Tyonek, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Tyonek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Tyonek Census Designated Place had a population of 167 as of July 1, 2018. Tyonek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Tyonek is located at latitude 61.0681 and longitude -151.1369 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Tyonek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 67.86 sq. miles and a water area of 1.11 sq. miles. Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Tyonek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2419273) 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 Tyonek Census Designated Place is located within the Kenai-Cook Inlet 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 Tyonek: Beluga, Ggaggashlat, Moquawkie, New Tyonek, Qaggeyshlat, Tiunok, Toyonok, Tu-i-u'nak, Tu-i-u-nuk, Tyonick, Tyoonok, Tyunok.

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


Total Population 167
Population in Households 87
Population in Familes 61
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $37,013
Average Household Income $45,058
Per Capita Income $23,563


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (31.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (53.5%)
Median Home Value $145,455
Average Home Value $267,391


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 1.3
Family Households 34
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.29% -0.36%
Households -0.53% -0.91%
Families -1.65% -1.21%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.31%

Tyonek, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tyonek 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 # 210 41st
Population Density # 270 24th
Diversity Index # 46 87th
Median Household Income # 278 22nd
Per Capita Income # 201 44th

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