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Chignik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Chignik had a population of 88 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chignik is located at latitude 56.2944 and longitude -158.3956 in Lake and Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Chignik (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.39 sq. miles and a water area of 4.49 sq. miles. Lake and Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Chignik (GNIS ID: 2419368) 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 Chignik is located within the Lake and Peninsula Census Subarea of Lake and Peninsula 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 Chignik 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 Chignik: Chignik Bay, Cirniq.

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


Total Population 88
Daytime Population: Workers 180
Daytime Population: Residents 35
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.44
Population in Households 83
Population in Familes 67
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 8
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $48,065
Average Household Income $72,893
Per Capita Income $29,130


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (26.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (62.3%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $175,000


Total Households 40
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 27
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.46% -0.69%
Households -0.34% -1.02%
Families 0.52% -0.75%
Median Household Income   3.85%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Chignik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chignik 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 # 256 28th
Population Density # 213 40th
Diversity Index # 103 71st
Median Household Income # 174 51st
Per Capita Income # 137 62nd

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