Ketchikan Gateway Borough AK Information


Ketchikan Gateway Borough Subdivisions

Ketchikan Gateway Borough AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,808
Daytime Population: Workers 8,382
Daytime Population: Residents 5,895
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,277
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 13,535
Population in Familes 10,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 273
Population Density2 3
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $66,000
Average Household Income $86,366
Per Capita Income $33,702


Total Housing Units 6,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,088 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,300 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 901 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $291,521
Average Home Value $318,993


Total Households 5,388
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,363
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.34% 0.09%
Households 0.21% 0.03%
Families -0.02% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.43%
Per Capita Income   3.24%


Ketchikan Gateway Borough AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ketchikan Gateway Borough to the other 29 boroughs / census areas (ca) and borough equivalents 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 # 8 76th
Population Density # 7 79th
Diversity Index # 13 55th
Median Household Income # 13 59th
Per Capita Income # 13 59th

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