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Mud Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Mud Bay Census Designated Place had a population of 202 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Mud Bay is located at latitude 59.1597 and longitude -135.3758 in Haines Borough. The formal boundaries for the Mud Bay Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 12.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Haines Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Mud Bay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418720) 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 Mud Bay 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.


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


Total Population 202 (100%)
Population in Households 202 (100.0%)
Population in Families 151 (74.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 17
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $39,218
Average Household Income $55,837
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $26,274
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (32.2%)
Median Home Value $245,455
Average Home Value $262,500
Housing Affordability Index3 102


Total Households 101
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 61
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.47% -0.8%
Households -0.29% -0.6%
Families -0.47% -0.66%
Median Household Income   0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.27%


Mud Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mud Bay 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 # 195 45th
Population Density # 171 52nd
Median Household Income # 227 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 178 50th
Per Capita Income # 159 55th
Diversity Index # 188 47th

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