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Atqasuk, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Atqasuk had a population of 238 as of July 1, 2020. Atqasuk 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 Atqasuk is located at latitude 70.4692 and longitude -157.3994 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Atqasuk encompass a land area of 38.71 sq. miles and a water area of 3.62 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Atqasuk (GNIS ID: 2419360) 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 Atqasuk is located within the North Slope Census Subarea of North Slope 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 Atqasuk: Atkasak, Atkasook, Atkasuk, Mead River, Meade River, Meade River Village, Tikikluk, Tikilook, Tikiluk.


Atqasuk, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 238 (100%)
Population in Households 232 (97.5%)
Population in Families 198 (83.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 2.5%)
Population Density 6
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $65,632
Average Household Income $78,623
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $21,237
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $122,561
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.21% -0.17%
Households 0.3% -0.3%
Families 0.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Atqasuk, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atqasuk to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 182 48th
Population Density # 230 35th
Median Household Income # 76 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 91 26th
Per Capita Income # 214 40th
Diversity Index # 285 20th

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