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Kaktovik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kaktovik had a population of 241 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kaktovik, AK Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Alaska Housing Affordability Index is 124
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Kaktovik, AK Wealth Index is 78
State of Alaska Wealth Index is 106
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 241 (100%)
Population in Households 226 (93.8%)
Population in Families 188 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 15 ( 6.2%)
Population Density 311
Diversity Index2 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $86,960
Per Capita Income $24,801
Wealth Index4 78

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 88 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $106,818
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 73
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.09% 0.08%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families -0.42% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Kaktovik, AK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kaktovik to the other 353 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alaska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 29 92nd
Diversity Index # 176 50th
Median Household Income # 57 84th
Per Capita Income # 185 48th

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