South Van Horn CDP, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Van Horn CDP, Alaska - Basic Facts

The South Van Horn Census Designated Place had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2017. South Van Horn CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 South Van Horn CDP is located at latitude 64.8097 and longitude -147.7878 in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The formal boundaries for the South Van Horn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles.

The South Van Horn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582717) 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 South Van Horn 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Van Horn CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Van Horn CDP, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 561
Daytime Population: Workers 2,436
Daytime Population: Residents 304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,740
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.88
Population in Households 538
Population in Familes 363
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 70
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $35,702
Average Household Income $49,490
Per Capita Income $20,891


Total Housing Units 253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $38,710
Average Home Value $147,917


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 125
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 0.07% -0.04%
Households -0.12% -0.18%
Families 0.45% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

South Van Horn CDP, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Van Horn CDP 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 # 110 69th
Population Density # 88 75th
Diversity Index # 87 76th
Median Household Income # 282 21st
Per Capita Income # 217 39th

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