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Haines, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Haines Census Designated Place had a population of 1,629 as of July 1, 2020. Haines ranks in the upper 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 Haines is located at latitude 59.2286 and longitude -135.4441 in Haines Borough. The formal boundaries for the Haines Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 13.2 sq. miles and a water area of 7.43 sq. miles. Haines Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Haines Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418606) 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 Haines Census Designated Place is located within the Haines Census Subarea of Haines 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Haines: Chilcoot, Chilkat, Chilkoot, Daschu, Deshu, Dtehshuh, Haines Mission, Kutkwutlu, Willard Mission.


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


Total Population 1,629 (100%)
Population in Households 1,629 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,188 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 123
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $65,958
Average Household Income $93,323
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $43,368
Wealth Index5 118


Total HU (Housing Units) 901 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 291 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $239,634
Average Home Value $248,981
Housing Affordability Index3 166


Total Households 757
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 432
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.49% -0.74%
Households -0.32% -0.48%
Families -0.53% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.35%


Haines, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haines 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 # 54 85th
Population Density # 70 80th
Median Household Income # 75 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 232 66th
Per Capita Income # 23 94th
Diversity Index # 133 63rd

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