Bear Creek, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Bear Creek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 1,867 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Creek is located at latitude 60.2081 and longitude -149.3698 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Bear Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.27 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Bear Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2418785) 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 Bear Creek Census Designated Place is located within the Seward-Hope Census Subarea of Kenai Peninsula 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.

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Bear Creek, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,867
Population in Households 1,865
Population in Familes 1,377
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 49
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $80,333
Average Household Income $90,453
Per Capita Income $38,347


Total Housing Units 1,020 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 585 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $244,411


Total Households 793
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.56% -0.65%
Households -0.62% -0.66%
Families -1.08% -0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.06%
Per Capita Income   0.9%

Bear Creek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Creek to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 51 86th
Population Density # 107 70th
Diversity Index # 141 60th
Median Household Income # 36 90th
Per Capita Income # 43 88th

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