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Dillingham, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Dillingham had a population of 2,399 as of July 1, 2017. Dillingham ranks in 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 Dillingham is located at latitude 58.9806 and longitude -158.4676 in Dillingham (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Dillingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.43 sq. miles and a water area of 404.37 sq. miles. Dillingham (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Dillingham (GNIS ID: 2419377) 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 Dillingham is located within the of Dillingham (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 Dillingham 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 Dillingham: Ah-lek-nug-uk, Chogium, Chogiung, Curyuk, Curyung, Kanakanak, Ke-ek-sel-hak, Nelsonville, Nushagak, Snag Point.

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


Total Population 2,399
Daytime Population: Workers 1,935
Daytime Population: Residents 1,004
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,939
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 2,348
Population in Familes 1,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $73,786
Average Household Income $95,069
Per Capita Income $35,394


Total Housing Units 1,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 452 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 426 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $275,610
Average Home Value $282,489


Total Households 878
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 553
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 0.41% 0.38%
Households 0.37% 0.32%
Families 0.13% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

Dillingham, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dillingham 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 # 39 89th
Population Density # 97 73rd
Diversity Index # 35 91st
Median Household Income # 48 87th
Per Capita Income # 54 85th

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