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Hoonah, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Hoonah had a population of 746 as of July 1, 2017. Hoonah 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 Hoonah is located at latitude 58.1224 and longitude -135.4328 in Hoonah-Angoon (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Hoonah (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.01 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Hoonah-Angoon (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Hoonah (GNIS ID: 2419396) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hoonah is located within the Hoonah-Angoon Census Subarea of Hoonah-Angoon (CA) 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 Hoonah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hoonah: Belltown, Gaaw T'ak Aan, Gaot-a-kan, Gaud-ah-kan, Hoonah Town, Hooniah, Hooniah Cannery, Hoonyah, Huna, Kantukan, Koudekan, Xunaa.

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Hoonah, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 746
Daytime Population: Workers 302
Daytime Population: Residents 350
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 652
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 746
Population in Familes 599
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 124
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $54,348
Average Household Income $65,604
Per Capita Income $26,465


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $180,612
Average Home Value $251,136


Total Households 301
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 202
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 -0.26% 0.05%
Households -0.18% 0.13%
Families -0.47% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Hoonah, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hoonah 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 # 87 76th
Population Density # 63 82nd
Diversity Index # 21 94th
Median Household Income # 133 63rd
Per Capita Income # 176 51st

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