Pelican, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pelican, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Pelican had a population of 87 as of July 1, 2017. Pelican 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 Pelican is located at latitude 57.9598 and longitude -136.2168 in Hoonah-Angoon (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Pelican (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Hoonah-Angoon (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 344 feet.

The City of Pelican (GNIS ID: 2419446) 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 Pelican 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 Pelican 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 Pelican: K'udeis' X'e, Pelican City.

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


Total Population 87
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 20
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 87
Population in Familes 66
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 144
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $60,000
Average Household Income $80,464
Per Capita Income $37,544


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (46.8%)
Median Home Value $267,857
Average Home Value $344,697


Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 24
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 -0.16% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.21% -0.85%
Median Household Income   4.56%
Per Capita Income   3.42%

Pelican, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pelican 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 # 259 28th
Population Density # 55 85th
Diversity Index # 235 34th
Median Household Income # 93 74th
Per Capita Income # 38 90th

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