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Cantwell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Cantwell CDP(1) had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2023. Cantwell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cantwell is located at latitude 63.3917 and longitude -148.9508 in Denali Borough. The formal boundaries for the Cantwell Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 117.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Denali Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9).

The Cantwell 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 Cantwell Census Designated Place is located within the Denali Census Subarea of Denali 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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Cantwell, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 190 (100%)
Population in Households 190 (100.0%)
Population in Families 117 (61.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $83,102
Average Household Income $97,079
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $51,605
Wealth Index5 80
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (54.5)


Total HU (Housing Units) 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 (50.2%)
Median Home Value $220,455
Average Home Value $254,217
Housing Affordability Index3 167


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 -1.57% -1.08%
Households -5.65% -0.80%
Families   -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
Owner Occupied HU   -2.01%

Cantwell, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cantwell 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 # 195 45th
Population Density # 280 21st
Median Household Income # 46 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 316 90th
Per Capita Income # 19 95th
Diversity Index # 216 39th

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