Tyonek, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tyonek, Alaska - Basic Facts

The Tyonek Census Designated Place had a population of 169 as of July 1, 2017. 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 61.1031 and longitude -151.3859 in Kenai Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the Tyonek Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tyonek 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 169
Daytime Population: Workers 219
Daytime Population: Residents 109
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 328
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.94
Population in Households 88
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $36,488
Average Household Income $45,824
Per Capita Income $23,633


Total Housing Units 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (52.8%)
Median Home Value $135,000
Average Home Value $285,106


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 1.29
Family Households 35
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 -0.16% -0.12%
Households -0.4% 0.0%
Families -1.48% -0.58%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.41%

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, 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 # 210 41st
Population Density # 271 24th
Diversity Index # 47 87th
Median Household Income # 280 21st
Per Capita Income # 184 48th

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