Stony River Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 1.78 sq. miles. Bethel (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9).

The Stony River Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Stony River Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Stony River, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 69 (100%)
Population in Households 69 (100.0%)
Population in Families 53 (76.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 22
Diversity Index2 36


Median Household Income $32,301
Average Household Income $76,525
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $22,181
Wealth Index5 61
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (28.1)


Total HU (Housing Units) 31 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (35.5%)
Median Home Value $230,000
Average Home Value $280,556
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 20
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 15
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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 6.05% -0.89%
Households 9.26% 0.00%
Families   -4.36%
Median Household Income   5.12%
Per Capita Income   4.02%
Owner Occupied HU   1.09%

Stony River, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stony River to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 274 23rd
Population Density # 146 59th
Median Household Income # 311 12th
Housing Affordability Index # 117 33rd
Per Capita Income # 250 29th
Diversity Index # 211 41st

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