Kaktovik, AK Profile: Facts & Data


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Kaktovik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kaktovik had a population of 242 as of July 1, 2018. Kaktovik 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 Kaktovik is located at latitude 70.1319 and longitude -143.6239 in North Slope Borough. The formal boundaries for the City of Kaktovik (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. North Slope Borough is in the Alaska time zone (GMT -9). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Kaktovik (GNIS ID: 2419404) 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 Kaktovik is located within the 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 Kaktovik: Kaaktovik, Kaktoavik, Katovik, Qaaktugvik.

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Kaktovik, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 242
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 335
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $54,809
Average Household Income $60,787
Per Capita Income $19,412


Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $130,000
Average Home Value $151,786


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.15% -0.08%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.47% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.34%

Kaktovik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaktovik 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 # 181 49th
Population Density # 24 94th
Diversity Index # 172 52nd
Median Household Income # 150 58th
Per Capita Income # 237 33rd

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