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Russian Mission, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Russian Mission had a population of 330 as of July 1, 2017. Russian Mission 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 Russian Mission is located at latitude 61.7787 and longitude -161.3643 in Kusilvak (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Russian Mission (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Kusilvak (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Russian Mission (GNIS ID: 2419457) 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 Russian Mission 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 Russian Mission population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Russian Mission: Ekogmute, Ikagmiut, Ikogmut, Ikogmute, Iqugmiut, Iquk, Selo Ikogmyut, The Mission.

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Russian Mission, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 330
Daytime Population: Workers 47
Daytime Population: Residents 261
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 308
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 299
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 59
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,977
Average Household Income $51,088
Per Capita Income $12,131


Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $157,292


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 4.29
Family Households 64
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 0.78% 0.66%
Households 0.74% 0.51%
Families 0.22% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Russian Mission, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Russian Mission to the other 354 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 157 56th
Population Density # 98 72nd
Diversity Index # 322 9th
Median Household Income # 224 37th
Per Capita Income # 333 6th

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