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Unalakleet, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Unalakleet had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2023. Unalakleet ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Unalakleet is located at latitude 63.8731 and longitude -160.7881 in Nome (CA) Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Unalakleet encompass a land area of 3.63 sq. miles and a water area of 2.57 sq. miles. Nome (CA) Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9).

The City of Unalakleet 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 Unalakleet 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.

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Unalakleet, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 733 (100%)
Population in Households 733 (100.0%)
Population in Families 563 (76.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 256
Diversity Index2 15


Median Household Income $46,499
Average Household Income $62,523
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $20,813
Wealth Index5 41
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (26.3)


Total HU (Housing Units) 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $134,091
Average Home Value $160,201
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 244
Average Household Size 3.00
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 4.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -1.31% -0.44%
Households 0.25% 0.00%
Families   0.14%
Median Household Income   -1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
Owner Occupied HU   0.57%

Unalakleet, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Unalakleet to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 85 76th
Population Density # 38 90th
Median Household Income # 219 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 305 86th
Per Capita Income # 262 26th
Diversity Index # 296 16th

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