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Hooper Bay, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Hooper Bay had a population of 1,151 as of July 1, 2020. Hooper Bay 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 Hooper Bay is located at latitude 61.5311 and longitude -166.0967 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Hooper Bay encompass a land area of 8.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Hooper Bay (GNIS ID: 2419397) 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 Hooper Bay 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 Hooper Bay: Askeenac, Askinaghamiut, Askinak, Askinuk, Naparagamuit, Napareyaramiut, Naparyaar, Naparyaraq.


Hooper Bay, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 1,151 (100%)
Population in Households 1,148 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,040 (90.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 154
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $32,009
Average Household Income $42,240
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $9,527
Wealth Index5 30


Total HU (Housing Units) 299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $71,569
Average Home Value $110,595
Housing Affordability Index3 290


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 4.24
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 5
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.51% 0.53%
Households 0.56% 0.58%
Families 0.18% 0.55%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%


Hooper Bay, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hooper Bay to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 64 82nd
Population Density # 55 85th
Median Household Income # 284 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 321 91st
Per Capita Income # 350 1st
Diversity Index # 321 8th

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