Elim, AK Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elim, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Elim had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2017. Elim ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alaska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elim is located at latitude 64.6184 and longitude -162.2734 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Elim (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Elim (GNIS ID: 2419383) 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 Elim 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 Elim 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 Elim: Elim Mission, Elim Mission Rhoadhouse, Elim Mission Roadhouse.

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


Total Population 338
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 260
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 338
Population in Familes 287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $30,327
Average Household Income $44,822
Per Capita Income $13,105


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $104,167


Total Households 90
Average Household Size 3.76
Family Households 63
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 0.33% 0.29%
Households 0.15% 0.22%
Families -0.85% 0.32%
Median Household Income   4.07%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

Elim, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elim 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 # 153 57th
Population Density # 57 84th
Diversity Index # 239 32nd
Median Household Income # 317 10th
Per Capita Income # 323 9th

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