Sunrise, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunrise, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Sunrise Census Designated Place had a population of 18 as of July 1, 2017. Sunrise ranks in the lower 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 Sunrise is located at latitude 60.8701 and longitude -149.4678 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Sunrise Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Sunrise Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419238) 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 Sunrise 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunrise 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 Sunrise: Sunrise City, Sunrise Station.

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


Total Population 18
Daytime Population: Workers 8
Daytime Population: Residents 8
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 17
Population in Familes 13
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $93,891
Per Capita Income $45,954


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7 (25.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (63.0%)
Median Home Value $300,000
Average Home Value $304,167


Total Households 10
Average Household Size 1.7
Family Households 6
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.55% -3.58%
Median Household Income   5.92%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Sunrise, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunrise 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 # 330 8th
Population Density # 295 18th
Diversity Index # 279 21st
Median Household Income # 43 88th
Per Capita Income # 11 97th

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