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Alakanuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Alakanuk had a population of 709 as of July 1, 2018. Alakanuk ranks in the lower 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 Alakanuk is located at latitude 62.7112 and longitude -164.6447 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Alakanuk (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.53 sq. miles and a water area of 10.04 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Alakanuk (GNIS ID: 2419350) 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 Alakanuk is located within the of Kusilvak (CA) 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 Alakanuk population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alakanuk: Alarneq.

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


Total Population 709
Population in Households 709
Population in Familes 642
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $39,588
Average Household Income $57,647
Per Capita Income $13,307


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $115,000
Average Home Value $147,180


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 4.27
Family Households 138
Average Family Size 5
  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 0.56% 0.56%
Households 0.45% 0.48%
Families 0.18% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Alakanuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alakanuk 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 # 88 75th
Population Density # 151 58th
Diversity Index # 332 6th
Median Household Income # 258 27th
Per Capita Income # 324 9th

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