Elim, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Elim, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Elim had a population of 338 as of July 1, 2018. 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 64.6175 and longitude -162.2606 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 338
Population in Households 338
Population in Familes 287
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 140
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $31,395
Average Household Income $47,533
Per Capita Income $13,595


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $91,176
Average Home Value $105,000


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 3.71
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 5
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.29% 0.35%
Households 0.27% 0.44%
Families -0.74% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 # 151 58th
Population Density # 55 84th
Diversity Index # 249 30th
Median Household Income # 318 11th
Per Capita Income # 316 11th

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