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Kaktovik, Alaska - Basic Facts

The City of Kaktovik had a population of 247 as of July 1, 2017. 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 70.1212 and longitude -143.6295 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 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kaktovik population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kaktovik: Kaaktovik, Kaktoavik, Katovik, Qaaktugvik.

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Kaktovik, AK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 247
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 291
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 231
Population in Familes 193
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 342
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $52,737
Average Household Income $59,957
Per Capita Income $19,238


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $119,444
Average Home Value $145,349


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.32%
Households 0.38% 0.53%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

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, 2017 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 # 180 49th
Population Density # 23 94th
Diversity Index # 157 56th
Median Household Income # 144 60th
Per Capita Income # 240 32nd

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