Seward, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Seward, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Seward had a population of 2,601 as of July 1, 2018. Seward 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 Seward is located at latitude 60.1248 and longitude -149.3916 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Seward (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.11 sq. miles and a water area of 7.44 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 89 feet.

The City of Seward (GNIS ID: 2419468) 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 Seward 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Seward: Qutalleq.

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


Total Population 2,601
Population in Households 1,892
Population in Familes 1,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 709
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $53,697
Average Household Income $83,990
Per Capita Income $37,782


Total Housing Units 1,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 418 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $251,685
Average Home Value $261,603


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 441
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 -0.42% -0.43%
Households -0.61% -0.67%
Families -0.87% -0.83%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   0.82%

Seward, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seward 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 # 37 90th
Population Density # 45 88th
Diversity Index # 67 82nd
Median Household Income # 155 56th
Per Capita Income # 48 87th

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