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Harding-Birch Lakes, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Harding-Birch Lakes CDP(1) had a population of 278 as of July 1, 2023. Harding-Birch Lakes 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 Harding-Birch Lakes is located at latitude 64.3711 and longitude -146.5999 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Harding-Birch Lakes Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 214.36 sq. miles and a water area of 16.88 sq. miles.

The Harding-Birch Lakes Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Harding-Birch Lakes Census Designated Place is located within the Fairbanks North Star Census Subarea of Fairbanks North Star 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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Harding-Birch Lakes, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 278 (100%)
Population in Households 278 (100.0%)
Population in Families 202 (72.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $64,859
Average Household Income $88,365
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $39,097
Wealth Index5 70
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (59.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (17.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 (76.6%)
Median Home Value $181,818
Average Home Value $213,830
Housing Affordability Index3 146


Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 61
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 2.94% -0.73%
Households -0.74% -0.33%
Families   -1.00%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
Owner Occupied HU   1.25%

Harding-Birch Lakes, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harding-Birch Lakes 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 # 165 54th
Population Density # 290 18th
Median Household Income # 111 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 296 84th
Per Capita Income # 94 74th
Diversity Index # 174 51st

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