Diomede, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Diomede, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Diomede had a population of 117 as of July 1, 2017. Diomede 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 Diomede is located at latitude 65.7538 and longitude -168.9232 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Diomede (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Diomede (GNIS ID: 2419378) 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 Diomede is located within the Nome Census Subarea of Nome (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 Diomede 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 Diomede: Igna-look, Ignaluk, Inalik, Inalit.

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


Total Population 117
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 90
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 117
Population in Familes 98
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $39,128
Average Household Income $50,638
Per Capita Income $13,142


Total Housing Units 48 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $133,333
Average Home Value $135,227


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 27
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 0.24% 0.34%
Households 0.36% 0.0%
Families 2.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Diomede, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Diomede 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 # 232 35th
Population Density # 113 68th
Diversity Index # 311 13th
Median Household Income # 273 23rd
Per Capita Income # 321 10th

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