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Salcha CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Salcha Census Designated Place had a population of 1,234 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Salcha CDP is located at latitude 64.5272 and longitude -146.904 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the Salcha Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 73.96 sq. miles and a water area of 1.97 sq. miles.

The Salcha Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419205) 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 Salcha 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.


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Salcha CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,234 (100%)
Population in Households 1,224 (99.2%)
Population in Families 1,019 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 16
Diversity Index2 33
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,832
Average Household Income $99,337
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $38,314
Wealth Index5 118
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 131 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $236,161
Average Home Value $264,859
Housing Affordability Index3 210
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.17% 0.27%
Households 1.24% 0.29%
Families 1.46% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%

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Salcha CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salcha CDP to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 62 83rd
Population Density # 174 51st
Median Household Income # 29 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 284 80th
Per Capita Income # 44 88th
Diversity Index # 201 43rd

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