Newhalen, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Newhalen, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Newhalen had a population of 184 as of July 1, 2017. Newhalen ranks in the upper 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 Newhalen is located at latitude 59.7368 and longitude -154.9008 in Lake and Peninsula Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Newhalen (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.9 sq. miles and a water area of 2.33 sq. miles. Lake and Peninsula Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Newhalen (GNIS ID: 2419432) 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 Newhalen 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 Newhalen 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 Newhalen: Newailing Village, Newhalen Village, Newrailing Village, Noghelin gamute-Schanz, Nogheling, Nogheling Village, Noghelingamiut, Noghelingamute, Nughilen, Nuurileng, Nuwhalen Village.

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


Total Population 184
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 81
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 245
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.33
Population in Households 184
Population in Familes 154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 31
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $44,705
Average Household Income $55,352
Per Capita Income $18,591


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $225,000
Average Home Value $233,929


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.44% -0.66%
Households -0.56% -0.42%
Families -2.8% -1.17%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Newhalen, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newhalen 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 # 206 42nd
Population Density # 131 63rd
Diversity Index # 53 86th
Median Household Income # 209 41st
Per Capita Income # 258 27th

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