South Naknek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Naknek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The South Naknek Census Designated Place had a population of 71 as of July 1, 2017. South Naknek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 South Naknek is located at latitude 58.66 and longitude -156.9875 in Bristol Bay Borough. The formal boundaries for the South Naknek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 93.99 sq. miles and a water area of 2.43 sq. miles. Bristol Bay Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 16 feet.

The South Naknek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419227) 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 South Naknek Census Designated Place is located within the Bristol Bay Census Subarea of Bristol Bay 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 South Naknek 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 South Naknek: Naknek, Naknek Village, Paugwik, Suwarof, Suworof, Suworof Village.

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


Total Population 71
Daytime Population: Workers 10
Daytime Population: Residents 14
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.34
Population in Households 71
Population in Familes 52
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $88,180
Average Household Income $100,690
Per Capita Income $44,174


Total Housing Units 130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (12.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (75.4%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $235,294


Total Households 32
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 18
Average Family Size 3
  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 -1.46% -1.75%
Households -1.23% -1.95%
Families -0.74% -1.14%
Median Household Income   -1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.55%

South Naknek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Naknek 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 # 279 22nd
Population Density # 310 13th
Diversity Index # 42 88th
Median Household Income # 8 98th
Per Capita Income # 17 95th

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