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Kotlik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kotlik had a population of 607 as of July 1, 2020. Kotlik 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 Kotlik is located at latitude 63.0342 and longitude -163.5533 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kotlik encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.73 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Kotlik (GNIS ID: 2419415) 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 Kotlik 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 Kotlik: Kotlick, Qerrulliik, Qerrullik.


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


Total Population 607 (100%)
Population in Households 607 (100.0%)
Population in Families 549 (90.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 203
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $35,862
Average Household Income $50,416
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $11,851
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $88,095
Average Home Value $127,273
Housing Affordability Index3 268


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 4.5
Family Households 113
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 0.5% 0.55%
Households 0.52% 0.59%
Families 0.26% 0.53%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.72%


Kotlik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kotlik 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 # 99 72nd
Population Density # 47 87th
Median Household Income # 257 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 316 90th
Per Capita Income # 327 8th
Diversity Index # 332 6th

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