The City of Ketchikan had a population of 8,073 as of July 1, 2018. Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan is located at latitude 55.3572 and longitude -131.6749 in Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Ketchikan (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 1.54 sq. miles. Ketchikan Gateway Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.
The City of Ketchikan (GNIS ID: 2419408) 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 Ketchikan is located within the Ketchikan Census Subarea of Ketchikan Gateway 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 Ketchikan: Kichikan, Kitchikan, Kitskan.
|Population in Households||7,851|
|Population in Familes||5,694|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||222|
|Median Household Income||$51,123|
|Average Household Income||$67,612|
|Per Capita Income||$27,029|
|Total Housing Units||3,798 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,616 (42.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,614 (42.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||568 (15.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$268,774|
|Average Home Value||$268,847|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.17%|
|Per Capita Income||2.41%|
The table below compares Ketchikan 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.
|Total Population||# 12||97th|
|Population Density||# 2||100th|
|Diversity Index||# 34||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 163||54th|
|Per Capita Income||# 167||53rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alaska Census Data Comparison Tool.