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Cantwell, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Cantwell Census Designated Place had a population of 219 as of July 1, 2018. 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 63.4114 and longitude -148.7496 in Denali Borough. The formal boundaries for the Cantwell Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 elevation is 2,211 feet.

The Cantwell Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418801) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cantwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cantwell: Cantwell River Station, Yidateni Na'.

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Cantwell, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 219
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 159
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $83,563
Average Household Income $98,441
Per Capita Income $44,826


Total Housing Units 211 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (51.2%)
Median Home Value $252,273
Average Home Value $245,427


Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 54
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households -0.12% -0.19%
Families -0.65% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

Cantwell, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cantwell 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 # 187 47th
Population Density # 280 21st
Diversity Index # 226 37th
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 16 96th

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