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Chevak, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Chevak had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2019. Chevak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Chevak is located at latitude 61.5278 and longitude -165.5864 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Chevak encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Chevak (GNIS ID: 2419367) 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 Chevak 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chevak: Cev'aq, New Chevak.

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Chevak, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chevak, AK Housing Affordability Index is 235
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Chevak, AK Wealth Index is 33
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 857 (100%)
Population in Households 855 (99.8%)
Population in Families 775 (90.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 750
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,562
Average Household Income $44,190
Per Capita Income $9,837
Wealth Index4 33

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 1.6%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Housing Affordability Index3 235
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 190
Average Household Size 4.5
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 5
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.57% 0.6%
Households 0.53% 0.62%
Families 1.45% 0.52%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Chevak, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chevak to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 76 79th
Population Density # 12 97th
Diversity Index # 323 8th
Median Household Income # 303 14th
Per Capita Income # 349 1st

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