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Alakanuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Alakanuk had a population of 728 as of July 1, 2023. 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 62.6889 and longitude -164.6153 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Alakanuk 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 City of Alakanuk 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.

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Alakanuk, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 728 (100%)
Population in Households 728 (100.0%)
Population in Families 669 (91.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 23
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $35,993
Average Household Income $55,070
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $12,784
Wealth Index5 37
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (26.4)


Total HU (Housing Units) 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $138,636
Average Home Value $155,492
Housing Affordability Index3 115


Total Households 169
Average Household Size 4.31
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 5.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.15% 0.03%
Households -0.36% 0.24%
Families   0.57%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.45%

Alakanuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alakanuk to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 87 76th
Population Density # 142 60th
Median Household Income # 291 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 260 74th
Per Capita Income # 326 8th
Diversity Index # 325 8th

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